Glow-in-the-Dark Halloween Pumpkins

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Happy Monday, y’all! I have a fun craft project to share with you today! I’ve talked before about how we have a ton of kids on our block and how we like to make their Trick-or-Treating experience a little more fun for them. Along with having our dog in costume, we like to decorate the front porch in fun, non-scary ways {especially since most of the kids we see are little ones}. Thanks to Mod Podge, we’re stepping it up a notch this year in the decor department. 

Glow-in-the-Dark Halloween PumpkinsI am so excited about our glow-in-the-dark pumpkins! This is a very simple project, but it adds a whole lot of fun! Who doesn’t love stuff that glows in the dark? To make your own glow-in-the dark pumpkins, you will need: 

  • A pumpkin — faux or real will do
  • Glow-in-the-Dark Mod Podge
  • Mod Podge Silicone Craft Mat
  • A foam craft brush
  • A pencil 
  • A permanent marker

Glow-in-the-Dark Halloween Pumpkins

Glow-in-the-Dark Halloween PumpkinsThe first step is to paint a coat of Glow-in-the-Dark Mod Podge on your pumpkin. The more coats you paint on, the better your pumpkin will glow. I did a total of 3 coats. Allow each coat of Mod Podge to dry for about 15 minutes before applying the next. I set mine on my Mod Podge Silicone Craft Mat to dry. It worked better than just newspaper or wax paper because it don’t get stuck to the mat. 

Glow-in-the-Dark Halloween PumpkinsWhen you are finished coating the pumpkin with Mod Podge and it is completely dry, you can sketch on a message or image with a pencil. When the pumpkin is glowing, your message will have a sort of silhouette effect. I found a scripty font online to use as a guide for my “Happy Halloween”. If you’re not as confident in your freehand abilities, you can use a transfer method. Print out your image and color the back of the image with pencil. Place the paper against your pumpkin {pencil side down, print side up} and trace the words or print in pencil. This will transfer the graphite to your pumpkin. 

Glow-in-the-Dark Halloween PumpkinsThe next step is to fill in your words or image with a permanent marker or paint. 

Glow-in-the-Dark Halloween PumpkinsAllow your pumpkin to “charge” in UV light. Either sitting it in the sun or using a black light works well. Then, when it gets dark you will have a fun glowy pumpkin! 

Glow-in-the-Dark Halloween Pumpkins

 

Isn’t that great? Everything is more fun with glow-in-the-dark! You can find more crafty ideas here:

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

Plaid Decoden Pinterest Board

Plaid Website

The Plaid Palette Blog

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Fall Vignette

Hi there! I’m just popping in with a quick post today. :) 

We don’t have many horizontal spaces in our home to decorate. The few that we do have get rearranged and made over every now and again. I just like to decorate! #cantstopwontstop

Our bedroom dresser is on of those spaces. A friend gifted me with an awesome vintage lamp. Along with decorating and redecorating, I also have a thing for lamps. I am a lamp girl, and I have more than I have handbags. 

Fall VignetteOne thing led to another, and I was creating a little Fall vignette. My grandmother’s pumpkin painting returned, and in came the warm woods, textures, and old books. You just can’t have Fall decor without old books! 

Fall VignetteThe backlit marquee ampersand is still hanging out, along with some framed wedding photos…one framed in barn wood. One of the only types of plants I can keep alive sits atop an old wooden box…similar to a card catalog. 

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Fall VignetteThis little vignette definitely warms up the space and gives off a festive Fall vibe. That’s about the extent of my Fall decor this year! I’m actually enjoying keeping it simple. :)

That’s all for today! I’ll see y’all on Friday. :)

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Kitchen Tools Prize Pack {Monthly Giveaway Series}

It’s giveaway time! Can you believe it’s already October? I feel like we just celebrated the New Year, but the holiday season is quickly approaching! With the holidays comes a lot more cooking and baking. Since we’re all going to be spending some extra time in the kitchen, you should have some cute tools to work with, right?

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Since you’ll probably be doing a bit more baking than usual this Thanksgiving and Christmas, you will need a good set of mixing spoons! The Goose’s Nest is giving away a beautiful set of wood burned mixing spoons from their shop. These spoons come with a paisley pattern, that is reminiscent of henna. They are gorgeous! 

icm_fullxfull.47041438_9g3eoleojmkgkwwwck8oYou can find The Goose’s Nest at their Etsy shop, on Facebook and Pinterest

And because Gracie and I love our readers so much {and we’re feeling awfully generous during our birthday month!}, we gathered up some of our favorite items for the kitchen. The winner will receive a box full of adorable kitchen goodies including: measuring cups and spoons, silicone spatulas, a silicone whisk, an adorable red apron, and blue mason jar inspired coffee mug.

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Don’t waste any time! Enter the giveaway via the Rafflecopter widget below to make sure your kitchen is fully stocked for the season! The giveaway will run until midnight on Tuesday, October 20th.  Good luck! :)

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