Make a Halloween Charm Bracelet with Mod Podge

mod podge halloween charm bracelet

Whip up a Halloween Charm Bracelet in no time with the help of Mod Podge, Podgeables and Dimensional magic.  You can get Podgeable shapes at Michaels Craft Stores.   The scrapbook paper I used is from My Mind’s Eye and from the Mod Podge Halloween papers.  The beads were just a random selection from my stash.  The bat and skull cabochons are from my supply shop and the pumpkin embellishment is from Jolee’s  Boutique.

Here is how we made it!

bat cabochon

First you cut a piece of paper to fit the top of the Podgeable shape.

Mod Podge Podgeable Shapes charms acrylic clear cathie and steve

This is what the Podgeables look like….. you get 18 per pack!

mod podge paper and gems to the charm

Apply the paper to the Podgeable shape with Mod Podge.

Top-coat with a layer of Mod Podge and glue rhinestones to the design.

glue gems mod podge

victorian skull cabachon

Glue cabochons or other 3-d embellishments to the shapes.

cover charm with dimensional magic

Make sure all your glue is dried for a couple of hours before you do the Dimensional Magic.

Top-coat the entire Podgeable charm with Dimensional Magic.  Begin around the outer edges and fill in.

drying dimensional magic

You can go over the gems or around them.

Allow to dry in a non-drafty place for about 4 hours.

If you get an air bubble just pop it with a sewing pin.

attach to a chain charm braclet

Attach them to a charm bracelet with jump-rings.

beaded dangle

Make beaded dangles with headpins and Halloween colored beads.

bat cabachon mod podge charm

The bat charm!

jolee's pumpkin halloween embellishments

The pumpkin charm!

skull podgeable clear mod podge

The Victorian skull charm!


skull rhinestone dimensional magic

The skull charm!

halloween bracelet craft

DIY Halloween Owl Necklace with Mod Podge Mod Melts

mod melt owl halloween necklace cathie and steve

It’s our favorite time of the year!  Halloween is around the corner and that means lots of crafting and DIYs for us!  This sweet little owl necklace was made with an Owl Mod Melt, Mod Podge, Dimensional Magic and a Podgeable blank shape.  It is super easy so even a beginner and whip this up in no time!

What you need:

Mod Podge Gloss
Spiderweb Paper
Rectangle Podgeable Shape
Mod Melts – Milk Glass
Mod Molds – Nature
Orange FolkArt Acrylic Paint
Black FolkArt Acrylic Paint
Gem Glue
Dimensional Magic
Ball Chain

mod podge walmart podgeables

This October we have a new 4 pack of Podgeable shapes that will be available in the DIY/Craft Jewelry section at Walmart.  This set is a 6 piece set that features 2 domino shapes and 4 scrabble tile shapes.   We have a large pack of Podgeable shapes that is available at all Michaels stores in USA and Canada.

owl mod melt mod podge necklace


1. Begin by tracing the rectangle Podgeable shape onto the spiderweb paper. Coat the top of the Podgeable shape and the back of paper with Mod Podge. Position the paper onto the Podgebale shape and smooth any air bubbles with your finger. Top-coat with more Mod Podge to seal it.

2. Make a Mod Melt Owl by heating a Mod Melt Stick in a mini HIGH TEMP glue gun, squeeze the melt into the owl mold. Allow to cool 10 min and then remove. Paint the owl with orange paint and the branch with black paint. Allow to dry. Glue gems to the Mod Melt owl.

3. Glue the owl to the center of the spider web Podgeable shape and rhinestones to the corners. Allow to dry.

4. Apply a thin coat of Dimensional Magic to the top of the Podgeable Shape.  Work around the owl and rhinestones.  If you get an air bubble, pop with a sewing pin.  Allow to dry in a cool and non-drafty place.  Don’t more the piece around until after it is dried.

5. Using pliers, attach a jumpring through the hole on the Podgeable shape. Thread a ballchain necklace through the jumpring.

That is it! Easy peasy!

DIY Princess Necklaces for a Craft Birthday Party

how to make girls party necklaces

What little girl (or grown up girl) wouldn’t want a princess necklace.  I know I do! This quick craft is so easy to make and the supplies are readily available at any Michaels Craft Store.  These are great for kids to make during a party or you can make them ahead of time and use them as party favors.

princess necklaces diy mod podge birthday party craft idea for kids

extreme glitter mod podge

mod podge podgeable shapes

What you need:

Mod Podge Podgeable Shapes

Mod Podge Extreme Glitter

Foam Paintbrush

Jumbo Gems

1 Yard Ribbon per Necklace

apply Mod Podge podgeable

Coat the Podgeable shape with Extreme Glitter Mod Podge.  Add some to the back of the gem.

position jumbo gem on acrylic shape

Position the gem on the Podgeable shapes.

add more mod podge

Add more Mod Podge Extreme Glitter to the Podgeable.  Don’t worry it will dry clear and sparkly.

podgeable mod podge charm

Dried and ready for a ribbon!

push through the hole

Fold the ribbon in half and thread through the hole.  Work on the top of the Podgeable shape.

loop through

Loop the ribbon tails through the section that was pulled through the hole.

hero heart mod podge necklace

Pull tight to secure.

mod podge jewelry making craft

craft for a girls party necklaces


Ribbons are from our Supply Shop – see the faux seam bindings here.

DIY Neon and Gold Rose Necklace with Mod Melts

mod melt necklace rose

I am so smitten with hot pink right now!  It is just like me in the 80’s only now I have red hair a few more pounds.  I was a bleach blond back in 88 and neon pink was my go to color!  This design is quick to piece together (I promise)!  It is a little more advanced than the Podgeable charms and you will need a hand-drill.  We heart the Fiskars drill…no cord and super easy to use!

Mod Melts are Launching in Michaels – June 2013
Podgeables are available at every Michaels!

What you need:
3 Podgeables (1 large circle and 2 ovals)
Hand Drill
Gem-Tac Glue
Mod Melt Rose Mold
Mod Melt Sticks – Milk Glass
FolkArt Neon Pink Paint
FolkArt Gold Paint
E6000 Glue
Pearl Chain
Jewelry Tools
1. Drill side holes into the Podgeable shapes. (Use the picture for reference)
2. Use Gem-Tac to glue small gems around the edge of the Podgeable.
3. Make 3 Rose Mod Melts (1 large and 2 Small) See Video…..
Video: Mod Melt 101

4. Paint the Mod Melts with the Neon and Gold paints.
5. Glue to the center of the Podgeables with E600 glue.
6. Use jumprings to attach the Podgeable shapes together.
7. Attach a pearl chain and clasp with jumprings.

Make a Recipe Box for Mother’s Day!

With a little Mod Podge and Scrapbook Paper you can make a Recipe Box for Mother’s Day!  We picked up the papermache house at Michaels.  The zipper flower is made with zipper trim from our supply shop and the center is a Mod Podge Podgeable shape.

Begin by painting the house a complementary color to the scrapbook paper you are using. For our design we applied a coat of FolkArt Crackle Medium to the entire outside of the house box. We let the box dry for 3 hours then working in one direction, we applied FolkArt Bright Baby Pink paint over the dried crackle finish. The paint will begin to crackle as it dries.

Next we, cut scrapbook paper to fit the different sides and shapes on the house box. We applied the paper to the box with Mod Podge. Do this by applying Mod Podge to the box with a foam paintbrush. Next, apply Mod Podge to the back of the paper. Position the paper onto the box. Smooth with a brayer or your fingers to remove any air bubbles. Wait 15 minutes and top-coat with a layer of Mod Podge.

Make the Flower: Mod Podge a circle of paper to the back of a Mod Podge PodgeableCircle. Cut zipper trim into six 4” pieces. Hot glue the ends of each zipper piece into a loop shape to form a petal. Repeat with the remaining 5 zipper pieces. Hot glue the zipper petals to the back of the Podgeable Circle. Hot glue the zipper flower to the front of the box. Make sure you wear Hot Glue Finger Caps when hot gluing.

Hot glue zipper trim around the outer edge of the box.
Visit the supply shop to see all the different zipper trims we have available.

Video: How to make Photo Charms with School Photos and Mod Podge.

Oh Boy! Look close and you see some of my (Cathie) old school photos.  I had some pretty bad hair-dos….ah the 70’s!   We used them to make school photo charms with Podgeables and Mod Podge. They are super easy to make.  You can get the clear Podgeable shapes at any Michaels Craft Store in the Mod Podge Section.

Video: How to make Photo Charms with School Photos and Mod Podge.

DIY Zipper Flower Bouquet for Spring

Zipper flowers are so quick and easy to whip up and they made a sweet bouquet.  These flowers were made with Mod Podge, Large Podgeable Shapes, Zippers and Wood Dowels.
This was designed for Plaid using our Products for Mod Podge.
I have tons of different Zippers at the supply shop……Visit the Cathie Filian Shop Here.

Gather This!

Mod Podge ® Acrylic Shapes – Designer Shapes
Plaid ® Hot Glue Gun Helpers
FolkArt ® Shiny™ Acrylic Paint – Grass Green, 2 oz.
Mod Podge ® Hard Coat, 8 oz.
Tin pitcher
Scrapbook paper
Foam paintbrush
Dowel rod
Hand saw
Orange zipper trim (1.5 yards)
Yellow zipper trim (1.5 yards)
Hot glue
Teal zipper trim
Plastic bags

Let’s Get Crafting!

 1. Cut designs from scrapbook paper that will fit onto the tin pitcher.   Apply the paper to the tin pitcher with Mod Podge.  Do this by applying Mod Podge to the back of the paper.  Position the paper onto the tin pitcher.  Smooth with a brayer or your fingers to remove any air bubbles.  Wait 15 minutes and top-coat with a layer of Mod Podge.

 2. Make the flower stems: Cut the dowel rod to different lengths.  Paint the rods with Grass Green paint.  Paint two coats with dry time in between.   

3. Make the flower center: Mod Podge a circle of paper to the top of a Podgeable Scalloped Circle. 

4. Make the flower petals: For each flower, cut the yellow zipper trim into eight 6” pieces and the orange zipper into eight 5” pieces.  

 5. Bend the zipper trim to form a loop (petal) and hot glue the ends together.  Repeat with the remaining zipper pieces.  Layer the orange petals inside the yellow ones and hot glue to secure.  

 6. Hot glue the zipper petals to the back of the Podgeable Circle. Make sure you wear Hot Glue Finger Caps when hot gluing.  

7. Hot glue the flowers to the ends of the stems.  Hot glue a strip of zipper trim over the end of the stem to secure.

8. Hot glue a strip of teal zipper trim around the tin vase.  Place the flowers into the vase and stuff the vase with plastic bags to secure.  Top the vase with moss.

9. ENJOY! 

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DIY Holiday Jewelry: Mod Podge Snowflake Pin

Handmade holiday jewelry is easy to make with Mod Podge Snowflakes! If you need some quick holiday bling or a quick DIY gift – then a Snowflake pin is just the project for you!  This Snowflake Pin was designed with our new Mod Podge Papers and Podgeable Snowflakes.

What you need:
Mod Podge Holiday Papers or holiday themed scrapbook papers
Mod Podge Podgeable Snowflake or other snowflake shape embellishment
Mod Podge ® Acrylic Shapes – Basics, Flat & Charm
Mod Podge ® Hard Coat, 8 oz.
Foam Paintbrush
Plaid ® Hot Glue Gun Helpers
Hot Glue
2 Jewelry pliers
Gem glue
Pin backing

1. Create the Podgeable pin by placing the holiday shape on holiday themed papers, trace around the shape and cut out the design. (For this design we used one holiday shape and one small circle.) Apply a coat of Mod Podge to the back of the Podgeable shape and to the top of the paper, sandwich the two together, press with your fingers and allow to dry. Once dry, trim any excess paper from the edges. Repeat with the circle shape.

2.Once they are dry, glue together with the circle in the center. The loop on the Podgeable shape will be the bottom of the pin.

3. Attach beaded dangles to the loop on the Podgeable shape. First attach a jumpring to the loop on the Podgeable. Thread a bead onto a headpin, trim the length of the headpin if needed. Form a loop at the end of the bead and attach to the jumpring. Repeat with more beads.

4. Using gem glue, attach the pin back to the back of the Podgeable shape so the dangle is facing down.

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Happy Holidays!
Cathie and Steve

12 Ways to Alter a Mod Podge Podgeable

Podgeables are clear acrylic shapes designed by me and Steve for Mod Podge.  You can use in altered projects, scrapbooks, home decorating……even jewelry design.  {They are in every Michaels in the USA and Canada}  You can also find them at Create for Less, Plaid Online, Ben Franklin, and other fine retailers.

Mod Podge papers to the front of back of them.
 Collage on top of bottom of them.
Layer smaller Podgeable on top of a larger one.
Paint them with metallic, pearl or acrylic paints.
Add chalkboard paint to them…3 coats.
Use chunky or fine glitter on them.
Use glitter paints and washes.
Add texture with embossing powder.
Glue gems and decoden items to them.
Drizzle with alcohol inks for a marble look.
 Drill around the edge and lace.
Drill and add jumprings for jewelry making.

Make a Statement Necklace with Mod Podge Podgeables

Here is a new design using the crown Podgeable shape from our Mod Podge line of goodies.  This was made by drilling holes in the top (you could glue bails) and layering a smaller Podgeable shape to the top.  To create the glitter glass like finish I used Dimensional Magic.  To learn more about the shapes, watch this video at YouTube to learn more about Dimensional Magic, watch this video at YouTube.  BTW….All the papers used are from our line of papers for Mod Podge.

Designer Podgeable Shapes
(in the glue aisle)
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