Glitter Skulls, Glitter Plates… Glitter EVERYWHERE!

Last year, I had purchased pumpkins from Target and put glue on them and covered in glitter.  When I pulled the pumpkins out some of the glitter had fallen off.  So I had to touch them up this year.  Just this week I learned of a trick to help keep loose glitter in place and not all over your house or inside your storage box.  One for the ladies at work told me that after she glues the glitter to what ever she’s doing (in this case gourds) and once the glitter is dry, she goes over with hair spray. So I thought what the heck, it can’t hurt can it?  So I waited for my reapplied glitter to dry and blasted my pumpkins with hair spray.

Looking at these skulls, I knew from past glitter experience I wasn’t going to sit and glitter each one of these with glue glitter.  That seemed like it would take too much time.  I had read about using the Krylon Glitter Blast.  To save myself, time, a big glittery mess and a headache, I headed to Hobby Lobby, picked up some Krylon Glitter Blast paint, and got to work painting my skulls.  Be warned one can does not go far.  Between the skulls and two of the chargers I used 3 cans of the spray paint.

I found these lovely green charges on clearance at Michael’s for $0.79.  I couldn’t pass these up, so I picked up four of these lovely chargers.  The paper was also from Michael’s and they were on sale for 2 for $0.59.
I spray painted two of these black, and one silver before the can of silver got clogged.
Next, I used a metal bowl, and used that to trace a circle, and cut a circle out.  It was the only thing I could find that was the size of the center of the plate.  Then I slathered Modge Podge on the center of the plate, extending outwards towards the lip, and laid the paper on top and smoothed it out, and then slathered more Modge Podge on the top of paper.  I let it dry over night.
 My finished plates, after drying over night.  I think my favorite one is on the left.
 Here’s to hoping that the weather is nicer out this week so I can put my out door decorations up.  How are your Halloween decorations coming along?

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