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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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Eat, Drink & Be Scary!

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Oct 9, 2014 11:23:00 AM

Halloween glassesSince you’re decorating your home with scary and spooky DIY Halloween projects, your wine glasses and napkins should follow suit.  

Collect an odd assortment of stemware from Goodwill ($.99 - $1.99). A variety of mismatched sizes and shapes will give your bar the look of a laboratory, especially when you add “bloody” hand prints!  

Halloween glassesYou will need:

  • - Red craft paint

    - Paper/foam plate

    - Wax paper (to protect your work surface)

    - Paper towel (for clean-up)

    - White cotton napkins


- Pour a small amount of red paint on a foam plate

 -Cover your palm with paint by rubbing your hand in the paint. Remember finger painting in kindergarten? Same technique!

halloween napkinsGlasses:

- Grab the “bowl” of a wine glass to transfer the paint

- Reapply paint for each glass

- After use, carefully hand wash glasses; paint will not be permanent; do not put in the dishwasher

halloween napkinsNapkins:

- Place your painted hand on one corner of a napkin with your fingers pointing toward the corner

- Reapply paint for each napkin

- After paint is dry, press with a hot iron to set the paint

- Machine wash in cold water, separately, after use

halloween napkins

Topics: Halloween decor, Goodwill, Merri Cvetan, Halloween