I’m not sure that I ever made any Halloween décor. I’m not a huge Halloween decorator…I prefer just to have Fall décor to be able to keep it out longer. But, this summer when I found some spider web decoupage paper at a yard sale, I knew I was going to use it for Halloween decorating. The paper was only 50 cents at a yard sale. I also had these 2 rectangular vases that I got at a yard sale too…I’m not sure exactly what I paid for them, but I’m sure it was no more than $1 each, possibly only 50 cents each.
This wasn’t my original intention for the vases, I tried to attached faux leaves to them using the Mod Podge and quickly realized on the first one that it wasn’t going to turn out like I thought. I did learn that dried Mod Podge can be easily removed from glass using a brillo pad and some water. The vase was good as new to use for this project.
I had the Mod Podge in my supplies. For the decoupage paper, I decided to use the traditional black and white spider webs. I cut it to the height of my vases and then wrapped it around all four sides to get the right width. I painted the Mod Podge onto the vase, one side at a time.
This was so quick and easy. I was done both in a matter of minutes.
Once both vases were wrapped, I applied another coat of Mod Podge on top of the paper to seal it.
Since I had so much paper left, I decided to make a sign too. I had this canvas in my supplies….I didn’t really care for the flower on it. I used one of the other canvases for my spring sign. The flower picture did not come off as easily as the other one I used in Spring, but I still went ahead and used it.
When I wrapped the spider web paper around the canvas, you could still see through it slightly. So, I decided to use a frame to match the existing frame on the canvas before. I went ahead and applied the decoupage paper with Mod Podge. You can slightly see through it in this picture.
For the rest of my sign, I used my scrapbooking supplies. I cut a piece of white paper to make the background for the “framed image”. I also decided to outline that in orange strips to define the frame more. For my image, I decided to use my Celebrate with Flourish Cricut cartridge to cut out Happy Halloween. It was a 3 layer image, that I cut in 3 different colors.
After I had all my layers attached with Mod Podge, I covered everything with another coat of Mod Podge.
The canvas sign and vases make a cute little set to greet trick or treaters for Halloween.
I especially like the vases used as candleholders.
They glow so neatly in the darkness.
I have more sheets of the spider web decoupage paper left, what would you make with it? Would you use the gold or silver?
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