DIY Halloween Table Decorations
Posted on September 01 2021
Halloween crafts are the best way to get in the spooky spirit. With this tutorial you can stylishly serve your Halloween party guests mouse tears and Dracula's blood with personally decorated gourds and pumpkins. Happy Halloween!
Bottles to paint
Lettering on a dark glass bottle:
Print out the template for lettering first. Wipe the bottle with a clean cloth, it should be free of grease and dust. Glass is generally difficult to sketch out, but there is a way to help. Stick the lines for "Dracula's" with the help of a narrow Washi tape (approx. 5 mm width). This means that you stick three strips of Washi-Tape horizontally onto the glass and write DRA - CULA'S into these two lines with the Faber-Castell Metallic Markers. The Washi tapes are at the same time the aid for drawing the horizontal lines above and below the lettering. In the second step you use the Metallic Markers to draw "blood" on the bottle and then draw the banner and other decorations. After drying, the metallics are both smudge-proof and splash-proof, after fixing at 160°C for 30 minutes in the oven they are even waterproof (not dishwasher-proof).
Lettering on a clear glass bottle:
Print out the template for lettering first. Wipe the bottle with a clean cloth, it should be free of grease and dust. You now have two options: either you simply draw the lettering or you place the lettering under the bottle to trace it. Of course this doesn't work as easy on a round object as on a flat surface, but it does. To do this, you pinch an eye. This restricts spatial perception and makes drawing easier. You can rotate the bottle a little further after each letter to achieve uniform letter spacing. After drying, the metallics are both smudge-proof and splash-proof, after fixing at 160°C for 30 minutes in the oven even waterproof (not dishwasher-proof).
Hand lettering place cards and pumpkins:
If you are not yet so proficient in typing, first write the names down again on a sheet of paper as a reminder. So you can easily see how much space you need for the name.
Now draw a help line on the pumpkin for orientation, on this line you write the name. I used the fixed tip of the Faber-Castell Albrecht Dürer Watercolor Marker (green or grey). With this pen you can also specify the name on the pumpkin. Since the color of the pen is water-based, you can simply wipe off your preliminary drawing if the positioning doesn't fit yet.
In the second step, use the Faber-Castell Metallic Markers to write the name on the pumpkin.
When the metallics paint has dried well, you can carefully wipe off the help line. Done!