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Mayor of Halloween Town Upcycled Oil Lamp

This has to be one of my favorite upcycles that I have done.  I Originally created this Mayor of Halloween Town as a decoration for my niece’s 8th birthday party.  I got the idea from something I saw on Pinterest and I had this old Glade oil burning lamp that I always kept because I thought looked cute, but you couldn’t get the oil cartridges for it anymore.  I was so glad that I never tossed it out after I created this guy!

Materials Needed:

  • Ceramic lamp with round base and lamp shade shaped top
  • Acrylic paint:  Black, white, gray, light pink, orange, teal blue, red, yellow, purple, and golden brown
  • Artists paint brushes
  • Clear acrylic spray paint
  • Painters tape
  • PVC pipe 12-14 inches long
  • Plastic 24 ounce yogurt lid
  • Black spray paint
  • Gray spray paint
  1. Tape a line down the middle of each  side of the lamp shade.  Mix the golden brown paint with the light pink paint and paint half of the lamp shade for the side of his face that is flesh colored.
  2. Paint the body gray.
  3. Then the shirt, his badge, the other side of his face and teath white.
  4. Paint the outside of the badge in a cog shape using the orange paint.
  5. I originally used paint markers, but DO NOT do it if you plan on using the acrylic sorry paint to set the paint.  I did this and it made the paint bleed and I had to redo this entire step in acrylic paint. Paint his suit collar, buttons, spider tie, outline the badge, draw his eyes, teeth, brow lines, and write Mayor in black paint.  
  6. Paint his lips red and add a small white circle to his eye.
  7. Paint oval shaped eyes using purple paint and once dry paint smaller ovals in the center using yellow paint.  Outline the yellow in black paint and add black dots for the pupils making him looking up to the right.
  8. Draw his nose in an upside down arrow shape in black paint.
  9. In teal blue, draw a frowning mouth and paint a jagged black line through the center for his teeth.
  10. Spray paint the PVC pipe and the lid black.
  11. Glue the PVC pipe to the lid with hot glue and then tape off the top of the hat and paint the gray line on the hat.
  12. Spray the Mayor with a clear acrylic paint and allow to dry.