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Pumpkin Gift Box

By: Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza are handcraft designers, Emmy Nominated television hosts, book authors, lifestyle experts and the inventors of Hot Glue Gun Helpers. Their shows can be seen in the United States, Australia, South Africa, The Philippines and on the Armed Forces Network.  They were nominated for two Daytime Emmys. Cathie and Steve has also appeared on numerous network shows and specials for NBC, ABC, Discovery Channel, HGTV, DIY and Food Network.  Programs such as Rachael Ray, IVillage Live, View From the Bay and the Florence Henderson Show have featured their creative ideas.
Use as a mantel display or for gift giving.
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Skill Level: Intermediate
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Supplies

PLAID Supplies
  • Mod Podge ® 3 Piece Silicone Finger Caps
  • Mod Podge ® Gloss, 16 oz.
  • Mod Podge ® Antique Matte, 8 oz.
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Other Supplies
Papier-mâché box
Scissors
Scrapbook paper
Foam paintbrush
Foam pumpkin
Ultra-fine gold glitter
Fishnet tights
Hot glue
Moss
Spiders
Gems
Sparkle Yarn
Halloween Embellishments

Instructions

1. Trim the scrapbook paper to fit the sides and lid of the box. Apply a coat of Mod Podge to the back of the paper and position onto thebox.  Smooth any air bubbles with your finger.  Wait 15 min and top-coat with a layer of Mod Podge.  Add two coats of Antique Matte Mod Podge to the paper for an aged look.

2. Paint the pumpkin Inca Gold, allow to dry.  Top-coat with Mod Podge Gloss and and sprinkle with ultrafine glitter.  Stretch fishnet tights over the pumpkin.  Hot glue the tights to the base and tie in a knot.  Repeat around the stem.  Trim off excess tight material.

3. Hot glue moss to the top of the box.  Hot glue the pumpkin to the center of the box.   Hot glue embellishments to the design.  Add gems, sparkle yarn, spiders, skulls.


PROJECT TIP: Add distress and texture by tearing the edges of the paper and top-coat with Mod Podge Antique Matte.
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