I bought a wooden jack o'lantern cut-out from Michaels recently because I knew I'd find something to do with it. (You would think I had learned about buying stuff I don't necessarily need by now, but what's a girl to do when the nearest craft store is forty-five minutes away?)
When I found some snazzy black and white polka dotted napkins from Walmart, I thought the two were destined for each other.
I traced the cut-out on the back of one of the napkins. Then I cut out the shape from the napkin.
I painted all the cut-out except for the stem with black acrylic paint.
Then I Mod Podged the napkin onto the wooden cut-out.
I painted the stem with metallic gold paint. Then I painted a coat of gold glitter over it. I also painted some clear glitter over the white polka dots. I covered the back of the cut out with book pages, and now I have a fancy wooden jack o'lantern.
I think the polka dots are a bit unexpected on a jack o'lantern.
And the black and white goes really well with the traditional Halloween orange. I don't really like gory, scary Halloween, so this little guy is right up my alley. What type of Halloween decor do you prefer?