Thursday, October 20, 2011

Mod Podge Pumpkins

This is a really easy and inexpensive project to do. I went to the dollar store (great store of course) and found 2 small glass vases (for lack of a better word) and some tissue paper to make a mod podge/decoupage vase. But here's the deal, I'm keeping what I made under wraps (AKA not done yet so why not add suspense to my post?) Next week I'll be giving away what I mod podged (if that's a verb) so you'll have to stay tuned next week to see some pictures and enter to win it!


It's super easy to make some fun mod podge anything. Cut or tear the tissue paper (it can be different colors or shades of one color, it's totally up to you) into pieces. It's just easier that way. Paint a thin layer of the mod podge on the outside of the vase in a small area. Apply piece(s) to the painted area. Then apply another layer of mod podge over the tissue paper. Make sure the tissue paper is saturated from the glue but not over saturated so the paper rips. Continue until the the glass is covered. It it probably better to add a couple of layers as well but that's totally up to you. You can also cover the bottom if you want but be careful not to glue the vase to the table or anything! Now set aside to dry. It depends on how humid it is as to how long it can take to dry. If you want to speed up the results, set a fan on your vase or use a hair dryer. It could still take a while to dry. It could take up to 24 hours to dry but I don't typically have that kind of patience!

Here's some fun tips: Now, colors of the tissue paper may bleed so be careful in your color choice. Also, if you layer different colors (colors that go with one another) it can help add dimension. If you want to make your own mod podge/decoupage just water down some white glue. Simply mix equal parts white glue and equal parts water in a jar or bottle. If it's too thick just add more water.

10 comments :

Brave Brooke said...

Can't wait to see them :)

Sarah said...

They sound cute! :)

Tonia @ TheGunnySack.com said...

How fun! I can't wait to see how they turned out!

Aimee said...

I can't wait to see them either! This is one creative blog!!! I was checking out all your featured work, amazing!!! I'm your newest follower and hope you'll follow me on your next visit!!!

Aimee @ ItsOverflowing

Mary Pat Siehl said...

oh sounds awesome!!!!

Sarah said...

can't wait to see the new product your making and enter to win it of course..I have just started doing a lot of crafting..so I might just have to try a similar project of my own.
Sarah
www.budgetfriendlydecorating.com

Tracy said...

Where have I been that I have missed so many of your posts?
As for you project, it sounds neat, can't wait to see your finished project.
I made pumpkin ones (sounds similar to yours) but used cleaned out salsa jars, did them in orange and put a face on with black and have jack o lantern candle holders. I still use them to light up the yard on Halloween night :)

trumatter said...

Oh! Well, can't wait to see them :) Where I live, pumpkins rot very fast. And hence as a rule I need to make pumpkins that are artificial.

Will keep watching this space.

Jilly said...

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Brooke said...

Sounds really cute! (btw I also say "mod podged" :)
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