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!
GET INSTANT ACCESS TO FREE DECORATING CHEATSHEETS!
Sign up to receive FREE decorating printables, available exclusively to subscribers!