Create a chic DIY Halloween plate wall using dollar store plates, glass paint, and stencils! Learn how to create this magazine look for less with my step-by-step tutorial.
When it comes to decorating for Halloween and the fall, there is no need to sacrifice style for spooky! In fact, creating chic Halloween decor that easily transitions into fall helps save time and money. Instead of having to switch out your decor for each holiday, you can simply tweak a few key elements to create a new look. My chic yet spooky plate wall looks beautiful above the mantel and serves me well from September through November! Read on for the full tutorial on how to create your own DIY Halloween plate wall using a few craft supplies and inexpensive plates.
How to Create a Halloween Plate Wall
For this project you will need the following:
- Gloss White Glass Paint
- Metallic Black Glass Paint
- Frost White Glass Paint
- Adhesive Silk Screen Stencils
- Pouncer Set
- Squeegee Set
- Glass Scraper & Pick Set
- Rubbing alcohol & cotton balls
Step 1 for Halloween Plate Wall: Clean your plates and then adhere stencil to desired location on plate.
Step 2: Add paint and use squeegee to distribute paint evenly.
Step 3: Cure your paint before using as decor.
Your plates are not food safe, but they can be cured to help paint adhesion by air drying for 21 days, or by baking them in the oven for 30 minutes at 350°.
Step 4: Hang your plates using adhesive plate hangers.
Below is a close-up picture of all the plates I painted. For the tree and silhouettes, I created a stencil on adhesive vinyl using my digital cutting machine and then painted the stencils with black paint. I love the way they all turned out! On the black plates note that I used the frost paint with some of the stencils to create a “ghostly” feel. I hung the plates on the wall by attaching adhesive plate hangers to the backs of each plate. I think this spooky chic mantel will transition from fall into Halloween perfectly!
Below is my plate wall inspiration image from Country Living.
And here is my knock-off version! Not too shabby, eh?
If you liked this project, you might also like my Plaid Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Stenciled Plates and Napkins.