Three Dollar Halloween Decor

It's October 1st today, and I just finished a Halloween project!

1977 Burwood Owl Plaques
My project started with the purchase of these 1977 Burwood owl plaques that I purchased thrifting for $3.  They are 3d molded or formed plastic, and this type of plaques and the owls too were popular back in the 1970's. I really liked the orange and black eyes. I thought they would give the owls a Halloween look.



1977 Owl Plaques
I used masking tape to protect the orange and black eyes from spray paint.  

Spray painted vintage owl plaques
I applied two coats of Rustoleum black spray paint.

Vintage 1977 Owl Plaques to Halloween Owls
 I removed the tape and hung them outside my front door,

Vintage 1977 Owl Plaques to Halloween Owls
And on my side garage door.


Vintage 1977 Owl Plaques to Halloween Owls
I think my three dollar owls look like Halloween owls for sure!

More Halloween decorating to come!












10 comments:

  1. great save on the owls Carlene

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  2. Holy Canoli! You find the best stuff and do the greatest "make-overs" on whatever it is. The owls are a hoot! LOL!

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  3. Oh..my! these turned out so great!

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  4. Spoooooky! I love the eyes, too. I saw a clock to match at our thrift store last week.

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  5. Love the owls...they turned out great!!
    ~Cindy

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  6. Much better after painting and so perfect for Halloween!!

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  7. those were so bad before! and I love that instead of painting them white and making them good, you made them creepy and perfect for Halloween! great vision!

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  8. Your Halloween owls look great, Carlene. The black paint really makes their eyes pop.

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