Potted Hand Halloween Prop

2 Materials
2 Hours

As we get closer to The Day, I become like a kid who keeps asking “Are we there yet? Are we there yet?” – hahaha. 😀 Well, you all know me – I enjoy doing this and that, but there is one time of the year where I really have great fun working on my projects. You know what I am talking about, don’t you? Of course you do! Halloween! Yeessss!!!! Today is the day I start posting about Halloween. And oh boy – do I have some lovely Halloween props for you this year! But before jumping into anything else, I want to show you my potted Rosemary (aka potted hand Halloween prop), as it is related to last year’s beloved project: Halloween Apothecary Jars.

Speaking of Apothecary Jars, did you see my Apothecary Jars project from last year? Oh you didn’t? I am sharing 80+ jar labels on our blog together with lots of jar filler ideas, so if you are into Halloween, you really don’t want to miss these free printable labels. Here is a pic from that post, so you can see the labels ;-) [It is one of most popular posts - hint hint!!]

Ok, I am again yapping off-topic, so let’s get on with making our potted hand Halloween prop, shall we?

I started my project by aging my urn. As I wanted my urn to look like an old rusty iron urn, I first painted it with 2 coats of iron paint. I let the paint dry for about an hour.

Once the paint dried, I put my plastic gloves on and poured some rust activator into a small spray bottle. Then I sprayed my urn all over and waited. Although within 30 minutes it had a good amount of rust, I let it do its thing overnight.

Next day, I picked a flower foam from my stash and started shaping it so it would fit into my old rusty iron urn.

Once I was done with the foam placement, I moved on to the next step which was hot gluing the moss and critters on it.

After adding the moss and the critters, I placed the creepy hand in the middle and with that my project was done.


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And ladies and gentlemen [insert drum roll here]…here is my potted Rosemary!

Oh ok – maybe you can’t really tell whether it is Rosemary or Basil from the previous picture, but how about now? hehehe :-D

“Rosemary – You knew her once, now you can grow her again.” icon

I hope you enjoyed this year’s first Halloween post. If you liked this, then you would definitely love my Cousin Itt Halloween prop!

Hahaha :-D Doesn't he look so handsome?


icon CLICK HERE to see the step-by-step tutorial to make a Cousin Itt for your home. icon


Trust me, not only it is the easiest prop ever, but your kids will love him too! :-D

Thanks for reading and happy crafting!

Handan, xo

Suggested materials:
  • Printable label   (https://www.thenavagepatch.com/potted-rosemary-potted-hand-halloween-prop/)
  • Moss
Handan & Greg @ The Navage Patch
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  • Jen Jen on Sep 18, 2017
    What material was the urn made from? Metal? Plastic? Great idea. Thank you

  • Helen Moore Lynch Helen Moore Lynch on Sep 21, 2017
    What is the planter made of? And what is rust activator? Where do I get it or how do I make it? Thanks in advance! Love all theSee Halloween projects. You're very creative!

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