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Spunky Kids Pumpkin

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.
Delight in the fright with this pumpkin craft!
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Skill Level: Beginner


PLAID Supplies
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Pumpkin, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ - Silver, 5 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Pure Black, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Metallics - Silver Anniversary, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Light Lavender, 2 oz.
  • Mod Podge ® Matte, 8 oz.
Find these items in the Plaid Store!
Other Supplies
Small foam pumpkin
Spray primer
Foam paintbrush
Old book pages
Detail paintbrushes
Hot glue gun
Chenille stems


  1. Prime the pumpkin and allow to dry. Coat with two coats of Silver Anniversary. Allow to dry.
  2. Working at the top of the pumpkin, paint two light coats of Silver Extreme Glitter. Don’t worry about covering the entire pumpkin, just a light coat.
  3. Cut a pumpkin face from old book pages. Attach the face to the pumpkin with Mod Podge. Coat each piece with Mod Podge, position onto the pumpkin and top coat with more Mod Podge. Allow to dry.
  4. Paint around the eyes, nose, mouth and stem Pure Black. Once dry add details using Light Lavender and Pumpkin.
  5. Beginning at the top of the pumpkin, hot glue ribbons down the sides, secure at the bottom.
  6. Tie ribbons around the stem. Secure with hot glue. Add twisted up pipe cleaners around the stem. The curl the ends, wrap them around a pencil.
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