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Two fang-tastic Halloween DIYs
27 Oct 2022
Show you’ve got every trick or treat in the book with these eerie-sistible Halloween DIY decorations using materials from around the house. Sustainable and easy, these are boo-tiful touches for your spooky display that creep it real but can be reused for years to come. Grab your Resene testpots and carve out some time for Halloween fun!
How to make trick or treat tins
You will need:
- 2 x large tins (washed and label free)
- Resene testpots in your choice of colours – Vanessa used Resene Black
- Black permanent marker
- Tealight candles
Step 1: Using a black permanent marker, write the words ‘trick’ and ‘treat’ on the two tins
Step 2: Carefully drill small holes along the letters.
Step 3: Paint the tins inside and out using Resene Black
Step 4: Pop in some tealight candles and let them glow!
How to make a creepy crawler
You will need:
- 14 iceblock sticks
- Resene testpots in your choice of colour – Vanessa used Resene Black
- Masking tape
Step 1: Paint the sticks in your desired Resene colours.
Step 2: Gather six popsicle sticks and secure them together longways with strips of masking tape across the back.
Step 3: Glue the eight legs onto the back of the spider body and paint the faces on the front.
Step 4: BluTack the spiders to creepy crawl up the wall!
Tip: You can also make other creatures like ghosts and pumpkins using popsicle sticks in the same way, just switch up the colour and the faces! Tape some string onto the decorations and add wool tassels to create a garland as seen below.
What a fright! This garland is painted in Resene Ecstasy. Wall in Resene Eighth Pearl Lusta, table in Resene White. Vase painted in Resene Black, pumpkin in Resene Ecstasy and bowl in Resene Rice Cake.
projects Vanessa Nouwens
images Bryce Carleton
Published: 27 Oct 2022