Quick and easy Halloween projects

Halloween candy bar ideas - wood frames and boxes are painted with Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in Curio and Tricycle. Pumpkins are painted with Fusion Mineral Paint in Tuscan Orange. Crates and boxes are antiqued using Homestead House Espresso Furniture Wax and Miss Mustard Seed's Antiquing Wax.

Hello! Karen and I have been painting some fun Halloween projects that I wanted to share with you. The deal is that we are hosting a Vintage BOO Sign workshop this Sunday and we advertised that we were going to have a candy bar ... so the pressure was on to make one ... like right now! 

This is a quick display I set up in my shop to take a photo to share with you. We still have a few tweaks to do when we set up the "real" candy bar (like using that cool white spider web stuff that is super easy to drape everywhere and looks quite spooky). We also have some more goodies to add! Apparently I have eaten a considerable amount of treats and I need to buy more. There are consequences when you purchase Halloween treats too early!

Vintage BOO Sign workshop. These Halloween signs are painted in Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in Outback Petticoat, Farmhouse White and Typewriter. They are finished with Miss Mustard Seed's Hemp Oil.

If you are interested in attending our Vintage Boo Sign workshop this Sunday, October 15th at 1:00 pm, we still have spots available. It is being held at the Murillo Town Hall.

Back to the candy bar ...

Wood wine box painted for Halloween! We used Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in the colours Curio and Tricycle and finished the project off with Hemp Oil.

I love how this turned out! This was an old wood wine box that we painted in Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in the colour Curio first and then we painted Tricycle over top. Once the paint was dry, we distressed the box with 220 grit sandpaper so you could see the brown paint peeking through the red paint. We finished the box off with Miss Mustard Seed's Hemp Oil because Karen and I are both totally addicted to using Hemp Oil - it makes everything beautiful!

I made a quick little sign using a free graphic that I downloaded and added the wording (which totally makes me giggle every time I read it). I nailed the sign in place, tied a black cape around the box and bing bang boom - done!

At the end of this blog post, I will share some links to some websites with free graphics.

The white boxes with treats inside were painted with Homestead House Milk Paint in the colour Champlain and finished with Hemp Oil.

Halloween sign painted with Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in Curio and Tricycle.

I had three fairly large frames made from MDF kicking around and I decided to use them to make some quick signs. We used the same colours of milk paint, Curio and Tricycle, to paint them. Once again, we used Hemp Oil to finish them off and I printed out some fun graphics to put in the frames.

The box that the frame is sitting on was an old raw wood box. I used Homestead Home Espresso Furniture Wax on it. I love Espresso Wax on raw wood! 

Halloween sign painted with Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in Curio and Tricycle.
Halloween sign painted with Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in Curio and Tricycle.

We are having door prizes at the workshop so I needed to buy some Halloween pens. These ones are about a foot long and are very difficult to write with, but they look cool. I may have to rethink using them. lol

Pumpkins painted in Fusion Mineral Paint in Tuscan Orange. Wood Halloween box painted with Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in Typewriter and Farmhouse White and finished with Homestead House Espresso Furniture Wax.

These two crates were raw wood from Michael's and we used Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint Antiquing Wax on them. I banged up the crates a little to distress them before applying the wax. I have a detailed blog post about using Antiquing Wax on new wood to make it look like old wood that has been kicking around forever. Here's the link:

The pumpkins were painted by my friend, Dawn. She used Fusion Mineral Paint in the colour Tuscan Orange. Last fall I wrote a blog post on making these pumpkins. Here's the link:

The box with the striped candy inside was painted with MMSMP Typewriter. Once that dried, we painted MMSMP Farmhouse White on top and distressed it. We then stenciled the spiders using Fusion Mineral Paint in Coal Black. The box was then finished off with Homestead House Espresso Furniture Wax. Espresso Wax is wonderful on raw wood and on top of milk paint.

Halloween sign painted with Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in Curio and Tricycle.

I love corrugated cardboard so I decided to cover the table with it. I thought the cardboard looked a little stark, so I added a witch's hat and draped a cape over the edge of the table.

I can't wait until Halloween! I am going to set up the candy bar in my shop for the kids who come trick or treating. I'll give them each a little bag to fill with goodies. So, if you live in my neighbourhood - please stop in!

Here are two great websites that have free graphics for Halloween and just about anything else you can think of. Grab a cup of coffee and take a peek!

Posted on October 13, 2017 and filed under milk paint, Fusion mineral paint.

Milk Paint Workshops in Upsala and Hurkett!

Well hello! Sorry if it's a wee bit early for Christmas chatter, but we are starting our Christmas workshops in the next few weeks. Crazy huh? We decided to offer workshops in some surrounding communities before the white fluffy stuff hits. Actually I don't mind the white fluffy stuff, but icy roads are kinda scary! 

Farmhouse style Christmas signs painted with Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in the colours Farmhouse White and Tricycle.

Upsula here we come! I am excited to be hosting our first ever milk paint workshop in Upsula on Sunday, October 22nd! If you live in the area, we would love for you to join us for a fun afternoon of painting. Hello Ignace! We're going to be a hop, skip and jump away and we'd love your company too!

We will be painting a farmhouse style sign. There are two themes to choose from: a Christmas sign that says HO HO HO or Believe.

Farmhouse style sign painted in Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in the colours Eulalie's Sky and Farmhouse White

Or, if you prefer an everyday sign, we've got you covered! We will also have several colour options and a variety of everyday words to choose from.

Sending huge hugs to Linda Lockley for suggesting we have a workshop in Upsula and for helping me book the venue. Also for answering all my questions and being extremely patient with me :)

Planked Snowman Sign using Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in the colours Typewriter, Farmhouse White, Outback Petticoat and Bayberry.

We're also heading back to Hurkett for a Planked Snowman Workshop on Sunday, October 29th. This workshop is already half full (I sorta slacked on writing up a blog post about it and I already announced it on facebook), so if would like to attend, you may want to book your spot soon. Also huge hugs to Kirsten Spence for making Hurkett happen!

Posted on October 1, 2017 and filed under milk paint.

Join us for a Halloween Workshop

Join us for a Halloween Workshop! If you live too far away to come and play with milk paint, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint can also be purchased online at My Painted Door. These projects include the colours Outback Petticoat, Typewriter and Farmhouse White.

Hello my pretties! I'm so excited to share our Halloween workshops with you! Karen and I had tons of fun coming up with ideas and painting these projects. We both love Halloween!

For this round of workshops we will be working with Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint. If you have never tried it before, I can pretty much guarantee you will fall in love with it. Everyone does.

I just wanted to share a few photos of our projects. You can read more details on my workshop page (link at the end of this blog post).


Workshop # 1 - Vintage BOO Sign

Join us for a Halloween Workshop! If you live too far away to come and play with milk paint, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint can also be purchased online at My Painted Door. These projects include the colours Outback Petticoat, Typewriter and Farmhouse White.

This workshop is going to be held in Murillo at the Murillo Town Hall on Sunday, October 15th from 1pm - 4pm. We're going to have a candy bar, door prizes and more! This is a large workshop and we can accommodate up to 25 participants.

Join us for a Halloween Workshop! If you live too far away to come and play with milk paint, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint can also be purchased online at My Painted Door. These projects include the colours Outback Petticoat, Typewriter and Farmhouse White.

It's going to be awesome! We'll add some extra charm to our signs by using rusty wire to hang them and we'll even add some webs with spiders! 

Join us for a Halloween Workshop! If you live too far away to come and play with milk paint, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint can also be purchased online at My Painted Door. These projects include the colours Outback Petticoat, Typewriter and Farmhouse White.

I wasn't able to score enough of these great skeleton hands for the workshop, but I just wanted to show you a great idea for hanging your sign. 


Workshop #2 - Halloween Trio

Join us for a Halloween Workshop! If you live too far away to come and play with milk paint, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint can also be purchased online at My Painted Door. These projects include the colours Outback Petticoat, Typewriter and Farmhouse White.

How fun are these? Our Halloween Trio includes three signs that are perfect to hang in a row or give as gifts to your favourite little goblins. This workshop is being held in my shop.


Workshop #3 - Curiosity Box

Join us for a Halloween Workshop! If you live too far away to come and play with milk paint, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint can also be purchased online at My Painted Door. These projects include the colours Outback Petticoat, Typewriter and Farmhouse White.

We realize that not everyone is into Halloween decorating, so for this workshop we have a fall option too! You can choose from a skeleton or a fall floral pick to decorate your box once it is painted. The candy sticks are not included. I will likely eat them all before the workshop. haha. This workshop is being held in my shop.

Everyone loves an old broom! This is part of my Halloween display in the shop.

I just had to share a photo of my old broom 'cause I love it so much. It always seems to be part of my store displays and I giggle every time I hang it somewhere in my shop. 

Posted on September 20, 2017 and filed under milk paint, random ramblings.