I love decorating for Halloween!! It's my favorite holiday of the year. So many themes to choose from and lots of imagination!
One thing I like to use in my decor are leaves. However black faux leaves are really expensive and they're fairly poor quality in terms of density/# of leaves on the garland.
This year I wanted to use them at the base of my decorations. I had this one from last year but needed several more.
So I went to my M's craft store and bought four of these all on sale at $9.99 ea. They're full and thick, however they're much too pretty and bright. I need moody and a little decayed.
Spray paint to the rescue, one can of black and voila! Dark and mysterious, just like I wanted.
The fabric leaves really soak up the paint, I used one can per two garlands. If you wanted a solid black they would need another coat. I liked the varigation showing through so left them as shown.
These will show up soon in one of my vignettes. Only 31 days to Halloween!!