DecoArt Halloween Treat Tray

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by DecoArt Design Team

DecoArt Halloween Treat Tray

Perfect for giving out treats to to trick-or-treaters!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Unless otherwise noted, allow paint to dry between steps. Project time does not include this drying time.
  • 2
    Mark off 1 inch border around outside edge of tray center to form frame.
  • 3
    Basecoat outside of tray Jack-'O-Lantern Orange. Basecoat 1 inch border Snow (Titanium) White and center of tray, Light Avocado.
  • 4
    Divide Snow (Titanium) White border into two 1/2 inch frames and section off 1/2 inch squares all around inside of marked-off lines.
  • 5
    Section off outside and inside of tray sides with 1 inch lines.
  • 6
    Paint every other square and every other 1 inch section on tray sides Lamp (Ebony) Black.
  • 7
    Download and print project template. Transfer template to center of tray. (Note: you may want to adjust the size of the template, depending on the size tray you use.)
  • 8
    Referring to photo for placement, basecoat each letter first with Jack-'O-Lantern Orange, Sour Apple, Cadmium Orange and Cadmium Yellow.
  • 9
    Referring to photo, make strips of contrasting colors in each letter using Lavender, Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Yellow and Lamp (Ebony) Black. Outline each letter with Lamp (Ebony) Black.
  • 10
    Paint ghost with several coats of Snow (Titanium) White. Make eyes and mouth with stylus and Lamp (Ebony) Black. Outline one side of ghost with thinned Lamp (Ebony) Black using liner brush.
  • 11
    Paint star Cadmium Yellow; highlight center with Snow (Titanium) White. While paint is still wet, outline with thinned Lamp (Ebony) Black and liner brush.
  • 12
    Paint body of spider Lavender. Outline and paint legs with Lamp (Ebony) Black. Paint eyes Snow (Titanium) White and dip dot Lamp (Ebony) Black in centers.
  • 13
    Paint spider web Lamp (Ebony) Black.
  • 14
    Paint moon Slate Grey and bat, Lamp (Ebony) Black. Add lines of Snow (Titanium) White on bat wings, and dip dot eyes in Snow (Titanium) White.
  • 15
    Paint hat Lamp (Ebony) Black and hat band, Lavender, with Cadmium Yellow buckle. Add highlights of Snow White on hat top and brim.
  • 16
    Spray tray with several coats of Americana Gloss Spray Sealer.
  • 17
    Accent web, hat, and bat with Black Craft Twinkles Writer.
  • 18
    Paint moon with Crystal Craft Twinkles.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Snow (Titanium) White 104106580 (2)
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Lamp (Ebony) Black 104106681 (2)
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Light Avocado 104106585
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Cadmium Orange 104106601
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Lavender 104106662
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Slate Grey 104106682
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Jack-O'-Lantern 104106646
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Cadmium Yellow 104106586
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Sour Apple 104521655
  • DecoArt Craft Twinkles Writer 2 oz. Black 104106740
  • DecoArt Craft Twinkles Glitter Paint 2 oz. Multi Color 104106724
  • DecoArt Americana Sealer Spray 12 oz. Gloss 104549582
  • Nicole™ Crafts Wood Tray of Your Choice
  • Nicole™ Crafts Transfer Paper 9 inch x 13 inch Black 4 pc. 104111938
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Select Synthetic Liner 10/0 104464161
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Synthetic Bristle Round 4 104465042
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Synthetic Bristle Flat 2 104464400
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Synthetic Bristle Flat 4 104464403
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Download Project Template