Halloween Cupcake Stand
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Halloween Cupcake Stand

Wish you guests a Happy Halloween by using this fun Cupcake Stand at your next party!

Design courtesy of DecoArt®.

Craft Time: varies
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Americana┬« Acrylic Paints:
  • Snow (Titanium) White
  • Lamp (Ebony) Black
  • Milk Chocolate
  • Bright Yellow
  • Canyon Orange
  • DecoArt┬« Multi-Purpose Sealer
  • DuraClear Satin Varnish
  • 11.5" Round Unfinished Basswood Plate
  • 9.5" Round Unfinished Basswood Plate
  • 7.5" Tall Wood Candlestick
  • Brushes:
  • #10 Flat Brush
  • #2 Flat Brush
  • 18/0 Liner Brush
  • Sandpaper, 220 Grit
  • Tack Cloth
  • Paper Towels
  • Paper Plate or Palette Paper
  • Transfer Paper (light and dark)
  • Tracing Paper
  • Stylus
  • Water Basin
  • Wood Glue
  • Pencil

Project Instructions

Note: Allow to dry between steps.

Using 1" brush, seal surfaces with Multi-Purpose Sealer.

Sand and wipe with tack cloth.

Using same brush, and Snow White, paint plate centers Snow White. 

Paint rim and back of large plate, Lamp Black; rim and back of small plate, Canyon Orange.

Using #10 flat and Lamp Black, paint cup and bottom section of candlestick base. Working from bottom up, paint sections as follows: Canyon Orange, Bright Yellow and Canyon Orange. Paint large middle section Snow White, next section Canyon Orange and top section under cup Bright Yellow.

Trace and transfer large plate design

Undercoat each design element with Snow White.

Trace section lines onto candy corn. Paint middle section of candy corns and pumpkins, Canyon Orange, bottom section of candy corn Bright Yellow and pumpkin stems Milk Chocolate.

Transfer ghost eyes to plate. Referring to photo, use 18/0 liner brush and Lamp Black to paint ghosts eyes and detail lines on other elements.

Paint bows around ghosts' necks, Canyon Orange.

Trace and transfer small plate design on rim. 

Paint witches hats and bats using Lamp Black, moon, Bright Yellow; and hat band, Snow White.

Use liner brush to paint Snow White details on bats, Bright Yellow stripes on hat band and Lamp Black outline on moon and hat bands.

Dot Canyon Orange on hat band with stylus.

Varnish with DuraClear Satin Varnish; let all dry. Assemble.

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