Creepy Painted Fruit

What is the strangest thing you have ever spray painted? For me…this project was the first time I have ever spray painted fruit. Yes, as in apples, oranges….fruit. I am hosting a girls night on Thursday and since it is Halloween week and all….I decided to make it all creepy. Here is a peek at some table decorations that maybe you can throw together this weekend for your Halloween festivities!

Unsure why I feel the need to call them “creepy”…but I figure with Halloween an all….
All you need is some fruit. I had oranges and apples available. I was inspired by this pin on pinterest. So cute…this little apple votive holder!
I used some wine bottles (if you don’t have any , I have hundreds)…carry on here, nothing to see….I enjoy wine…and the bottles it comes in :)
The wine bottle holds the fruit so you can spray paint all around it evenly. I used Krylon Dual Spray paint in black
¬†¬†Note: your dog may stare at you strangely when you take food outside and start spray painting it. Very confused little Putter….No worries, I won’t spray paint your dog biscuits. Yet…..
Let the paint dry over night. Then use a paring knife to cut a circular space out of the top of the fruit (making sure you use the end that doesn’t balance as well)
My candle fit better when I took it out of the metal cup holder. Be sure the wick rest on the inside though.
I gathered some random candlesticks (all silver) from around the house and placed the fruit on top.
I love a cheap, fun and spooky piece of fruit…all lite up for the party!
(A little tip, I cut mine today and I am keeping them wrapped up in my fridge…so all I have to do is take them out and light!)

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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha's Circle of trusted bloggers.

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  1. Love this!

  2. What a great idea. This idea can be used with other holidays. Just paint the fruits the color of the holiday.

  3. Trac – this looks sooo cool! Love it.

  4. oh very cool! I need to do this!

  5. Nifty! And does it smell like citrus in your house? Great idea. I would be delighted to have you stop by and link this up to my VIP party this weekend! Have a safe and happy halloween!

  6. This is so awesome. I have been working on Halloween and Fall projects and I am so doing this. Thanks for this great project.

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