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Friday, September 23, 2011

Friday Flashback: Craft Edition

**I haven't been very crafty latley, so I'm sharing a little flashback craft. This fun Mod Podge project was originally posted back in November of 2009.**
Fall Mod Podge Pumpkins
This is how our project ended:
Despite the major mess and the {now} dry and scratchy carpet, our Thanksgiving/fall pumpkins turned out SUPER cute!

Just in case you want to make a HUGE mess and some SUPER cute pumpkins...here is the list of supplies and steps we followed to make them.
Plastic pumpkins {mine were $1 at Walmart}
Scrapbook Paper {8 sheets for $1 at Target}
Mod Podge
Paint Brushes
Tear scrapbook paper into small pieces
Attach the paper to the pumpkin and continue to coat it with Mod Podge until all the paper is wet and stuck to the pumpkin really well. This is the messy part, because the only way to make the paper stick really well is to work it with your hands! Eli and I worked on some painting while Henry and Grant were finishing up their pumpkins. These SUPER cute and oh so chubby handprints are going to be turkeys and leaves once I get my paintpens after them! Just a little hint....be careful when painting with brown paint, because your kiddo might think it is chocolate and try to lick it off his hand! :)

Then use a foam paintbrush to apply a coat of Mod Podge all over the pumpkins and let them dry. 

Our pumpkins {coated with Mod Podge} drying on the table...picture taken by Henry {because I still had a two inch layer of MP on my hands}!

Our finished Thanksgiving/Fall Pumpkins!
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Unknown said...

Those came out super cute!!! worth the mess ;)

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

these are cute. Reposting is a great way to recycle. :)

Katie said...

So adorable! What a great idea. :)

By the way, I've nominated you for a Blog on Fire award. Go see my blog to find out how to claim it :) www.sbuxsweetie.blogspot.com!

Michelle said...

Those are really cute! Thanks for sharing the how tos...my floor would probably be a victim in this project as well!

Phyllis said...

They are adorable...the pumpkins and the kids.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Those are so fun! I love the wordy pumpkin. :)

Anonymous said...

They came out adorable! I can actually do this :)

Darcie said...

Those are seriously so cool! Of course they speak right to this autumn lovers heart! Have a great weekend my friend.

Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

These looks so great! I have this on my list of things to do for fall decorating!

Wendy said...

These are so so cute and kid friendly..Love it! I knew I should have bought those 10 cent pumpkins at the restore for a reason. Dang it! Going back to try and get some for this project.

Lorie said...

Those pumpkins are super cute! And actually gave me a much needed idea for a Fall Festival!

And I am sorry about the Mod Podge on the floor! That stinks!!!

Lorie said...

Those pumpkins are super cute! And actually gave me a much needed idea for a Fall Festival!

And I am sorry about the Mod Podge on the floor! That stinks!!!

Lorie said...

PS - I have heard that using vinegar sometimes helps break it up!!

Good luck!

Confessions of a Stay at Home Mommy said...

Those are great! I would love it if you would link this up to my Pumpkin Addicts Anonymous link party going on now: http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/09/pumpkin-addicts-anonymous-link-party.html
I hope to see you soon!

Crafty Mischief said...

Cute! I'll have to try this with my kiddos. Thanks for sharing! I saw this on Tatertots and Jello.

Unknown said...

These are precious and I love the darling pictures of the kids so messy and enjoying the process!

Shelly @Crafty Creative Studio said...

These look great!! I hardly believe they were made by little ones!!

Amanda said...

What a great project! :) I've featured this post on Craft Gossip here:

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Unknown said...

These are so fun - I love this (and how easy!)

Kelly said...

Love these! I featured this on my "6 Great Fall Ideas" list on my blog - come check it out if you have a second! :)

Anna San said...

love these, soo creative!

Jennifer said...

One of the cutest fall crafts I've seen!

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