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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

October 27, 2011

Make your own Vintage Looking Halloween Decor

Reposted Tutorial
This is a tutorial how to take plain wooden plates and make Fall or Halloween plates (for decoration only.)
I googled "free Halloween printables" and "free Vintage Images" and came up with tons of free images. I believe these were from Matthew Mead's site...a few seasons back. But this year he has some amazing new Halloween graphic/images too.

It is best to print out the images on cardstock. The heavier the paper the better the Modge Podge works.....this is what I have found.

Cut out your images, I used a glass bowl, traced around it and cut the images out in a round circle.
I used Halloween images but you could use fall images, leaves, pumpkins, scarecrows.

You could also spray paint the plates orange, or cream...etc. What ever decorative color theme you like.

Next I had picked up (ugly!) wooden plates and bowls at a thrift store and spray painted them with spray paint (my favorite power tool) black matte.


Got out the trusty Modge Podge, and applied the Modge Podge (my other favorite power tool)to the plate, centered my design smoothing the paper with my fingers, to get any bubbles or ripples out.


Next I let it dry. Then added a layer of M.P. on top. Let dry. Spray with a sealer if you prefer to and you are done!

The glass jar in the corner~I added Modge Podge one horizontal layer at a time...glittering one color at a time. Very easy!







If you have any questions I will try to answer them! Thanks for coming by!

Blessings,
Debbie


Be sure to see my post below of the Fall Crow Canisters I made for the season!
"Better are the days ahead...." Ecclesiastes 7:8

23 comments:

Roeshel said...

Hi Debbie! Thanks so much for joining in! Those are so cute! I think the cat ones are my favorite! This is such an easy/fun project - inexpensive and so festive! Thanks for sharing!

Roeshel
I love Met Monday too - so many awesome transformations!

Anonymous said...

very cute Idea and you could take it to many different levels or seasonal decor.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

How fun, they look gorgeous. That is such a great idea. What a fun thing to use as a charger too. Love it. Hugs, Marty

Kammy said...

Super cute - love the new look !
Kammy

Darlene said...

Those are just too CUTE!!!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Oh I wish I had crafting energy! Your plates are so cute and that jar is adorable...keep crafting!!!

Lisa said...

Super cute!!
Hugs, Lisa

Keelie said...

That is a great project! I love your hutch...I bet you have fun changing out with the seasons.

Crystal said...

These are so fun and look awesome!

Mimi Sue said...

Love these. Also love all the stuff you've been doing lately. That polka dot tray is great. Mimi

Valencia Jones-Edwards said...

They turned out sooo cute!!

The Whispering Creek House said...

what a great way to use those plates! well done!

{oc cottage} said...

HOW CUTE ARE THOSE!!!

m ^..^

Moore Minutes said...

Wow! How creative and what a good idea!

cherry said...

Fantastic job! Love that modge podge. Ok Debbie where is your bikini at? cherry

Julie said...

Hi Debbie, How cute are these...You did a wonderful job...Love it...
xoxo
Julie

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Those are so neat! I think I have some of those wooden bowls stored somewhere around here. Thank you for sharing that neat idea. Love your bees on your blog too....sweet!

Blue Creek Home said...

Who doesn't have a few of those wooden plates around? I love this idea! Gotta do it soon!
Rhonda

Cindy said...

What a brilliant idea for those wooden bowls and plates. It's so great to repurpose things like that!!! I came by to see if I could see your mirror and shutters. I'll have to scroll through your blog....you have me intrigued now!

Free Art Printables said...

Very cool idea!

Unknown said...

You did great job!! Thanks for the idea... It seems to be easy and interesting Halloween decoration!! I have seen some nice stuff at Meijer...

black eyed susans kitchen said...

This was a great tutorial! It is all very doable and not expensive and they are really cute.

Kim -today's creative blog said...

what a great idea!