DIY Creepy Catacomb Pumpkin

catacomb pumpkin DIY Creepy Catacomb Pumpkin

I think this is by far the creepiest pumpkin we have ever made!  It was super easy to do and we used cheap-o plastic beads so even though we needed a ton of them the cost was was easy on the wallet.



We started with a foam pumpkin.

catacomb pumpkin 2

Then we hot glued skull beads all over it!




You can also add a funky embellishment!

Happy Halloween!

DIY Halloween Candles with Mod Podge and Mesh Ribbons

altered candle for halloween mod podge scrapbooking

One of my favorite and fastest gifts to make is an altered glass candle.  You can do this for any holiday or occasion!  You might need to soak off the original label before Mod Podging on a new.  The mesh ribbon and paper flowers are from the supply shop.

Gather This:
Glass candle holder
Mod Podge ® Gloss, 16 oz.
Scrap paper
Halloween scrapbook paper
Foam Paintbrush
Hot glue
Mesh Ribbon
Paper Flowers


Trim the scrapbooking paper to fit around the candle. Coat the back and front of the Halloween paper with Mod Podge, position onto around the candle, smooth any air bubbles with your finger and top coat with a layer of Mod Podge.

Tie a ribbon around the candle. Using hot glue, attach flowers and gems to the front of the jar.

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.


DIY Wicked Halloween Necklace with our new Jewelry Findings

wicked Mod Podge Necklace Halloween Walmart

We are super excited!  Beginning next week we will have a few new products in Walmart for making Jewelry!  This Wicked Halloween Necklace features our new pendant trays.  This is the Antique Gold finish.  The well is deep enough for filling with papers, gems and charms.  The whole piece is topped off with Dimensional Magic!

Wicked Necklace supplies

What You Need!

Mod Podge ® Podgeable Metal Pendant, Oxidized Brass
Halloween Papers
Small flat paintbrush
Mod Podge ® Gloss, 8 oz.
Mod Podge ® Dimensional Magic, 2 oz.
Beaded Chain
Jewelry Pliers
Handful of black
silver and Orange Beads
Head Pins
Wire Cutters


1. Begin with a rectangle Pendant Tray. Choose your background paper. Trim the paper to fit inside the pendant tray. Use layers of paper if desired.

Wicked Necklace Mod Podge in Well

Wicked Necklace Mod Podge the Paper

2. Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge to the pendant tray and to the back of the background paper. Position the background paper in the tray. Smooth with your fingers. Apply a top-coat of Mod Podge.

Wicked Necklace Glue Rhinestones

3. Using Mod Podge as a glue, attach gems to the design around the edge of the pendant well. Allow to dry for 2 hours.

Wicked Necklace Add Dimensional Magic

Wicked Necklace Allow Dimensional Magic to Dry

4. Fill in the pendant with Dimensional Magic. Begin around the outer edge and fill until the entire pendant is covered. Dry for 24 hours in an undisturbed and non-drafty place.

Wicked Necklace Bead Board

5. Create the necklace by first laying out all your beaded chain. Begin by attaching a clasp to the chain with jumprings.

6. Attach a jumpring to the bail on the pendant. Attach the pendant to the chain.

Wicked Necklace close UP Dangles

7. Make beaded dangles by threading beads onto long headpins. Leaving enough room for making a loop, trim the end of the headpin. Using pliers, bend back the clipped end to form a loop, attach the loop to the pendant jumpring. Make as many as you wish. For this design we made 5 dangles.

Tip: While the Dimensional Magic is drying don’t move the pendant around or you might get air bubbles. If you do get an air bubble, use a sewing pin to pop it.

Wicked Necklace 3

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.

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.


boo pumpkin mo dpodge fake


What you Need….
Foam pumpkin
Foam paintbrush
Round paintbrush
Halloween papers
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

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.

Faux Washi Tape Pumpkins with Mod Podge and Burlap Ribbon – Video and How to

washi tape diy mod podge pumpkin

This little cutie was made with faux Washi tape!  We just attached strips of Halloween paper with Mod Podge and added burlap ribbon!  So stinking simple to do.


washi tap pumpkin supplies

What You Will Need!

Foam pumpkin
Foam paintbrush
FolkArt ® Metallics – Inca Gold, 2 oz.
FolkArt ® Metallics – Sahara Gold, 2 oz.
Round paintbrush
Halloween papers
Mod Podge ® Gloss, 8 oz.
Mod Podge ® 3 Piece Silicone Finger Caps
Burlap ribbon orange
Black velvet ribbon

washi tape diy pumpkin

1. Paint the pumpkin with two coats of Inca Gold paint using the foam paintbrush. Using the round brush, add gold highlights using Sahara Gold.

2. Cut the Halloween papers into strips that are long enough to fit down the side of the pumpkin. 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 the pumpkin has paper going all the way around.

3. Hot glue burlap ribbon from the stem of the pumpkin, down the edge and to the bottom.

4. Create a large bow and hot glue it to the top of the pumpkin.

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

washi tape mod podge bow

Halloween Cocktail! Black Vodka Spooktini Martini

spooktini halloween vodka cocktail

Halloween spirits will love this dark Spootini Martini made with black vodka!

Spooktini Ingredients:

Blavod black vodka
Extra dry vermouth
Martini shaker
Martini glasses
Pickled green tomatoes, or olives

1. Pour a few drops of vermouth in each martini glass and swirl it around to coat the glass.

2. Fill the martini shaker with ice. Add the black vodka and shake.

3. Pour the martini into the prepared glasses. Garnish with a “frog eye” (a pickled green tomato or olive) speared on a toothpick.

DIY Burlap Halloween Art Canvas with Wood Letters and Mod Podge

burlap halloween diy art decorations We are loving the new burlap canvases that are popping up at the craft stores. They are great for altering.  If you can’t find a burlap canvas just stretch and staple burlap around a wood frame or old canvas like we did on this project.

What you need:
Hot Glue
Scrapbook paper
Mod Podge ® Gloss, 8 oz.
1 – Alphabet – Letter B
2 – Alphabet – Letter O
FolkArt ® Metallics – Sequin Black, 2 oz.
FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ – Gold, 5 oz.
Eyelash yarn
Wood pumpkins
FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Pumpkin, 2 oz.
FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ – Orange, 5 oz.
Halloween mini birds
Mod Podge ® 3 Piece Silicone Finger Caps


1. Wrap the burlap around a canvas and hot glue to secure. Trim the paper to fit the canvas, apply a coat of Mod Podge Gloss to the back of the paper, position the paper on the canvas, smooth with your fingers to remove any air bubbles. Allow to dry.

2. Paint the wood letters and pumpkins with Metallic Black paint. Allow to dry. Highlight with gold Extreme Glitter. Cut the letter shapes from burlap and glue to the top of the letters with Mod Podge. Hot glue eyelash ribbon around the outer edge of the letters.

3. Add orange highlights to the pumpkin shapes with FolkArt Pumpkin paint. Add a layer of Extreme Glitter Orange to the highlighted areas. Hot glue scraps of burlap, rhinestones and yarn to the pumpkins.

4. Assemble the piece by hot gluing the letters, pumpkins and birds to the canvas.

Video: DIY Glittered Pumpkins with Mod Podge

Glittering pumpkins with MOd Podge

In this quick video we are showcasing 5 different pumpkins you can DIY in just a few minutes!  When glittering pumpkins, we like to glitter over an opened file folder. Once finished you can, fold the file folder in half and use as a funnel to re-bottle your glitter.


What you will need….

3 Small Pumpkins
Mod Podge ® Gloss, 8 oz.
Loose bristle paintbrush
Loose glitter (turquoise
orange and black)
File folder
FolkArt ® Artists Pigments™ – Pure Black
FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Calypso Sky
FolkArt ® Artists Pigments™ – Pure Orange
Detail paintbrush

glittered pumpkins 2


Coat the entire pumpkin with Mod Podge gloss. Work in sections is needed. Working over a file folder, sprinkle the glitter into the Mod Podge. Tap off the excess glitter into the folder.

Paint the stem of the pumpkin with FolkArt paint. You can match the glitter color or mix and match the color as we did. Top-coat the stem with a layer of Mod Podge.

Happy Halloween!

Cathie and Steve