I was inspired by Danny Seo's, a green living expert, craft room as seen on Bromeliad. It screams 'fall' and looked liked a fun way to decorate seasonally without being too garish. I bought some cheap white plates (8.5" diameter) from Walmart. I did go to the goodwill store first, but none of the plates had a white background that I needed. I printed out a couple of halloween templates that inspired me and stuck them on plates (using label printer paper).
I painted the plates with black ceramic paint. I painted two coats (make sure you let the first coat dry completely). After the plates were dry, I stuck them in the oven at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Let plates cool completely in oven.
And, then I hung them in our kitchen.
What do you think? I personally love them and plan on using the beetle all year round. He is my favorite.
For the full tutorial, go here.