It’s October folks and craft-making is abound. From here on out your best friends will be home and garden magazines, craft stores, and Martha Stewart. Both kids and adults alike can enjoy the homemade Halloween craft-making. All it takes is a little ingenuity. Some of the easier crafts to make include the use of wooden picture frames. It’s a fun activity for families, and it works as an affordable decoration that can last you for years and years.
Wood picture frames can be easily decorated with paint and add-ons. If you want a spooky looking frame for a mirror it’s pretty easy. First give it a rustic or antique finish. Take a dry brush and add a thin layer of glossy paint. Once the paint is beginning to dry, you can use an old rag (dip it in an oil or stain for wood of your choice) and rub it around the frame. You can also use this technique on furniture so whatever extra materials you have can be used in later projects. Add a few cobwebs to it, pop in the mirror glass, protect the back of the frame with a board of some sort and you’re all set. You just made one scary looking mirror.
Take a look online for more Halloween craft ideas. You’re sure to get some inspiration from seeing what other people have come up with.