Thursday, October 1, 2009

Spooky Canvases

Welcome October!

A few of weeks ago I got the Halloween itch and called the cousins over to help me scratch it. We mod-podged these spooky silhouettes onto canvas boards and they turned out darling.

What I love about this:

*Even the 3-year-olds participated, and they turned out fabulously (the owl pictured above is my Blaine's work!).
*It's simple and quick.
*It's cheap. Of course you can go with a stretched canvas, but these canvas boards are a tiny fraction of the price!

Here's how you do it:

*Gather your supplies (canvas boards, mod podge, paint brushes, black spray paint, and a cut out silhouette of your choice--see links below.)

*After your silhouette is cut out, spray paint it black and wait for it to dry.

*Adhere your silhouette to the canvas board with mod podge. Cover the whole board. It will dry clear.

To display: you could lean it against something, set it on an easel, or attach a ribbon to it and hang it up.
Here are links to the templates we used (thank you, Martha Stewart!):

Bat #1

Bat #2



spitting cat


AND. If you want to get a little more sophisticated and have some grown-up craft time, check out this raven that Danielle did. Fabulous!


Emily Anne said...

let me be the first to say that those are SO cute!
Your whole Halloween buffet is splendid.

Laurel said...

Super cute. One question: What did you cut the template out of? I guess not black paper since you spray painted it. Maybe a dumb question, but I couldn't figure it out from your supply list.

katy said...

There are some really cute silhouettes on Savers/Value Villages website
They have some other really cute ideas.

jeanine said...

What a cute idea! My boys are so excited to do this!

Mrs. Cropper said...

I just printed the templates off on regular white paper, cut them out, and spray painted that paper.


Mrs. Cropper said...

Thanks for that link. There are some really fun ideas on there!

Joan said...

Is that some of Grandma's silver/crystal?! LUCKY! :)
What a perfect craft for the kids. I need some Halloween fun in my home! It's October 1st for heaven sake!

Unknown said...

Oooh! Love - these are so awesome.

Natalie said...

Mod Podge, mod podge! GoooOOOOO Mod Podge!

I have had a recent love affair with the stuff! These are darling, can't wait to make some!

Tammy said...

These are SO fun! They look GREAT! Where do you find canvas boards--I have never heard of them.