Tuesday, September 21, 2010

TrIck oR tReAt

Can't say this is my favorite project, but hey, it was free!!! My friend's husband does bank homes, and he let her and I go into the home to get what ever we wanted before he started chucking stuff. We found some pretty good treasures! I over looked these canisters several times, and just as we were leaving, inspiration hit - "I can spray paint those!" (I know - shocking it took me that long!)

So here are the beauties before:

I debated back and forth whether to paint them orange and make them Jack-O-Lanterns, or Black with "B-O-O" or black with "trick-or-treat" I finally decided on the trick-or-treat.

First they needed a good bath in the dishwasher, then I pulled out my trusted can of spray paint (high gloss black) After about 2 coats, they were ready. Kinda forgot to get a pic of them all black - oh well, you get the idea

Did you know that spray paint mist kills flies? Yup this one dropped dead right as I was spraying!

I then spent way to long trying to pick the perfect font (again - not sure how happy I am with the results, but I like it enough) I find all my fonts at DAFONT.COM They are all free and super easy to download. This font is Andrea Karime. (to download the font, click the name, or go HERE)
I have the program Sure Cuts Alot (thanks to my sister Annie) and so I just typed the words into that program, plugged my cricut into my computer with my printer cable, and pressed cut - that easy!

Oh - I decided to spray paint the letters instead of using vinyl. So I cut the words out on Contact paper and used it as a stencil.

I very carefully pealed away the paper, and adhered the contact paper to my canisters, pressing firmly and pushing out all the bubbles.

AHHHHHH!!! I took off the lid and this little nasty guy was running in circles around the canister! EWWWWW! I guess it wouldn't be a Halloween project with out a spider! :)

I didn't want my beautiful paint job to get ruined - so I wrapped a grocery sack around the canister and taped down the edges. (looks like they are going into surgery)

Now the fun part - Spray Paint! (this time I used my leftover appliance enamel from painting my KitchenAid)

After a long wait, I finally pealed back the contact paper.
Final results:

Not the best (it blead a lot more than I had hoped- but at least it was consistent- kinda adds to the Halloween look)

I like! Like I said, not my favorite ever, but definately keepers! Now I just need to fill them with yummy candy! (or maybe a nasty trick!)
Go find something to spray paint! It's fun!!!

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Tami said...

Oh the power of spray paint...They are very cute! ~ Tami

Ruthie said...

Oh my goodness these are adorable!! They look soo good! Are you going to be putting candy in them? Thanks for sharing!

-Ruthie @ Tattered Bliss

Tanya said...

Leave that little spider in the trick container!

Liz Taylor said...

Great job! I love transforming things! You are very creative.
Project Naptime

~Kimberly said...

Very festive! I have an extra set I might have to try that out with! Thanks for sharing!

Jenny said...

These are totally adorable. So cute!

Liz Taylor said...

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Danae said...

Let's talk more about using a printer cable with your cricut-- I didn't even know you could do that!!! Good job-- it's an adorable project. I'd only be sad to put them away when Halloween was over!

Big Mama said...

I love these jars. So cute! I have enjoyed your blog so much, that I left an award for you on my blog.
Thanks for the great ideas!


Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

I think those are adorable!!!

ANKH said...

You should put tricks in the treats container and treats in the tricks container! LOL

PS: We didn't even know the paint bled until you mentioned it. We thought that was part of the character of the font! :)

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