Winners of the Ballard Design-inspired Challenge!
October 8, 2010
My Painted Halloween Challenge
October 12, 2010

Sponsor of the Week & Guest Judge: Krylon Take 2

Did you know that Halloween is the second most decorated holiday?

Well Krylon does…

and they offer a wide array of spray painted holiday decorations at their site


For more Halloween decorating inspiration, visit, offering tips, tricks and inspiration to help you spook your family, guests and trick-or-treaters.

Ghostly Globes

Add a spooky twist to your outside walkway on All Hallow’s Eve without having to carve several messy pumpkins by creating glowing ghostly globes.

What you’ll need: Round glass votives; newspaper; one can each of white frosted glass, white and glow-in-the-dark spray paint, such as Krylon Glowz; and a black craft pen

How to do it: Cover your workspace with newspaper. Spray several light coats of white frosted glass paint on the lip of each votive and let dry. Next, add several light coats of white paint to the outside bottom of votives, blending the white seamlessly with the frosted glass. Let dry completely.

Spray the entire exterior with glow-in-the dark paint, which will allow your votives to shine even when not lit. Finally, freehand facial features with a black paint pen.

Halloween Glass Balls

To paint, insert dowel rods in Styrofoam sheet and slide ornaments over dowel rods so that the rod is inside the ornament and ornaments are suspended above the foam sheet.

Using Stained Glass Paint, paint: (3) 50 mm balls Yellow and (3) 50 mm balls Red. Let dry completely. Paint remaining balls with White Primer. Let dry.

Paint: (1) 80 mm, (1) 67 mm and (2) 50 mm balls with Gloss White; (1) 80 mm, (2) 67 mm and (2) 50 mm balls Pumpkin Orange and (1) 80 mm and (1) 67 mm Purple. Let dry completely.

Refer to photo. Use Gloss Black paint pen to paint ghost features on white balls. Use Sun Yellow pen to paint jack-o-lantern features on Pumpkin Orange balls and Leaf Green Pen to paint witch features on Purple balls. Let dry.

Arrange balls in glass cylinder. Set cylinder on plate.

Ideas abound at Krylon and they have so many sites to help you get your DIY on!  Click below to be taken directly to their site to be inspired!PIACThis week Krylon will once again sponsor and judge the CSI Project with the challenge of “My Painted Halloween.”  They will give three lucky CSI participants a 6-pack of their choice of Krylon spray paint.

So get your last minute spray on and link those projects up at 9 a.m. EST tomorrow.


  1. Sarah says:

    Oh how I LOVE my spray paint. I’m not sure if it’s a hobby or addiction! 😉
    God’s blessings,
    Sarah 😀

  2. I needed that new green color last week for a project and couldn’t find it here! Nice to know that they make it. Love these projects.

  3. Those Halloween glass balls are so cute!

  4. I’ve got my painted Halloween project all ready to post. (I used regular craft paint instead of spray paint–hope that’s acceptable!)

  5. Tonia says:

    Let me see what I can come up with.

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