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Goodwill Home Décor Expert - Merri Cvetan

Merri Cvetan

My weekly column for Amazing Goodwill and my design blog, Design Coach, are about all things design, living a stylish life and entertaining (like setting a great table). I share DIY projects, decorating and design tips, as well as ideas and secrets.

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Hand Over the Candy!

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Oct 2, 2014 10:39:00 AM

hand over the candyNothing is creepier than a severed hand. Except maybe one hidden in a dish! For this spooky Halloween decoration you need a plastic hand and a silver serving dish with a lid ($3.99 at Goodwill). Don’t bother polishing it up. Old and tarnished is much better. 

hand over the candyhand over the candyThis hand might be missing its arm, but it doesn’t look old or scary enough.

I painted the finger nails with black polish and colored in the wrinkle and vein lines with red and black markers. In order to make it old and decrepit, cover the entire hand with brown paint or stain. Before the paint dries, wipe off most of it, leaving dark spots in the grooves and lines.

Fill the dish with candy or snacks and tuck the hand under the lid with just the fingers showing. Dare your guests to help themselves!

hand over the candy

Topics: Halloween decorating, Halloween decor, Goodwill, Merri Cvetan