HO HO HO and welcome to day eight of our 12 Days of Strange tutorial bonanza! I hope you’re keeping warm and not drinking too much eggnog. Or whatever, drink eggnog, I won’t tell anyone!
Today’s tutorial was pretty much just an excuse to use a bunch of spraypaint. Spraypaint is awesome.
Hee! Aren’t they swanky?!! So swanky. SHUT UP THEY ARE SWANKY.
Okay. This is easy-peasy and fun for the whole family. Okay maybe not the whole family. Keep the kids away from the spraypaint. Well ventilated area, yadda yadda yadda.
Way way back when, I did a tutorial that involved plastic skeletons from the dollar store. I started stocking up. I now have a billion of them, so I figured it was time to put them to use! If you aren’t skeleton-crazed like I am and didn’t stock up, you can find them on amazon and ebay, or your friendly neighborhood.. um… me.. will happily share for $1 plus postage. Yeah I’m trying to get rich over here.
I also used a million different kinds of spray paint. Okay not really. I used some Montana Black (not pictured), which is artist-grade acrylic spraypaint, glitter paint, chalkboard paint, matte black spray paint, and that rust-oleum ULTRACOVER (DUN DUN DUNNNNNNNNNNNnn) as a base coat.
Before I painted them, I secured their legs and heads with glue since they were all weird and floppy. Once that paint dried, I started spraying them all colortastic.
Once the paint is dry… or sort of dry.. attach a loop to the skeleton right around his neck. It’s not advisable to do this to anything living, by the way, just in case you thought your hamster would look cute on your tree. He totally would.
Now embellish that bad boy. I used garlands for miniature trees, which is wired and therefore extra easy.
and then made crowns using a piece of cardstock covered with washi tape (I need to join Washi Tape Anonymous):
And that’s it! OMG HOW EASY IS THAT AND SUPER FABULOUS:
I am super excited to hang these on my tree!