Is it too early to show Halloween Decorations? I want to share some easy Halloween projects with you so that you will have time to make it for Halloween this year.
I’m always picking up 4×4 posts in the cull bin at Home Depot. Some are chemically treated, others are heat treated which doesn’t use any chemicals. You can tell the difference by the color and the weight. Chemically treated 4×4’s will be much heavier. Use caution when working with chemically treated lumber.
Easy way to paint 4×4 sections
Because I wanted a white washed look without painting, I decided to make a trough to “dip” my jack-o-lanterns. I found a box, and lined it with a plastic garbage bag. The inspiration for this project came from Pinterest.
I watered down some Dutch Boy Refresh (Sweetened White).
I poured the paint into the home made trough.
Then, I laid my 4×4 post in the paint and flipped it until each side and end was coated.
White paint for Ghosts Orange Paint for Jack-o-Lanterns
I then added some orange paint to make the jack-0-lanterns. However, I wasn’t pleased with the shade of orange, it looked too peachy. So I grabbed some of my extra orange spray paint, and painted the peach ones.
Add Scrap Vinyl Features
Here are my ghost families.
A close-up. I like the white-washed look of the white paint. Don’t you think it looks a little more ghostly?
I used the vinyl cut outs that I had left over from last year’s No Mess Jack-o-Lanterns.
If you don’t have a CAMEO, you could easily paint these jack-o-lanterns features on.
I think these 4×4 posts turned Jack-o-Lanterns and Ghosts are the perfect addition to your porch this fall!
Let me know if you make any, after all, I’ve given you plenty of time!