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DIY with a dash of Spooky!

Written by Zoe Taylor



Halloween is just around the corner, and what better way to embrace the spooky spirit than by getting crafty with some Halloween-themed painting DIYs? Whether you're looking to decorate your home, create unique costumes, or simply have some festive fun, these creative painting projects are sure to bewitch and delight. So, grab your brushes, paints, and a dash of imagination, because we're about to explore some spooktacular Halloween painting DIYs!



Pumpkin Masterpieces

Nothing says Halloween like a perfectly painted pumpkin. Transform ordinary pumpkins into works of art by using leftover paints to create spooky faces, intricate patterns, or go more classic and create a gradient of solid colours across multiple pumpkins. Power to you if you want to use and carve real pumpkins, but don’t forget you can buy Styrofoam or cardboard pumpkins very cheaply!


Pro Tip: Seal your painted pumpkins with a clear acrylic sealer to preserve your artwork throughout the season.



Ghoulish Canvas Art

Unleash your inner artist by creating eerie Halloween-themed paintings on canvas. Whether it's a haunted house, a moonlit graveyard, or a witch's silhouette against a spooky night sky, the possibilities are endless. You can follow online tutorials for step-by-step guidance or let your imagination run wild.


Pro Tip: Display your canvas paintings as a gallery wall to set the Halloween mood in your home.



Trick or Treat Dishes

Either form your own dish out of airdry clay or thrift an old bowl, then go crazy with leftover paints and decorate it to Halloween perfection. Use this as your trick-or-treat bowl on your doorstep! The best part? You do it once, and can use it every year!


Pro Tip: Seal your design in place with a clear coat that is approved for food contact, if you’re planning on putting unwrapped treats inside.


Creepy Coffin Shelves

Transform plain wooden shelves into eerie coffin-shaped storage with a touch of paint. Paint the shelves black and add details like faux wood grain and spooky, crypt-like inscriptions. These coffin shelves are not only functional but also a unique and chilling addition to your Halloween decor.


Pro Tip: Display your favourite Halloween-themed items, like miniature skulls, candles, or potion bottles, on these shelves for a macabre touch.


Halloween painting DIYs offer a fantastic way to unleash your creativity and infuse your home and celebrations with a touch of the supernatural. Whether you're aiming for a charmingly spooky atmosphere or going all-out with terrifying transformations, these DIY projects will surely add to the magic of Halloween.


For expert advice, a wide selection of paints, and all the supplies you need to bring your Halloween painting visions to life, we encourage you to visit your nearest Paint Place store. Our knowledgeable staff is ready to assist you in turning your ideas into reality. So, gather your supplies, embrace the Halloween spirit, and get ready to create some memorable, ghostly masterpieces! Happy painting!

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