Halloween is around the corner and I’m pretty excited. I haven’t really done much in the way of decorating or even participating in Halloween for a few years, but now that we have a little one, I’m jumping in. It will be my daughter’s first Halloween and at five months old she’s a bit too little to appreciate the Halloween decorations, costumes, and baked goods so I’ve mostly passed on all of those fun projects. However, I did feel the need to whip up something to put all the treats in for the ghosts, goblins, and princesses who may be knocking on our door. So I thought it would be fun to do a Painted Jack O Lantern Treat Bowl
This festive bowl is great for candy for the trick or treaters or as a serving dish because I used non-toxic glass paint. It’s also dishwasher safe. How about that? You want one? Here’s how!
To get started you’ll need:
A large glass bowl. I got this one at IKEA (There is one down the street from our house so I go often!)
Non toxic glass paint in orange and black
Paint brushes (I used a foam brush for the orange, and a small paint brush for the black)
A jack o lantern stencil of your choosing
First, I painted the entire bowl orange using a large foam brush. The paint I used had a pearly opaque tint so it took three coats to get the coverage I wanted. Once it was dry (I allowed it to dry over night), I cut out my jack o lantern stencil and placed it on the bowl. Using a small paint brush I painted the face with the black paint.
Now, I used vinyl for this but I would recommend using a simple piece of paper or card stock taped to the bowl because the vinyl peeled off the paint in one section of my bowl. I had to touch it up. Even with that little hiccup it still came out nicely.
I’m displaying it on my kitchen island for now but I am looking forward to using it for the trick or treaters at an upcoming trunk or treat event we will be attending. I can’t wait to dress up my little peanut and show her off and see what all the other little kiddos are dressed up as! Happy Halloween!