This is a re-post tutorial from a number of years of an awesome crafting technique using mod podge!
As the fall season begins, we can't help but think about dressing up our home to reflect this time of the year. On a recent trip just to look and see what's new out there, I discovered the cutest little pumpkin ornament at Pier1.
Hmm, this is gorgeous, but it's only three inches tall. Besides, who has a "Harvest Tree" to hang it on? I began to think about the pumpkin I had gotten at Hobby Lobby last year on clearance for seventy percent off. It's at least twelve inches wide and seven inches tall . . .
I immediately got it out of storage and . . .
Mixed some glitter, seed beads, sequins and Modge Podge together,then poured it on . . . .
And let it run . . . like the icing on a bundt cake..
Added some decorative fillers to the mix . . .
and stirred it all up.
Then I spread the gooey mixture all around on top . . .
Added more glitter and filler . . .
And let it dry overnight . . . . Next day, whoa . . . how pretty it was!
Threaded some beads onto a few stem wires . . .
Curled them around a pencil . . . and glued them to the top.
Added a ribbon, and tell me . . . what do you think?
"Let’s review: Beautifully natural pumpkin shape; deep amber-to-caramel metallic color; beads, sequins and glitter appliquéd finish; flourishes of ribbon and wire to bring home the whimsy. Right?"
Happy Autumn Decorating!