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3 Ways to Make Halloween Decorations Look Old: Faux Mud, Moss and Metal (page 1 of 2)

Make your spooky decorations even scarier by making them look old. Make faux mud from drywall compound, faux moss from dryer lint and make plastic look like metal with a few painting tricks.

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  • drywall compound
  • latex paint
  • craft glue
  • acrylic craft paints
  • metallic spray paint
  • garden statuary prop


  • container
  • spoon
  • drill/driver with mixing attachment
  • bowl
  • latex gloves
  • paintbrushes
  • sponge
  • cheesecloth