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Thanksgiving Pumpkin Nested in a Doily Bowl

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 Stiffy to create a textured bowl from a doily and Extreme Glitter to add sparkle to a foam pumpkin.
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Skill Level: Intermediate


PLAID Supplies
  • Stiffy ® Fabric Stiffener, 8 oz.
  • Plaid ® Hot Glue Gun Helpers
  • FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ - Gold, 5 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Autumn Leaves, 2 oz.
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Other Supplies
Medium sized doily
Soup can
Tin foil
Small foam pumpkin
Foam paintbrush
2 Felt leaves
Hot glue


1. Cover the outside of the soup can with tin foil and place on a protected work surface.  Cover your surface with a plastic drop cloth if needed.

2. Soak the doily in Stiffy.  Gently wring additional Stiffy from the doily. Place the doily over the tin can.  Center so the edges are even.  Allow to dry over night.  Once dry, pull off the dried doily and remove any tin foil that may have stuck to the doily.

3. Paint the pumpkin with Autumn Leaves.  Use two coats if necessary.  Once dry, top coat with randomly applied Gold Extreme Glitter.   Allow to dry.

4. Hot glue the pumpkin into the doily.  Hot glue two felt leaves to the stem of the pumpkin. 

PROJECT TIP: If glitter is not your thing, try other finish techniques like crackle finish or an antique wash.

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