My girls love decorating as much as I do, especially for holidays. They wanted something in their bedroom for Halloween, but didn’t want it to be scary (and their definition of scary varies). I received a box of goodies from Mod Podge and knew immediately that I had the makings of a fun Halloween decoration for their room.
Mod Podge Collage Clay
Mod Podge Glow-In-The-Dark
Mod Podge Silicone Craft Mat
Folk Art Multi-Surface Paint in Purple and Orange
styrofoam wreath form
one sheet of Halloween scrapbook paper/cardstock
Using the foam brush, paint your wreath with the orange paint.
When the paint is dry, paint a coat of the glow-in-the-dark Mod Podge on top.
Place your crafting mat on your work surface. Load one of the mod melts into your glue gun, and carefully fill your molds. There’s a bit of a learning curve, (or at least there was for me!), but after the first round, I figured out that I had to put my glue gun inside the mold instead of from any sort of distance, and then they worked great. After about ten minutes, pop your shapes out. Clean up any glue strands. I kept going until I could spell “Happy Halloween”.
When you have your shapes, paint them. I started off with purple, but changed my mind later on and went over them with the orange.
Cut out triangles from your paper/card stock. Mine are about 2 3/4″ x 2″. Paint the fronts with the glow-in-the-dark Mod Podge. I put some extra Mod Podge on the backs of the letters and stuck one letter on each pennant. When everything is dry, thread your needle and string the “happy” together.
Tie each end of the pennant around the wreath. You can see that I went over the letters with the orange paint once I saw how dark the purple was against my choice of paper. Use a dollop of the collage clay for each letter in “Halloween” and stick them to your wreath. The collage clay is also a great way to add extra embellishments. I used the star tip. Once it was dry, I dabbed some purple paint on it and went over everything with the glow-in-the-dark Mod Podge.
This is a bright and fun Halloween decoration and my girls love it. I love that I was able to create something that fit their decorating desires. And, while I can’t get a picture to capture how awesome it glows (I will add one in as soon as I can!), they oohed and ahhed when they saw it at lights out and it’s a fun addition to the Halloween decor.
If you’d like to see other Halloween fun created with Mod Podge and more places for inspiration, check these out!
DIY Faux Sugar Skulls with Collage Clay by Mod Podge
3 DIY Decoden Cell Phone Cases with Mod Podge + Dollar Store Jewelry
Plaid Blog – Introducing Mod Podge Modeling Clay
YouTube – Mod Melt Spider Webs
Plaid Decoden Pinterest Board
The Plaid Palette Blog
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I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Mod Podge and Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own.
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