Bed of Ghosts by Craftsmart™
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Bed of Ghosts by Craftsmart™

This bed of ghosts is made of decorated napkin covered ghosts in a fun Halloween inspired wood box for display. Makes a great addition to any Halloween tablescape.
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Craft Smart® Acrylic Paints – White, Grey, Dark Grey and Black
  • Craft Smart® Acrylic Paint, Neon – Orange
  • Craft Smart® Acrylic Paint, Gloss – Burnt Sienna
  • DecoArt® DuraClear Varnish, Matte
  • Rectangular Wood Box
  • Paintbrush – ½" Stipple
  • Water Container
  • Palette (or Plastic Plate)
  • Paper Towels
  • Styrofoam®
  • Rose Petals – Blac
  • Napkins – White
  • Ribbon, ¼" – Orange
  • Glue
  • Suckers
 

Project Instructions

Step 1 Sand and seal wood with DuraClear matte varnish; allow to dry.

Step 2 Base coat entire box Grey.

Step 3 Paint Burnt Sienna gloss over hinges (to make them look rusty).

Step 4 With large stipple brush, dry-brush Dark Grey heavily on sides and edges, working your way to center.

Step 5 Without cleaning brush, dry-brush black heavily on sides and edges. (Allow Grey and Dark Grey to show through.)

Step 6 With clean stipple brush, dry-brush white in centers of each side, front, back, and top.

Step 7 With clean stipple brush, dry-brush Neon Orange highlights here and there.

Step 8 Glue Styrofoam® on bottom of box.

Step 9 Cover suckers with white napkins; tie orange bows to secure napkins.

Step 10 Dot black eyes on sucker ghosts. Let dry and poke sucker ends into Styrofoam® base.

Step 11 Cover Styrofoam® with black rose petals

Tips

Always clean brushes with mild soap and warm water.

Craft Notes

Crafted for Michaels by the DecoArt Design Team.