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.

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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.

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We used hot glue to attach to the pumpkin.

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

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Instructions:
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
Scissors
Pumpkin-themed scrapbook paper

Instructions:

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 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.

 

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We started with a foam pumpkin.

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Then we hot glued skull beads all over it!

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creepy!

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You can also add a funky embellishment!

Happy Halloween!

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.

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.

!!VIDEO!!

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What You Will Need!

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

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Instructions:
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.

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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.

Video:

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

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Instructions

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

 

Video: DIY Halloween Mummy Pumpkin that Glows in the Dark!

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Glow in the Dark Mummy Pumpkin

Spook up the night with a glow-in-the-dark mummy pumpkin.

 

Supplies
Mod Podge® Glow-in-the Dark
Faux pumpkin
Craft glue
Google eyes
large
Scissors
Cheesecloth
3 yards
Large plastic bowl
Plastic dropcloth

Steps:

1. Glue the two google eyes to the pumpkin where you would normally carve eyes.

2.Cut 3-yards of cheesecloth into random sized stripes. In a large bowl, saturate the strips in the Glow-in-the-Dark Mod Podge.

3. Begin wrapping the strips around the pumpkin and in a random pattern till the entire pumpkin is covered. Be sure to keep the cheesecloth off the eyes. Tuck in any ends as needed.

4. Place on a plastic drop-cloth. Allow the pumpkin to dry for at least 24 hours. Depending on how thick the cheesecloth is it might need a little longer.

Tip: Make an antique mummy pumpkin by dry brushing silver or grey paint over the pumpkin.

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

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Apply the Collage Clay with a knife.

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Sprinkle glitter over the Collage Clay.

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Push the eyes into the Collage Clay.

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We love these eyes!  SOOOOOO FUN!

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

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ENJOY!

Happy Halloween!

Don’t forget to PIN your favorite projects!

xo

Cathie and Steve

 

DIY Halloween: Fishnet Tights Pumpkin

We are crazy for fishnet wrapped pumpkins this year!  For the box we Mod Podged scrapbook papers to a kraft paper box and glued it all together with hot glue.  Get the complete instructions on our page at Plaid>>>> Pumpkin Gift Box Instructions