Tuesday, September 20

Mod Podge Pumpkins

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I've been "Mod-Podging"
some pumpkins for my Halloween decor.

By the way, if you're a perfectionist
{WORSE than me, I mean}
this may not be the project for you.

I mean it's fun & all, 
but it won't be perfect.

After trying wrapping paper & failing,
I found that paper napkins work pretty well.
These are available at Target.
Fake pumpkins are on sale right now at Michael's Crafts.
{Last year, I used real pumpkins, 
then had to throw them away when Halloween was over.}

The napkins with a busy pattern tend to work out
better than polka dot, for instance.

Just cut out the pattern on your napkin 
& apply Mod Podge to a section of the pumpkin.
It helps a lot to cut slits on the sides of the piece of napkin--
then overlap so you have less wrinkles.
Repeat until the pumpkin is covered.
Then paint the whole pumpkin with a thin coat
of Mod Podge.

TIP: When using a napkin with a dark background,
it's alright to overlap the layers. When using a napkin
with a very light background, try not to overlap.
As I said, they're not perfect, but I find that people
do not walk up & inspect them closely - so it's OK!

The black pumpkin was purchased from a store 
called Tai Pan Imports.
I also love my "candy book" from Hallmark.
I put candy inside & it says cute things to
the kids when they open it.
{They are carrying a "Harry Potter" version this year.}

Linking up to:
Halloween Link-Up Party at Design Dazzle
It's Fall Y'all Autumn Link Party at The Lettered Cottage
Nifty Thrifty Sunday at NIfty Thrifty Things
Monthly Craft Craze at I Gotta Create
Fall Link Party at Centsational Girl