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Potted Pumpkins

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.
Potted pumpkins are perfect little decorations for Halloween.
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Skill Level: Intermediate


FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ - Black, 2 oz.
Item #2797
Sparkling fine glitter acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Use on all porous surfaces. For brightest shimmer, basecoat with similar FolkArt color. All colors are certified AP non-toxic and water-based.


FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Pure Black, 2 oz.
Item #479
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.


Mod Podge ® Gloss, 16 oz.
Item #CS11202
Mod Podge ® is quick-drying for multiple coat build up and dries clear. Can be sanded to a smooth finish. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish.


Other Supplies
Small clay pot
Foam paintbrush
Halloween paper
Small fake pumpkin
Gold glitter
Scrapbooking embellishments
Hot glue


1. Paint the clay pot with one coat of Pure Black paint.  Top-coat the areas that will be exposed (the rim and base) with Black Extreme Glitter.

2. Apply paper around the pot with Mod Podge.  (you might need to make a template) Coat the back of the paper with Mod Podge Gloss, Position onto the pot, smooth with your fingers.  Layer paper punched designs on top of the paper.  Wait 15 minutes and top-coat with a layer of Mod Podge Gloss.

3. Coat the pumpkin with Mod Podge Gloss, Sprinkle the glitter all over the pumpkin.  Allow to dry.

4. Hot glue the pumpkin into the pot.  Hot glue ribbons and gems around the rim of the pot.  Hot glue moss and scrapbooking embellishments to the pot and pumpkin.

PROJECT TIP: This project is great for using up scraps of paper and ribbon.

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