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

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.

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Quick and Easy Thanksgiving Craft: Doily Nested Pumpkins

Have you tried Mod Podge Stiffy?  It’s one of our new favs….works just like the old Stiffy but now it is with the Mod Podge label so you can easily find it in the glue aisle.  We stiffened the doily into a nest shape and added a glittered pumpkin.

This project was designed for Plaid.  For more crafty ideas… check out all of our Plaid projects here and visit our “All About Cathie and Steve” board at Pinterest.

What you need:
Soup can
Tin foil
Stiffy ® Fabric Stiffener, 8 oz.
Medium sized doily
Small foam pumpkin
Foam paintbrush
FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Autumn Leaves, 2 oz.
FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ – Gold, 5 oz.
Plaid ® Hot Glue Gun Helpers
2 Felt leaves
Hot glue


1. Cover the outside of the soup can with tin foil and place on a protected work surface. Cover your surface with a plastic drop cloth if needed.

2. Soak the doily in Stiffy. Gently wring additional Stiffy from the doily. Place the doily over the tin can. Center so the edges are even. Allow to dry over night. Once dry, pull off the dried doily and remove any tin foil that may have stuck to the doily.

3. Paint the pumpkin with Autumn Leaves. Use two coats if necessary. Once dry, top coat with randomly applied Gold Extreme Glitter. Allow to dry.

4. Hot glue the pumpkin into the doily. Hot glue two felt leaves to the stem of the pumpkin.

PROJECT TIP: If glitter is not your thing, try other finish techniques like crackle finish or an antique wash.

make a glittered cornucopia

cornucopia Thanksgiving Cornucopia – made with Extreme Glitter

I love glitter! I especially love extreme glitter because it has such a fine and sophisticated finish. Plus, it traps all the glitter into the glue base so you have no mess. For the cornucopia, I used some really ugly fall fruit from the craft store and a basket that I found on clearance.

FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ – Gold
FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ – Rose
FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ – Orange
FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ – Peridot
FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ – Black
FolkArt ® Acrylic Paint – Violet Pansy
FolkArt ® Acrylic Paint – Forest Moss
FolkArt ® Acrylic Paint – Country Twill
FolkArt ® Acrylic Paint – Autumn Leaves
FolkArt ® Acrylic Paint – Coffee Bean
Plastic fall fruits and vegetables
Foam paint brushes
Basket cornucopia
Decorative ribbon
Hot glue
Silk flowers

1. Paint each of the fruits and vegetables with a base coat of FolkArt craft paint. You can paint two coats if needed. Allow to dry.

2. Cover each of the fruits and vegetables with 2 or 3 coats of Extreme Glitter. Use the color guide as reference. Allow to dry in between coats.

3. Color Guide: Autumn Leaves = Orange Glitter. Forest Moss = Peridot Glitter. Taffy = Gold Glitter. Pansy = Rose Glitter. Coffee Bean = Black Glitter.

4. Using hot glue, attach a ribbon around the outer portion of the cornucopia, glue the fruits and vegetables to the inside of the cornucopia so they are “spilling” out. Fill in any gaps or holes with silk flowers.

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Place-card Holders

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Place-card Holders

These little cuties will look perfect propped up on your table. Customize them with your guests names or with sentimental words of thanks.

This project was designed for Plaid! If you like this idea then you should pop over to my page at Plaid to see lots more ideas and craft projects!

FolkArt ® Shiny™ Acrylic Paint – Pure Orange
FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ – Orange
FolkArt ® Artists Pigments™ – Pure Black
Mod Podge ® Gloss
Mini pumpkins – 1 for each guest
Detail paintbrush
Printed guest names
Foam paintbrush

1. Paint the mini pumpkins with Orange paint. Top coat with two or three layers of Orange Extreme Glitter. Once dry paint the stem with Pure Black paint.

2. Coat both sides of the printed guests names with Mod Podge, position onto the pumpkin and top coat with more Mod Podge. Use your fingers to press out any air bubbles. Smooth your brush strokes. Allow to dry.

DIY Halloween Glittered Skull

Halloween: extreme glitter skull
Designed for Plaid!

FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ – Peridot
FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ – Black
FolkArt ® Artists Pigments™ – Pure Black
Halloween skull candle holder
Foam Paintbrush

1. Using a foam paintbrush, paint the entire skull with 2 coats of black paint. Allow to dry. Paint the skull with 3 coats of black Extreme Glitter. Allow for drying in between coats.

2. Paint the teeth, eyes and nose area with 3 coats of peridot extreme glitter. Allow to dry.