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Martha Stewart Crafts Halloween Tree Centerpiece

No Halloween party or event would be complete without a charming and ghoulish Halloween tree centerpiece! Using Martha Stewart Crafts Spray Paint Kit makes painting tree limbs a snap!

At a Glance:

#4189 Skill Level: Beginner Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Martha Stewart Logo

Other Supplies

Martha Stewart Crafts ® Spray Paint Kit-Gloss Finish #32241, Galvanized tin pail, Loew Cornell Woodsies, Assorted sized wood balls, Small crystal beads, 18 Gauge copper wire, Styrofoam or floral foam, Moss, Hot glue gun, White vinegar, Foam plate, Paper towels, Brush basin or container for water, Hand drill with small drill bit


Spray Painting Instructions:

  1. Wash tin pail in warm soapy water and allow to thoroughly dry.  When dry, wipe with white vinegar damped paper towel to remove any remaining grease or soap film.
  2. Prepare Beetle Black Gloss for spraying following directions on Spray Paint Kit.  Spray branches and metal pail. Allow to dry.
  3. Clean Spray Paint Kit following recommended directions and cap any remaining paint mixture for future use. 


Painting and Stenciling Instructions:

  1. Drill a small hole in assorted shaped woodsies.
  2. Basecoat wood shapes in Wedding Cake and Sterling, allow to dry and reapply if necessary.
  3. Using assorted Halloween Adhesive Stencils, stencil designs onto prepared wood shapes.  Load pouncer in color of choice, Beetle Black, Granny Smith, Adobo or Wedding Cake and dab color through stencil using a straight up and down motion.
  4. Paint small wood balls Granny Smith.  Using a pouncer, paint a few clumps of moss Granny Smith as well.  Allow to dry.


Finishing Instructions:

  1. Hot glue Styrofoam or floral foam into metal pail.
  2. Position and secure branches into foam using hot glue.
  3. Add moss to top of pail to cover foam.  Add Granny Smith painted moss to top of pail.  Moss may be secured with hot glue.
  4. Cut copper wire to desired length and create curved hook at one end by wrapping around a pencil or paint brush handle.  Attach copper hooks to wood ornaments.  Hang from branches.
  5. Cut additional copper wire and create small loop to close.  Feed small crystal bead and Granny Smith ball onto wire; create hook and hang from tree. 

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.

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