Look What I Found At The Thrift Store, A Jack O Lantern

3 Materials
$10
2 Days
Easy
Paint products provided by Old Fashioned Milk Paint Company. Project idea, choice of products, and all opinions are 100% that of my own (see full disclosure policy).
Look What I Found At The Thrift Store, A Jack O Lantern! Can you believe it? I certainly didn’t have Jack O Lantern’s on my shopping list when I went thrift store shopping, but how could I resist, right? It was the perfect project for a monthly blog hop I participate in every month.
Now this Jack O Lantern is made from wood and is open at the top and the bottom.  I really don’t know what it was for, but it doesn’t matter because I decided the thrift store candle holder in my stash would be perfect for the bottom.
I enjoy layering paint so the first coat of paint I used is a paint by the Old Fashioned Milk Paint Company called Driftwood. Then I used the color called Pumpkin. Now I ended up repainting parts of the candlestick because milk paint chips and I didn't want the original finish to show. Once I added Extra Bond it was fine. The Jack O Lantern chipped and looked good.
I applied Hemp Oil on the Jack O Lantern and sprayed the candleholder with a spray poly. The two pieces were glued together with E6000 glue.
This thrift store Jack O Lantern looks good by day.

And glows at night with the addition of a battery operated candle. Now if any of you know what this was for I would love to know.

Suggested materials:

  • Thrift store Jack O Lantern and Candleholder   (Thrift Store)
  • Milk Paint   (Old Fashioned Milk Paint)
  • E6ooo glue

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