Halloween Candy Dish With a Twist!

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I have a love for painting flower pots and this year I decide to paint one and use as our Halloween Candy Dish!!!

8" Fern Terra Cotta Pot
My favorite style pot if the 8" Fern Terra Cotta Flower pot - I love the shorter style.

Head to your local gardening store and pick yourself up a couple (because once you start painting flower pots, it becomes addicting)! First thing I always do is give them a good wipe down with a wet rag and then allow them to dry.

I start with priming the pots, I like just using Gesso but you can use any primer you have laying around. Apply the primer everywhere you plan to paint. Because I planned to use this as a dish, I primed 100% of the pot inside and outside.

Then I applied some fun Halloween colors - Purple Wave and Black are my basecoat colors by DecoArt Acrylics.
Stencil catalog flower pot designs
The next decision was to pick a stencil design to create my whimsical Halloween dish and I don't have Halloween designs. So, I just choose a fun flower pattern and painted in colors that reminded me of Halloween! You can't go wrong with Black, Orange, and Purple!!!

I actually choose two different stencils and used part of each pattern - Wild Posies and Wild Grapes.
These stencils are unique, in the fact that they are cut on a curve so they will wrap around a tapered shape (such as flower pots)!

My flower pot stencils have a design for the base section and a separate design for the rim and it's fun to mix and match as I have with this project.
Just grab yourself a stencil design, some craft acrylics, and a few stencil brushes and this is a fun and easy project.

I used Black, Purple Wave, Light Hauser Green, and Orange Flame/Pumpkin mixed together for my orange color.
This will be an adorable Candy Dish for Halloween - just using the right colors can make anything look Halloween!!!

Make sure to check out my video for complete how-to step by step instructions!!! You can find the video on my Facebook page Artistic Painting Studio.
Here is part one of the project!!!
And part two!!!
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  • Rambie Rambie on Sep 19, 2018

    How long did it take you to place and paint your stencils on it? It's very cute!

  • Terry Terry on Nov 19, 2018

    How can I save this video to my pinterest board? I can't find the pin.

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