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DIY Halloween Chinoiserie Bug

DIY Halloween Chinoiserie Bug

Blue and white pumpkins are everywhere this year for Halloween and I am obsessed with them. I love Palm Beach chic and Chinoiserie style and always add a little dose to all of my holiday decorating. For Halloween, it is so refreshing to have a pop of blue and white to add something new and unexpected for Halloween. They pair so wonderfully with black. Here in Charleston, it doesn’t feel like Fall yet. It’s hot. You can still sunbathe. The warm sunshine is screaming for light and bright décor, so chinoiserie bugs it is. A little accent to go with all those beautiful blue and white pumpkins this year.

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I found the cutest giant black bugs, ok, cute might be too strong a word, at get this- Walmart. I bought a ton of them and stole a few from the boys to decorate with blue and white.

You will need: acrylic paint, paint brush, a navy or blue sharpie and a large plastic bug

This is one of the easiest diys and does not require painting skills.

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Step one: Paint the bug white. Alternate between the top and bottom and paint even coats. It will take several coats to get a full coverage white, but don’t worry, acrylic paint dries fast. You could spray paint it white, but be mindful that some plastics don’t spray paint well and will stay sticky. The acrylic paint is a sure fire win. I just set it up on my dining table and walked by as I did chores around the house every couple of minutes to give it a new coat.

Step two: Once completely dry, add a pattern to the bug using the sharpie. I used a navy sharpie for my scallop design. Super easy.

That’s it! Hang in a shadow box or on the wall and guests will do a double take for your creepy yet chic little addition to Halloween décor.

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