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How to Make a Halloween Wreath

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A Halloween wreath can add some seasonal spirit to your front porch. Follow these steps to create own Boo-Tastic Halloween wreath using Rust-Oleum spray paint.

  1. To paint the pinecones and faux succulents that will adorn your Halloween wreath, follow the instructions on the Painter’s Touch 2X Ultra Cover spray paint can. Colors used here are Gloss Real Orange and Gloss Purple. Shake the can for one minute after the mixing ball begins to rattle. Hold your can of spray paint 10 -16” from the surface and apply light coats of spray paint, in a steady back-and-forth motion, slightly overlapping each stroke for even coverage. Wait a few minutes between each coat to ensure even coverage. Apply a second coat within one hour or after 48 hours.
  2. To add some sparkle to the pinecones, shake the can of Specialty Glitter spray paint vigorously for one minute after the mixing ball begins to rattle. Holding the can 12 – 14” from the surface apply light coats and slightly overlap each stroke for even coverage. For additional protection, apply Specialty Glitter Clear Sealer.
  3. To paint the plastic branches, shake the can of Universal Flat Black for one minute after the mixing ball begins to rattle. Hold the can 8-12” from the surface, spray in a steady motion, slightly overlapping each stroke. 
  4. For the wooden ghosts and welcome sign, use the Rust-Oleum® Specialty Glow In The Dark spray paint. Hold the spray paint can 12-14” from the surface and begin covering the surface in a steady back-and-forth motion, slightly overlapping each stroke. If painting over a darker color, it is recommended to first prime with Painter’s Touch 2X Ultra Cover Primer.
  5. Once the paint has fully dried on the ghosts, draw on spooky faces with a Testors Paint Pen.
  6. Once the paint has fully dried on the pinecones, faux succulents, branches and ghosts, attach to the wreath form with hot glue. Attach sign to wreath with twine or ribbon.
  7. Hang your spooktacular Halloween wreath and DARE your friends to meet you at your door!

TIP: To paint awkwardly shaped objects, like pinecones, attach to a wire and hang them from a broom stick to easily coat all sides evenly.