At first I used anything extra I had around ~ candles, candycanes. Using blue painters tape and Krylon Fusion for Plastic spray paints. I knew an ebay seller who had a lot of unpainted molds (like the tree) which had damage and were not selling on ebay. I got them for a few dollars a piece and I had a vision to fill my front yard with Halloween candy. I used classic Halloween colors and made it up as I went along. I have no idea what I'm doing... LOL Just having a good time. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it failed.