If you've already seen my Halloween Mantle reveal chances are you've already spotted my funky cauldron. (If not be sure to click the link and check it out-- while your there don't forget to sign up for the Giveaway!) I wasn't planning on doing a tutorial on this but I was so happy with how it turned out I knew I had to share with you how easy it was to go from cheap plastic to awesomely old looking cauldron. The best part you ask? You already have the supplies in your house!
Here's what you will need for this project:
One package of oatmeal
bowl for mixing
black spray paint
various acrylic paint: browns, tans, yellows and metallic
And of course your plastic cauldron, I picked this one up for around 8 bucks.
Create a work space for yourself where this can sit untouched for a day or two to dry. It can get messy so craft paper or newspaper is advised.
Mix together a small amount of water into your oatmeal until it's the right consistency.
Next add in your glue, I did around 3-4 tbsp. Again it really depends on what consistency you want. Mix well. Add sand for texture if you so please and mix again adding more glue as needed.
Next using your hands, pat on the oatmeal all over your cauldron, be random it's not meant to be perfect. Once your finished leave it to dry for 1-2 days until the oatmeal is hard and dry.
Once dry coat with a thick layer of flat black spray paint and allow to dry.
Next begin by working in layers of color, I started with tan and yellow and then worked my way to darker colors like brown once they dried. I tried both a brush and rag and ended up liking the rag better but its up to you. Finish it off with touches of metallic paint and allow to dry.
And your finished! You can add feet to it if you want or put it on a cool stand for added effect. I ended up putting mine on a bar stool I had and setting this wreath around the base with some orange twinkle lights. I love how it looks like embers in a fireplace.
Here's the finished product again...