Hi everyone! Did you miss me? These past six weeks have been crazy! I will be posting soon about the fast paced basement renovation soon, but before that, I have to share my first craft project in what feels like years. (The contractors had to box all of my craft room up to complete the work.) It’s a Halloween project involving Martha Stewart decoupage and paint formulas, which rocked my socks off.
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The great team over at Martha Stewart sent me several of the decoupage formulas – matte, gloss, glow in the dark, and glitter – and they are all multi-surface (i.e. glass, wood, fabric, paper, metal), for use indoors or out, non-tacky, won’t yellow, and can be used in washing machines and dishwashers. Score, right?
For this Decoupaged and Painted Acorn Halloween Wreath, I used the following supplies:
- Martha Stewart Decoupage Halloween Papers
- Martha Stewart Matte Decoupage
- Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Craft Paints in Beetle Black and Yellow Gold
- Martha Stewart decoupage brushes
- Wreath form
- Other embellishments, such a a mini frame and scrapbooking letters
To start, cut your decoupage paper into strips.
Using your brush, apply decoupage formula to the wreath form, wrap with paper, and brush the decoupage over the paper as well.
You could use regular paper, but here’s what is so amazing about this decoupage papers: It doesn’t wrinkle or bubble, and….
The excess formula seems to ooze through the paper without breaking it down, and you can use your brush to spread the beads across the top of the paper as well. The paper seems very thin like tissue paper almost, but it didn’t even start to tear or break down under all of the adhesive.
Continue wrapping your form with the strips of paper until it is all covered. Then, get started on your embellishments.
I used a small red frame that I painted black and then rubbed a couple of spots to expose some of the red. Then, I brushed a little gold paint over the black.
Next, I painted my acorns. I used the gold and black paint again and painted bottoms and tops in each colors. Then, I glued the tops on to the bottoms so that black tops were with gold acorns, and vice versa.
I covered the back of the frame with a complimentary decoupage paper, again using the matte formula, and glued it on to the wreath with hot glue. (Hot glue is okay to use in the winter – but be careful of putting it outside if it’s still hot where you are. It will melt under the sun!) I also added the word BOO! to the frame. Then, I glued a few acorns around the frame.
On the other side, I added an acorn top and a little black glittered spider, and then hung it with a sparkly black wired ribbon.
And there you have it! Doesn’t it look great? I love how it looks on my front door. The black and gold are perfect together, and I love that I can hang a paper wreath outside because the decoupage is protecting it!
Want to make your own? Make sure you head over to Michael’s and pick up all of these great Martha Stewart products and create your own Halloween beauty! In the meantime, check follow Plaid on Facebook and Pinterest for more great ideas and inspiration.
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