It’s finally one of my favorite blogging times of the year. 🙂 Last year I ran across some Halloween silhouette plates in a magazine and knew I wanted to try and remake them myself. They are an easy and cheap way to add a little holiday fun to your home.
All you need is white plates and black paint. I used a paint marker because I had one already on hand. You can tell I used a marker style paint on mine if the light hits it just right but that doesn’t really bother me. If you want it just so then I would probably suggest just painting it with a brush and acrylics.
I picked up the white plates at Dollar Tree so the entire two plates cost me $2.16 total. How is that for a cheap but fun fall decoration? If you don’t have the paint on hand it may cost you a few extra dollars but still a cheap DIY idea. You could even search from some white plates at the thrift store. Sometimes you can pick them up for .50 a plate.
I printed and cut out my designs and then traced them lightly on the plate with a pencil. After I got the design on the plate I started painting it on with the paint marker. There are all sorts of great designs on the Internet like pumpkins, owls, witches, bats, cats, etc.
I even checked to see if there was some Christmas designs that would look good on a silhouette plate. I’m thinking a nativity scene on a set of 3 would be awesome.
Some other ideas to create these silhouette plates would be to use black vinyl, Halloween/Fall decals or spray painting the plates black and the silhouette would be white (reverse effect).
Oh and if anyone is wondering I bought the pumpkin scarecrow man from Cracker Barrel years ago. As far as I know they don’t carry him anyone.