The Holidays are in full bloom! Halloween just flew by and before we know it Thanksgiving will be here, then Christmas. It is such a wonderful time of year! I was at JoAnn’s and everything from Halloween was on sale, so I grabbed some Craft Essentials Paper Mache Assortment Pumpkins. This pack had various types of pumpkins and gourds! I though what a score! I can use these for Thanksgiving.
What you will need:
- Paper Mache pumpkins and/or gourds
- Modge Podge
- Sponge Applicator
- Food Coloring
- Small Mixing bowl
The first thing I did was add some Modge Podge to a bowl. Then, I added glitter. Mix the glitter and modge podge together. Keep adding glitter to your desired liking. Next, I added some foods coloring. There is no exact measurement, but if it starts to clump, do not add anymore. The mixture should be runny. I think by adding the food color instead of paint it gave the paper mache assortment a glass like look!
Now, it’s time to add mixture to the Paper Mache assortment. Just use your sponge brush and brush a little on at a time. I added more of the glitter mixtures in some areas to create contrast. On a few of the pumpkins and gourds I added extra glitter after applying the mixture.
On each of the Paper Mache pieces there was a little extra piece at the top, resembling a candle wick….this gave me something to hold onto when brushing the mixture on. Once, I was finished adding the glitter mixture, I felt it wasn’t need so I cut them off.
Then, we placed them in a few different places.
Hope I have given you some inspiration to add glitter to something in your home. This process can be used on so many different things.