Sunday, September 9, 2012

Sophisticated, Regal, Dapper Halloween Head Gear (and a 'Stache)

Yes, it's still summer. But, I'm ready to decorate for fall and Halloween.

Thought I'd share a quick post about my first Halloween craft project of the season.


I started with these wood charger plates I picked up at an estate sale for $1 each. The wood is beautiful and I suppose some people would shriek in horror at what I'm going to do with them. But, they aren't my style. I saw them for their potential, not their intended use.

Here are three of them in their altered state.




I gave them a coat of light grey paint, transferred the whimsical skull images with the Mod Podge method and distressed them fairly heavily. Then I applied both clear and dark wax to give them a protective covering and to further age them.

They make me smile  . . .

Make it a great day!
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19 comments:

  1. Oh I do love these also!! Terrific projects!

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  2. Great idea! Where did you find the skull images? I am a follower of your blog on Facebook and would love if you could hop over to my blog (http://sarahsaturdiy.blogspot.com/) and share the blog love. Have a happy Monday!

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  3. Love them, really love them. Love the squareness and the curve of the plates. This is such a unique idea to use the plates and love the different skull pictures! Terrific! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

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  4. Love these! Perfect for Halloween without being TOO scary!

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  5. Wonderful idea you have here, glad that you came by and shared at my party this week.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  6. Nice! I gotta break out my paints and try something like this!
    JoAnn

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  7. Ann, Looove these!! They are so much better adorned with the skulls! Perfect for Halloween, Laura

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  8. These came out fantastic!!! Love them that is all I can say!!!

    Cynthia

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  9. These are really super. Your transfer came out so good. I can never get a good transfer - must work on that some more. Those plates were a smart purchase - perfect for this project.

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  10. I love them. If I do that I will scare all the swedish children who are not used to Halloween *smile*.

    Hugs

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  11. OH my goodness I LOVE them, what fantastic imagination. They are perfect for fall.
    Ann

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  12. These are GREAT! Love them!

    Thanks for sharing on the All Star Block Party!

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  13. Congrats - your Sophisticated Dapper Hallowee head gear has been featured at Sunday's Best Today!

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  14. They make me smile, too! These are totally awesome. I'm pinning!

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original linky party is open.

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  15. Love these! Great job. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party!

    Holly

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