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10/17/12

Halloween Painted Pot




Happy Halloween! 



Instead of a messy pumpkin carving session, I decided to go the paint route.
On my pumpkin colored potting bench, 
I spotted an already spray painted pot, which could serve as a base.
The metallic color would be perfect, since I could let bits of the paint show through.



 Using a small brush, I dabbed on orange, and green paints.
I mixed some yellow and red together, as well, and made a second shade of orange.
I left the saucer alone, since if I do use it, 
it looks pretty with the bits of metallic paint that shine through.

While I was in a half squat, wearing only a nightgown, and painting,
I finally realized why people enjoy nude beaches.
 The sun, and wind were hitting the right spot.
This was an unexpected discovery, which makes me happy we have a fence.
Moving right along...
After the pot was dry, I painted on a face.
I used a pencil to draw the face, 
and filled it in with black paint.

I plan on sealing the pot with an acrylic spray, but it has been windy,
so that step will have to wait a bit.



 I added a plant that can be easily removed after the holiday.
The plant stand is too big!
So I tried another location..


Much better!
Happy Halloween!



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65 comments:

  1. Oh cuteness - looks like he has green spiky hair. My kids would love all the decorations you guys do this time of year!

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  2. THat is cute! I love this idea

    www.studentswife.com

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  3. Very cute! I don't like messy pumpkins, either, and I considered just drawing a face on a terra cotta pot. But yours is VERY cute. You did find just the spot for him.

    LOL about painting in your nightie. Can you see me doing that downtown? No? I can't either. LOL

    XO,

    Sheila

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  4. Ooo, that is SUPER adorable!

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  5. Very cute Lisa. Oh girl you made me laugh at the nude beach comment. I'm glad I'm not the only one that goes out in their backyard in their nighties. Thanks for sharing with Share your Cup.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  6. This is so adorable!! I love how the aloe plant looks like pumpkin hair! :) That's too funny about the nude beach!

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  7. Such a cute little pot! I love it! Thanks for linking up to the CHQ blog hop this week and make sure you enter the giveaway! Hope to see you back next week!

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  8. this is sooo cute! ...such a smart idea as well.

    happy halloween to you, too!

    have a great day!

    happy to have found your blog via katherine's.

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  9. So cute! Would love if if you linked up on my blog hop www.w-t-fab.com/search/label/bloghop. Also let me know if you'd like to follow each other!

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  10. Your painted pot looks great! Love it. Enjoy the rest of your day.

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  11. Oh Miss Lisa, that's just adorable!!!

    Cute, cute...cute!

    God bless ya sweetie and have yourself a marvelous day! :o)

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  12. Hi Lisa,

    Your Halloween painted pot is so adorable! Thank you for sharing it with us. Have a great weekend!

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  13. It's awesome and it will last a lot longer than a real jack-o-lantern.

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  14. This is so cute!! What a great idea!! I'll definitely be making some of these. :)

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  15. That is adorable- I love new ideas to incorporate halloween into my decor- you know aside from all the store bought stuff ;)

    Thank you for linking up on Photo Friday at Ladies Holiday- hope to see you next week :)

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  16. Here from the POP party, just pinnede, super cute!

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  17. What a simple and festive idea. Love it! Thank you. Visiting from Connie's link up. So glad I did!

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  18. What a cute idea and it really does look perfect on that table!

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  19. Hi Lisa, I’m Anne from Life on the Funny Farm (http://annesfunnyfarm.blogspot.com), and I’m visiting from the Pinteresting Party.

    These look so cute. I like that you not only showed how to paint them, but how (or more to the point, how not) to display. Thanks for sharing!

    Anyway, it’s nice to “meet” you! Hope you can pop by my blog sometime to say hi…

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  20. What a cute plant pot project for Hallowe'en! Thank you for sharing it with The Gallery of Favorites.

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  21. What a happy plant :)) Thanks for sharing with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party :)

    Paula
    lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

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  22. Newest follower here! I found you through the Friday blog hop! Cute blog, I can’t wait to read more!
    -meandmr.com

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  23. Oh how I love this! I'd probably leave it out all year. LOL.

    Thanks for sharing on Marvelous Mondays! :)

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  24. This is too cute! What a fun idea :)

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  25. Too fun...and so much better than a plain pot!
    Can't wait to see what you do with it for Christmas! :)

    Thank you so much for coming to our Imperfect Sunday link up!!

    Lanaya
    www.raising-reagan.com

    Ps ~ I'm not on blogger so I probably show up as a no reply. Sorry :(

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  26. Love your little pot makeover! So cute!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  27. Wow I love that pot! Very cute!
    Dropping by from the Live Laugh Rowe blog hop. :)

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  28. Cute as can be...
    Over from Watch Out Martha...

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  29. Now that is adorable!! I love the pop of color, too! Thanks so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent again this week. Love seeing what you've created each week. :)
    Hugs

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  30. Thanks so much for sharing this cute Halloween pot on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Great Idea!

    Jody

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  31. super cute, lisa! thanks for sharing at heart+home!
    blessings,
    lauren
    www.mercyinkblog.com

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  32. Hello ... stopping in via the #TALU. Gotta say, this looks like a DIY that even I could handle! ;)

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    1. Actually, I should have been more specific ... I could probably handle the pot part, but whatever goes in the pot is still doomed. I can pretty much only keep weeds alive!

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  33. What a cute pot. Thanks for sharing such a great idea!

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  34. So cute - I love it. :)
    Thanks for sharing it today on TALU

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  35. Great idea and great job! Thanks for coming to party with us at Whimsy Wednesday!

    Kelly,
    Smart! School {House}
    www.smartschoolhouse.com

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  36. Oh, I love this - such a sweet painted pot - so very cheery! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  37. So adorable!! Very cute and creative:) Thanks for sharing!

    Hugs,
    Stephanie
    www.theenchantingrose.blogspot.com

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  38. What a great idea, I would really love it if you linked up with Crafty Tuesday on

    http://blueberrycraftandhobbytime.blogspot.ie/

    I feature every week 3 projects and promote them through twitter,facebook and pinterest
    all the best, Ewa

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  39. That is such a cute little pumpkin planter. Thanks for linking up to Imperfect Sundays.

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  40. So cute, and what a great alternative to carving a pumpkin! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

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  41. I love this. Please link it to my linky party & anything else you have to share. It just went live a little early :) Thanks, Peggy. http://diycraftyprojects.com/2012/10/whatcha-work-up-wednesday-5-linky-parties-are-back.html

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  42. Thank you for sharing your cute clay pot Halloween idea at Cast Party Wednesday. I hope to see you again next week for another fun party! ~Sheryl @ Lady Behind The Curtain~

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  43. What a cute pumpkin pot and what a funny post!

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  44. Super cute. I love the mixed colors. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.
    Michelle

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  45. I can't stand carving pumpkins! NEVER do it. This is a great idea. thanks for linking with me :)

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  46. Your pot is just adorable! Love it!

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  47. You are a STAR! Featuring you today. This is so cute. Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

    http://igottacreate.blogspot.com/2012/10/10-quick-last-minute-halloween-projects.html

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  48. Adorable!! Thanks for sharing at Keep Calm and Link Up!
    Barbara at Chase the Star
    chasethestar dot net

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  49. Too cute!! Thanks for linking it up to our Weekend Wonders party!

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  50. This flower pot is the perfect craft for making with the kids!

    We'd love it if you stop by and share it our our Linky Party: Family Recipes and Crafts Linky Party

    Hope you stop by!

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  51. Adorable!!! : ) thanks for sharing with us! Hugs...

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  52. I love pot painting! Such a fun and easy craft. Thanks for sharing with us at 'Or so she says...'! The newest party starts tomorrow (every Saturday). I would love to have you back. :) www.oneshetwoshe.com

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  53. Like the idea of this as an alternative to pumpkin carving! Thanks for sharing on Busy Monday!

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  54. Following along now. :) Just found your blog and I love recipes. Cant wait to get more inspired!

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  55. so cute. I prefer these less creepy versions of Halloween flair. :D Thanks for sharing on BeColorful.
    p

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  56. so cute!!! Thanks for linking to Tasteful Tuesdays at Nap-Time Creations. THIS PROJECT is being featured at this weeks party. Hope you will stop by and check it out! http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2012/10/pull-apart-pumpkin-maple-bread-and.html

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  57. Thanks you for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends. I'm looking forward to seeing what you share this week! :)

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  58. Hello! I’m stopping in to invite you to join us at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/11/clever-chicks-blog-hop-7-country-craft.html

    I hope to see you there!
    Cheers!
    Kathy
    The Chicken Chick

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