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Martha Stewart Crafts Halloween Tree Centerpiece

No Halloween party or event would be complete without a charming and ghoulish Halloween tree centerpiece! Using Martha Stewart Crafts Spray Paint Kit makes painting tree limbs a snap!
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Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint - Granny Smith
Item #32007
High-performance, patented, premium acrylic paint is specially formulated for use on all surfaces. Its highly pigmented color provides superior coverage-perfect for all craft and hobby painting techniques, including brush painting and detailing, sponging, stenciling, stamping, and printing. UV- and weather-resistant for indoor and outdoor use. Self-priming for use on porous and non-porous surfaces. Dishwasher-safe on glass. Non-toxic; waterbased; USA-made. 60 Satin paints provide a soft, subtle, sheen.

$2.39

Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint - Adobo
Item #32056
High-performance, patented, premium acrylic paint is specially formulated for use on all surfaces. Its highly pigmented color provides superior coverage-perfect for all craft and hobby painting techniques, including brush painting and detailing, sponging, stenciling, stamping, and printing. UV- and weather-resistant for indoor and outdoor use. Self-priming for use on porous and non-porous surfaces. Dishwasher-safe on glass. Non-toxic; waterbased; USA-made. 60 Satin paints provide a soft, subtle, sheen.

$2.39

Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint - Wedding Cake
Item #32076
High-performance, patented, premium acrylic paint is specially formulated for use on all surfaces. Its highly pigmented color provides superior coverage-perfect for all craft and hobby painting techniques, including brush painting and detailing, sponging, stenciling, stamping, and printing. UV- and weather-resistant for indoor and outdoor use. Self-priming for use on porous and non-porous surfaces. Dishwasher-safe on glass. Non-toxic; waterbased; USA-made. 60 Satin paints provide a soft, subtle, sheen.

$2.39

Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint - Beetle Black
Item #32082
High-performance, patented, premium acrylic paint is specially formulated for use on all surfaces. Its highly pigmented color provides superior coverage-perfect for all craft and hobby painting techniques, including brush painting and detailing, sponging, stenciling, stamping, and printing. UV- and weather-resistant for indoor and outdoor use. Self-priming for use on porous and non-porous surfaces. Dishwasher-safe on glass. Non-toxic; waterbased; USA-made. 60 Satin paints provide a soft, subtle, sheen.

$2.39

Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Multi-Surface High Gloss Acrylic Craft Paint - Beetle Black
Item #32102
High-performance, patented, premium acrylic paint is specially formulated for use on all surfaces. Its highly pigmented color provides superior coverage-perfect for all craft and hobby painting techniques, including brush painting and detailing, sponging, stenciling, stamping, and printing. UV- and weather-resistant for indoor and outdoor use. Self-priming for use on porous and non-porous surfaces. Dishwasher-safe on glass. Non-toxic; waterbased; USA-made. 20 High Gloss paints give vibrant, high shine color.

$2.39

Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Multi-Surface Metallic Acrylic Craft Paint - Sterling
Item #32128
High-performance, patented, premium acrylic paint is specially formulated for use on all surfaces. Its highly pigmented color provides superior coverage-perfect for all craft and hobby painting techniques, including brush painting and detailing, sponging, stenciling, stamping, and printing. UV- and weather-resistant for indoor and outdoor use. Self-priming for use on porous and non-porous surfaces. Dishwasher-safe on glass. Non-toxic; waterbased; USA-made. 20 Metallic paints enliven projects with vivid shine.

$2.59

Martha Stewart Crafts ® Spray Paint Kit-Gloss Finish
Item #32241
Revolutionary kit converts any High Gloss, Metallic or Pearl brush-on Martha Stewart Crafts Acrylic Paint into a spray paint. Mix desired color with medium, attach sprayer, then apply paint. Includes 1.9oz sprayer, 6oz spray medium, 2 mixing bottles with caps.

$30.79

Martha Stewart Crafts ® Foam Pouncers Set - 6pc
Item #32243
Especially ideal for smooth surfaces like glass, foam pouncers are used to apply paint in an up-and-down dabbing motion. Ergonomically designed, easy-grip handles. Contains 6 pouncers: 1 each 1/2in, 3/4in, 1in, 1-1/4in, 1-1/2in and 1-3/4in. Durable, reusable.

$5.89

Martha Stewart Crafts ® Holiday Icons II Adhesive Stencils
Item #32304
Adhesive stencils are ideal for adding painted designs to any project, especially on curved or slick surfaces. Repositionable, reusable. Contains 2 multi-design 5-3/4in x 7-3/4in stencils and instructions. 46 total designs.

$10.89

Other Supplies
Galvanized tin pail
Loew Cornell Woodsies
Assorted sized wood balls
Small crystal beads
18 Gauge copper wire
Styrofoam or floral foam
Moss
Hot glue gun
White vinegar
Foam plate
Paper towels
Brush basin or container for water
Hand drill with small drill bit

Instructions

Spray Painting Instructions:

  1. Wash tin pail in warm soapy water and allow to thoroughly dry.  When dry, wipe with white vinegar damped paper towel to remove any remaining grease or soap film.
  2. Prepare Beetle Black Gloss for spraying following directions on Spray Paint Kit.  Spray branches and metal pail. Allow to dry.
  3. Clean Spray Paint Kit following recommended directions and cap any remaining paint mixture for future use. 

 

Painting and Stenciling Instructions:

  1. Drill a small hole in assorted shaped woodsies.
  2. Basecoat wood shapes in Wedding Cake and Sterling, allow to dry and reapply if necessary.
  3. Using assorted Halloween Adhesive Stencils, stencil designs onto prepared wood shapes.  Load pouncer in color of choice, Beetle Black, Granny Smith, Adobo or Wedding Cake and dab color through stencil using a straight up and down motion.
  4. Paint small wood balls Granny Smith.  Using a pouncer, paint a few clumps of moss Granny Smith as well.  Allow to dry.

 

Finishing Instructions:

  1. Hot glue Styrofoam or floral foam into metal pail.
  2. Position and secure branches into foam using hot glue.
  3. Add moss to top of pail to cover foam.  Add Granny Smith painted moss to top of pail.  Moss may be secured with hot glue.
  4. Cut copper wire to desired length and create curved hook at one end by wrapping around a pencil or paint brush handle.  Attach copper hooks to wood ornaments.  Hang from branches.
  5. Cut additional copper wire and create small loop to close.  Feed small crystal bead and Granny Smith ball onto wire; create hook and hang from tree. 
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Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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