DIY Burlap Candle and Glittered Pumpkin Centerpiece

 

thanksgiving diy centerpiece burlap mod podge

Here is a simple idea for making a Thanksgiving centerpiece that will last for years. The pumpkin was coated with gold extreme glitter to add some sparkle and the glass cylinder was covered with burlap.  We used some fall floral pics for some embellishment!

What we used:
Plaid ® Hot Glue Gun Helpers
FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ – Gold, 5 oz.
Mod Podge ® Fabric, 8 oz.
Woven fiber placemat (round)
Large craft bowl
Tin foil
Medium craft bowl
Burlap fabric
Glass candleholder cylinder
Fall fabric motif
Foam pumpkin
Craft knife
Fall floral picks
Fall leaf trim
Fall silk flowers
Fall felt leaf ribbon
Hot glue

Instructions
1. Trim the burlap so it will fit around the glass candleholder cylinder. Make sure you leave a little extra for overlapping. Coat the outside of the cylinder fabric Mod Podge. Use a thick coat. Position the burlap on the cylinder. Smooth with your fingers. Use fabric Mod Podge to attach the fall fabric motif to the top-center of design. Allow to dry. Once dry, trim around the edge to get a smooth edge if needed.

2. Using a craft knife, cut a hole in the top of the pumpkin. Continue carving until the space is large enough to hold the burlap wrapped cylinder.

3. Using a foam paintbrush, apply 2 coats of Gold Extreme Glitter to the outside of the pumpkin. Allow to dry.

4. Place the candleholder cylinder in the carved hole. Using hot glue, attach silk flowers and fall trim to the base of the candleholder.

DIY Burlap Plates and Leaf Chargers made with Mod Podge

mod podge burlap plates

Have you ever thought of eating off burlap?  No way!  But with the easy technique you can make a rustic designer set of plates and chargers using burlap, scrapbook paper and Mod Podge.  The plates are not dishwasher safe.  They will need to be gently hand-wiped clean.  They are great for salads, desserts and cheeses.  Look for glass plates and chargers at your dollar store and jazz them up!

The Plate: What you need:

Fall themed scrapbook papers, Scissors, Glass plate, Foam Paintbrush, Mod Podge Matte, Mod Podge Fabric, Burlap fabric

How To:

1. Cut a fall leaf shape from scrapbook paper.   Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge to the top of a paper leaf.  Working on the backside of the plate, position the leaf in the center of plate. Press with your fingers to remove any air bubbles and allow to dry.

2. Trim the burlap so it is just larger than the plate. Coat the entire backside of the plate with fabric Mod Podge.  Use a thick coat.  Position the burlap on the back of the plate.  Smooth with your fingers.  Place the wet side up and allow to dry over night.  Once dry, trim around the edge to get a smooth edge.

3. This is not waterproof.  Should be used for cheese or cookies.  Wipe the top clean.

The Charger: What you need:

Fall themed scrapbook papers, Fall leaf paper punch, Foam paintbrush, Gold charger, Mod Podge Gloss

How To:

1. Using a paper punch, punch fall leaf shapes from scrapbook papers.

2. Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge to the back of a paper leaves.  Position the leaves on the edge of the charger, press with your fingers to remove any air bubbles and allow to dry.  Once dry, top coat with a thin coat of Mod Podge.

DIY Fall Acorn Art on Burlap Canvas with Mod Podge and Embroidery

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We have been smitten with burlap canvases for a while.  I love the texture and rustic quality.  I really wanted to make some fall art with with mixed elements that wasn’t fussy or over done.  The acorns are cut from fabric and were applied with Mod Podge.  The stitching was done with yarn and it was super easy to stitch through the canvas.

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burlap canvas fall wall art mod podge embroidery 1

What you will need

Burlap canvas, Fabric scraps, Scissors, Foam paintbrush, Mod Podge, Sharpie Marker, Yarn, Needle

sharpie embroidery

stitching on burlap

Using a sharpie (I like to use one that matches my yarn color), write the word FALL.  Using Yarn, embroidery the letters.

cut an acorn shape

Cut fabric scraps into an acorn shape.   Try using contrast fabrics for the top and bottom.

acorn art mod podge

Apply a thick coat of Mod Podge to the back of the acorn fabric.

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Position onto the burlap canvas.

Smooth the fabric with your fingers.

Top-coat the fabric with a thick layer of Mod Podge.

Allow to dry.

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Using the same yarn, free form stitch through the canvas.

Make swirl patterns and running stitch patterns.

burlap canvas acorn art mod podge

Happy Fall!!

xoxo

Cathie and Steve

 

DIY Apothecary Halloween Candy Jar with Mod Podge and Burlap

halloween candy jar mod podge podgeables

All we need now is some Candy Corn!  This altered apothecary jar is perfect for holding candies or vase fillers like acorns and mini pinecones.  The key shape is one of our Mod Podge Podgeables!

candy jar podgeable key

What you will need:

Glass jar
Scissors
Burlap fabric
Mod Podge ® Fabric, 8 oz.
Foam paintbrush
Scrapbook paper
Halloween paper tags
Mod Podge ® Gloss, 8 oz.
Mod Podge ® Acrylic Shapes – Designer Shapes
Hot glue
Ribbons
Mod Podge ® 3 Piece Silicone Finger Caps
Rhinestones
Silk flowers

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Instructions

1. Trim the burlap to fit around the jar. Apply a coat of Mod Podge Fabric to the back of the burlap and position onto the jar. Smooth any wrinkles with your finger. Allow to dry.

2. Cut strips of scrapbook paper to fit around the jar and stems of the jar. Apply Mod Podge Gloss to the backs, position onto the jar, smooth with your fingers, Allow to dry. Top-coat with more Mod Podge if desired. Apply Mod Podge to the back of the paper tag and glue to the burlap.

3. Mod Podge scrapbook paper to the back of a Podgeable Key and a tag to the top of the key. Allow to dry. Tie around the jar with ribbon.

4. Using hot glue and Hot Glue Finger Caps, glue embellishments to the design. Add strips of ribbon, gems and silk flowers.

 

Boo Pumpkin with Burlap Leaves and Mod Podge

boo pumpkin mod podge halloween burlap

Ok ok… we are officially cray cray for foam pumpkins! For this “BOO” design we used Mod Podge papers, scrapbooking embellishments and burlap fabric leaves.  The little skull cabochons are from our supply shop and the glitter skulls are from Jolee’s.

 

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What you Need….
Foam pumpkin
Foam paintbrush
Round paintbrush
Halloween papers
Scissors
Mod Podge ® Gloss, 8 oz.
Mod Podge ® 3 Piece Silicone Finger Caps
Burlap fabric leaves (fabric is from Jo-Ann Fabrics)
Scrapbooking Embellishments
Skull cabochons
Scrap ribbons and trims

Instructions
1. Cut the Halloween papers into the design of your choice.  Coat the back of the paper with Mod Podge, position the paper on the pumpkin, smooth with your fingers, top-coat the paper with more Mod Podge. Continue this until you are happy with the design.

2. Hot glue burlap leaves near the stem of the pumpkin, down the edge and to the bottom.  Attach cabachons and embellishments to the design. Add scrap ribbons around the stem.

Tip: Prevent hot glue burns by wearing Mod Podge Finger Caps when you are working with hot glue.

DIY – Country Chic Christmas

I love pink!  So we decided to whip up a pink and white crackle finish Christmas! Enjoy and Have a Super Happy Holiday Season….Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah.

XO Cathie

For the vase, we attached burlap to the front of a glass block with Mod Podge and then we layered the front with scrapbooking embellishments and snowflakes.  The twigs were wrapped with torn strips of muslin fabric and adorned with crackle finish birds.

 The wood birds were just .40 cents each at Michaels.  I have seen similar at Hobby Lobby and Jo-Ann Fabrics.

 To create the crackle effect…..I use Folk Art Crackle Medium.  Make sure the first coat of paint is VERY dry before applying a coat of Crackle Medium.

The crackle finish taking shape.  I love this look.  To alter further…..rub the edges with inks or water color markers.

Work in progress….To create the two-tone crackle, I only painted every other section with pink paint.

 I spy another crackle bird….