Everlasting Gingerbread House with Collage Clay

forever gingerbread house collage clay icing  With Collage Clay by Mod Podge you can create an everlasting gingerbread house.  The clay is applied just like frosting, you can embed lots of fake candies and embellishments into the clay and it dries lightweight.  For full instructions, please visit our project page at Plaid.

Faux Decoden ~ Kids Crazy Pumpkin with Buttons and Eyes from Michaels

decoden crazy pumpkin

Buttons and googly eyes are just what the pumpkin ordered!  For this pumpkin we attached all the trinkets with Hot Glue.  If you are making this with kids be sure to wear your hot glue finger caps from Mod Podge.  #noburns

mod podge finger caps


To make the pumpkin, we first Mod Podged a skull to the pumpkin.  Then we hot glued ribbons, bits and baubles all over the pumpkin.


DIY Burlap and Spider Pumpkin

burlap and spider pumpkin We are smitten with this spider printed burlap!  Oh la la ~ i love it so!  It is perfect for making burlap ribbon.  We just cut it into strips and gently frayed the edges.


For the pumpkin we first Mod Podged paper spider webs to the pumpkin.  Then we attached spider embellishments to the webs.

IMG_4045 The spider embellishments started as spider charms.  We clipped off the loop with nippers.

IMG_4041 We coated the background with Mod Podge.

IMG_4049 Last we sprinkled glitter over the charm and let it dry.


We used hot glue to attach to the pumpkin.

DIY Potion Bottles for a Creepy Halloween

potion bottles

Mod Podge and moss are a creepy combination when paired with funky shaped bottles and Halloween labels.

FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ – Orange, 5 oz.
FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ – Purple, 5 oz.
FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ – Black, 5 oz.
FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Purple, 2 oz.
FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Autumn Leaves, 2 oz.
Mod Podge ® Gloss, 4 oz.
Foam paintbrush
3 odd shaped bottles
3 cork bottle toppers
Book pages
Spooky labels clipart
Hot glue gun
3 Black plastic spiders


Notes: Each bottle can be totally different. Use your imagination and to create different looks using the above materials.

1. Prep the bottles by painting a base coat of either Purple or Autumn Leaves FolkArt paint anywhere you want to have glitter.

2. Once dry, apply 2 coats of Extreme Glitter over the FolkArt paint. Use Purple over Purple and Orange over Autumn Leaves.

3. Tear the book pages into strips that will fit around the bottles. The strips can go around the neck, the base or the center of the bottles. Apply the strips to the bottle using Mod Podge.

4. Cut around the spooky label clipart and apply to the bottles using Mod Podge. Smooth your brushstrokes.

5. Hot glue the corks, ribbons and moss to the bottles.

6. Apply Black Extreme Glitter to the spider. Once dry, hot glue to the bottles.

Book Page Spider Pumpkin with Glitzy Yarn

yarn and spider mod podge pumpkin

Book Page Spider Pumpkin with Glitzy Yarn

What we used:

Plaid ® Hot Glue Gun Helpers
FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ – Black, 2 oz.
FolkArt ® Artists Pigments™ – Pure Black, 2 oz.
Mod Podge ® Gloss, 16 oz.
Foam pumpkin
Foam paintbrush
Punched paper spiders
Gold sparkle yarn
Hot glue


1. Paint the pumpkin with two coats of Pure Black paint. Allow to dry. Top-coat the pumpkin with Black Extreme Glitter.

2. Apply paper punched spiders to the pumpkin with Mod Podge. Coat the back of the paper with Mod Podge Gloss, Position onto the pumpkin, smooth with your fingers. Wait 15 minutes and top-coat with a layer of Mod Podge Gloss.

3. Hot glue sparkle yarn to the ridges of the pumpkin and around the stem of the pumpkin.

PROJECT TIP: Old book pages are perfect for punching and creating texture on a project.

Painted Spooky Tree Pumpkin

tree painted mod podge pumpkin

Painting on pumpkins is a snap with FolkArt paints.  The paper leaves and pumpkins were cut from scrap paper and applied with Mod Podge!  Super easy and spooky!

What we used:
FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ – Orange, 5 oz.
FolkArt ® Artists Pigments™ – Pure Black, 2 oz.
FolkArt ® Metallics – Gunmetal Gray, 2 oz.
FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Coffee Bean, 2 oz.
Mod Podge ® Gloss, 8 oz.
Large foam pumpkin
Medium round paintbrush
Book pages
Pumpkin-themed scrapbook paper


Using black paint and a round paintbrush paint a spooky tree on the surface of the pumpkin. Use the image as a guide.

Paint over the black paint with coffee bean brown. Add small highlights with gunmetal gray. With a dry brush add wispy brushstrokes from the branches and base of the tree. Allow to dry.

Cut small paper leaves from the book pages. Using Mod Podge as a glue, attach the leaves to the branches of the trees. Top-coat with a layer of Mod Podge.

Cut pumpkins from scrapbook paper, apply a coat of Mod Podge to the back of the pumpkins, position onto the pumpkin at the base of the tree, press with your fingers and top-coat with a layer of Mod Podge.

Add glitter highlights with Extreme glitter to the pumpkins and base of the tree.

Paint the stem of the pumpkin black.

DIY Halloween Spider Frame ~ Made with Mod Podge!

mod podge spider frame


For this haunted Halloween frame we used a Spider-themed paper punch to create the black spiders.  The papers and spiders are all attached with Mod Podge.

Gather This:
Wood frame
Foam paintbrush
Scrapbook papers
Old Book pages
Paper punched spiders
Ribbon for outer edge of frame
Plaid ® Hot Glue Gun Helpers
FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ – Orange, 5 oz.
FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Engine Red, 2 oz.
FolkArt ® Metallics – Pure Gold, 2 oz.
Mod Podge ® Gloss, 8 oz.


spider frame


Basecoat the frame with gold paint. Allow to dry. Tear the scrapbook paper into strips that will fit around the frame. Apply a coat of Mod Podge to the frame and to the back of the paper. Position the paper onto the frame, press with your fingers to smooth any air bubbles and top coat with an additional layer of Mod Podge.

Paint the frame and over the paper with orange Extreme Glitter. Allow to dry. Add a layer of torn paper book pages over the scrapbooking paper in the same fashion as in step 1.

Glue paper punched spiders to the frame with Mod Podge. Top coat each one with more Mod Podge. Allow to dry.

Hot glue gems to the frame and ribbon around the outer edge.

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
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
Mod Podge ® 3 Piece Silicone Finger Caps
Silk flowers



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.


Halloween Skull, Spider and Owl Art with Mod Podge and Stencils + video

diy halloween art stencils mod podge skull owl spider

HALLOWEEN art is easy to whip up with stencils and Mod Melts.  The frames we nabbed from the thrift shop and the Stencils are from the new Handmade Charlotte line for FolkArt.

What you need!

Apple Barrel ® Gloss™ – Glow-In-The-Dark Green, 2 oz.
Apple Barrel ® Colors – Neon Orange, 2 oz.
Mod Podge ® Mod Melts – White Milk Glass
Mod Podge ® Mod Molds – Flowers
FolkArt ® Handmade Charlotte™ Stencils – Patterns
FolkArt ® Metallics – Sequin Black, 2 oz.
Mod Podge ® Matte, 8 oz.
Hot Glue Gun – High Temp
Black Frames
Hot Glue
Neon Card Stock
Painter Tape
Stencil paintbrush
Halloween Papers

halloween art mod melts


1. Create a handful of Mod Melt flowers by heating a Mod Melt stick in a high temp glue gun, fill a mold with the Mod Melt, allow to cool, remove from the mold and paint with FolkArt acrylic paints. We used: Neon Orange and Glow Green.

2. Hot glue the flowers to the frames.

halloween art halloween stencil art

3. Chevron frame: Trim the neon cardstock to fit the frame. Tape the stencil to the cardstock. Load a spouncer brush with metallic black paint, tap off the excess and paint the stencil. Remove the stencil and allow to dry. Apply a Halloween image to the painted paper by using Mod Podge as a glue. Replace the glass and hot glue gems to the corner.

halloween art mod podge stencils

4. Skull frame: Trim the scrapbook paper to fit the frame. Apply Halloween cutouts to the paper by using Mod Podge as a glue. Replace the glass.

halloween art paint frames

Tip: Don’t have black frames? Paint thrift shop and yard sale frames with Black Folkart paint to create a uniform look.

DIY Decoden Googly Eye Pumpkin!

decoden pumpkin with googly eyes

We heart three things…… Decoden, Pumpkins and Googly Eyes!  This pumpkin has it all and it is easy to do!  We nabbed the googly eyes at Michaels and the white stuff is Mod Podge Collage Clay!

What you need…… Foam Pumpkin, Mod Podge Collage Clay, Plastic Knife, Glitter, Googly Eyes

decoden googly eyed pumpkin spread with a plastic knife

Apply the Collage Clay with a knife.

decoden googly eyed pumpkin sprinkle glitter

Sprinkle glitter over the Collage Clay.

decoden googly eyed pumpkin close up of glitter and eyes

Push the eyes into the Collage Clay.

decoden googly eyed pumpkin eyes

We love these eyes!  SOOOOOO FUN!

decoden googly eyed pumpkin eyes all over the pumpkin

Keep adding eyes and allow to dry for a few hours!

decoden googly eyed pumpkin cathie and steve


Happy Halloween!

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Cathie and Steve