Spooky Halloween DIY's on The Marilyn Denis Show

October 30, 2020

Spooky Halloween DIY's on The Marilyn Denis Show

Rock Painted Eyes

  • smooth pebbles (roughly 3’’ diam.)
  • high adhesion primer paint
  • acrylic artist paint in black, blue, green, white
  • acrylic gloss varnish/top coat
  • a variety of small artist brushes

Directions

  1. Google images of eyes and print them out to use as reference for painting.
  2. Collect smooth rocks from the beach, your backyard, or a décor store.
  3. Paint the rocks white using a high adhesion paint and let them dry.
  4. Using acrylic paint, paint a black circle in the center of the rock. This will be the background for the iris.
  5. Using acrylic paint, paint in the colour of the iris. Feel free to use blue, green or any colour you like. Paint using small brush strokes from the outside of the iris to the center and let it dry. 
  6. Paint in the pupil using black acrylic paint, then paint in a few white highlights near the edge of the pupil.
  7. Once dry, coat the entire project using a gloss varnish.
  8. Let it completely dry one last time and display on a fancy tray.

BLACK AND WHITE GOURDS

Materials

  • selection of small gourds
  • high adhesion white primer paint or artist Gesso
  • black acrylic artist paint
  • puffy paint in black or white (dimensional paint with small tip applicator for polka dots)
  • toothpicks

Directions

  1. Paint the gourds white using acrylic or latex paint and leave to dry.
  2. Follow the linear pattern of the gourd to paint sections using alternating black and white acrylic paint.
  3. Paint polka dots, stripes, or any black and white pattern. 
  4. Display in any manner, or stack by securing them using toothpicks.
  5. Place under a cloche for a glamorous presentation.

 

PAINTED GOURD SPIDERS

Materials

  • selection of gourds
  • yellow acrylic artist paint
  • black puffy or dimensional paint with fine tip applicator
  • wire hangers cut into 4’ lengths
  • black electrical tape

Directions

  1. Paint the gourds using the bright yellow acrylic paint and leave to dry. 
  2. Using a small fine brush and black acrylic paint or a black puffy paint with a small nozzle, paint patterns on the gourd using only polka dots.
  3. To create the spider legs, cut metal coat hangers into 3’’-4’’lengths. Wrap the cut pieces using black electrical tape. Create 8 legs per gourd.
  4. Insert the “legs” into the gourd and position them to resemble the stance of a spider.

 

HELLRAISER LOLLIPOP HEAD

Materials

  • styrofoam wig head
  • gauze 
  • decoupage glue
  • skewer
  • container or bucket to display in 
  • few bags of lollypops or candy suckers 

Directions

  1. Purchase a foam wig head from your local dollar or wig store.
  2. Cut gauze into 4’’ pieces and decoupage onto the foam head to create texture.
  3. Dry brush grey acrylic paint onto the head form to make it look mottled.
  4. Using a skewer, poke a small hole into the head and insert a lollypop into the hole. Repeat until the head is full of lollipops.
  5. Secure the head into a container, bucket, or anything spooky.
  6. Place on your front porch and using a handmade sign. 

Courtesy of The Marilyn Denis Show





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