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

  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 ( and share the blog love. Have a happy Monday!

  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!

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

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


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

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

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


  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.

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


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

  12. These are GREAT! Love them!

    Thanks for sharing on the All Star Block Party!

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

  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.

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



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