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Halloween is one of my favorite holidays (You can check out my earlier post on Halloween decor). This year I am all about Glam Halloween, which is a little more sophisticated than traditional decor methods. I love the gold and black theme specifically, with just perhaps a slight splash of purple throughout. It’s a very fun style to decorate for.
One big general tip: Do any spray paint (or spray adhesive) outside, it gets messy!
Hands down, one of the easiest crafts I’ve ever done. You can likely complete one of these for around $20, even less if you already have some of the materials on hand.
What I used:
- Craft Pumpkin (I got mine at Michaels, but you can check your dollar store for cheaper options)
- Gold spray paint (Walmart or any hardware store – pick an all surface one or something similar)
- Black glitter (I found mine on Amazon)
- Spray Adhesive (Walmart)
You begin by spraying a few coats of gold onto your pumpkin, letting it dry between coats (check your bottle for instructions, it should tell you how long it takes for each coat to dry generally).
Once it’s covered to your satisfaction and completely dry, spray on some of your adhesive and then sprinkle your glitter generously. Let dry and then shake it out to remove any loose glitter from the surface.
For an added punch, you can add some black jewels or feathers, use a hot glue gun to attach the extras.
If you want to put this pumpkin outside, I recommend sourcing a spray paint that’s specifically rated for outdoors!
This is another simple craft that looks so stylish when you’re done.
What I used:
- Twig wreath (I got mine at Walmart for about $6)
- Black spray paint (At Walmart)
- A selection of leaves, tiny pumpkins, etc. (Check your local dollar store)
- Spray adhesive
- Gold glitter (check the crafting section of your local Dollar store)
I used the black spray paint on all the leaves, pumpkins, and the like. I used a hot glue gun to attach the leaves and other goodies to the wreath and then spritzed lightly with spray adhesive and topped with gold glitter.
Tip: If you can’t find black leaves, you can buy green or fall colored silk leaves and spritz them with black spray paint. I decided to leave a little of the original color in mine!
This one is so delightfully easy, especially if you can find frames in the finish you want. Otherwise, find ornate picture frames in a variety of shapes and spray paint them black or gold (all the same color or alternate between the two if you like).
What I used:
- Any wooden frame (Walmart has a good selection)
- Selection of sayings (you can use Canva to pretty them up on your plain printer paper)
- Black or gold spray paint
Once you have everything painted to your liking, assemble your paper with the sayings into the frames. Boom, you’re done. You can get extra jazzy with throwing some glitter or other shiny pieces onto your paper before inserting into the frame as well!
“Glammed Up” Knick-Knacks
I found some candlestick holders on clearance at Walmart, and I immediately thought of adding them to my decor theme. I sprayed them black and used some left-over black glitter from my pumpkin craft. Just add candles when you’re done!
You can also add apothecary jars and other little decor items that you find as glam Halloween is a very versatile and fun decor style!
Other Ideas to Bring Glamor to Halloween
Ultimately there’s a lot of variety in glam Halloween or sometimes called chic Halloween. The main thing to keep in mind with the style is that it’s meant to be almost luxurious and not scary. I’ve seen decor schemes with white and gold themes, for instance, rather than the black and gold styling that I’ve promoted here. It depends on your personal tastes. For inspiration, be sure to check out Pinterest (try searching under the term “glam Halloween”)!
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Next week I’m going to show you how to make pretty dangly crystal earrings, so be sure to check that out. Until then, stay crafty my friends!