Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Guest Post from Second Chance to Dream

Hi! I'm Barb Camp from Second Chance to Dream. I want to say Thank You to Misty Marie for having me here today. A little about me, I'm a wife of 35 years, a mom to 6 kids ages 34-13, 3 married and 3 still at home. I have 3 grandchildren.  I'm a life coach who wants to encourage women to live their dreams and passions and help them to grow creatively as well as spiritually. Stop on over and check out my blog.
I LOVE to create and I LOVE to create inexpensively!  I was putting out my fall decorations and wanted to add  a little something new to my mantel.  I was at JoAnn Fabrics and I saw these cute napkins and knew I needed to come up with something to do with them and they were on SALE! an Extra Bonus!
As I was wandering around I saw those carvable pumpkins.  And my mind thought, hey! I could modge podge those napkins onto the pumpkins. But I checked the price of the pumpkins and they were 14.99 on sale for 40% off.  Still too high for me.  So, I decided to make a trip to the dollar store.  Last year they had some smaller carvable pumpkins for 1.00.  They had them again this year so I snagged up two of them.
Here's a quick tutorial on how to decoupage a carvable pumpkin.  
First spray paint the pumpkin unless you are using an orange colored napkin.  The orange shows through the napkin.
The napkin has a double layer. You need to separate them and throw away the white layer.
Once they are separated you need to cut the napkin in 1 1/2 in stips.
You want to make sure you cut your strips before you start modge podging and gluing them onto the pumpkin because the napkins will stick to your fingers.  I know that from experience. :)  Add a layer of modgepodge and then place the napkin on the pumpkin, like shown below.
 Keep adding strips until the pumpkin is covered. Sorry about the bad picture.
For the stem I added a coordinating napkin.  Once the pumpkin is covered with the napkins add a layer of modge podge over the whole thing.  
Here is a close up of the finished pumpkins.
And here is the finished project on my mantel.
To make the two pumpkins the cost was 5.00 for 3 packs of napkins which I only used 2 napkins from 2 packages and then 2.00 for the two pumpkins. I had the modge podge.  I had bought the 2 wood candlesticks for .99 each at Goodwill.
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DIY Halloween Memory Tree                            Fall Kids Crafts                  Halloween Kids Crafts
I have several more fall ideas on my blog, Second Chance to Dream if you need more inspiration. Thanks again Misty Marie, for inviting me to share on your blog.
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Thanks so much for this fun post Barb! I love it!  I cant wait to try!!!!

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  1. Love! Let's see if I could find the time to try it. :)

  2. super cute idea. i would definitely muff it up though - so not creative.


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