Thursday, October 17, 2013

Halloween with Mod Podge and Stiffy



Halloween is such a fun time for outdoor decorations and I always enjoy making something new for the front porch.  This year I used Mod Podge, a perfect solution for outdoor decoration and I also used Stiffy Fabric Stiffener
You might be asking what is Mod Podge?  Well, Mod Podge is a waterbase sealer, glue and finish that lets you decoupage for the outdoors



Halloween decorations with Mod Podge and Stiffy using windows

It is hard to get a good picture of a window without a reflection so here is a side view:


The two projects I made using Mod Podge were the window and the BAT letters

Let's start with the window:
You will need:


  • Mod Podge
  • an old window
  • black cardstock
  • silver paint
  • paint brush
  • foam bats
  • Folk Art Paint - black


Step one - trace out the tree on black cardstock

Step two - Cut out the tree, arrange on window, make adjustments if necessary

Step Three- Add silver paint for definition and interest.  I painted on some lines for the trunk and added a knothole or two.

Here is all the silver paint on the cardstock

Step Four - Apply Mod Podge to the cardstock making sure you go past the edges a bit, you want to seal the cardstock from the elements and Mod Podge will do an excellent job for this.  After it was completely tried, I scraped off any excess from the window, leaving just a bit past the edges.

Step Five - More embellishment, I used these great papers for the grass on the window. I cut out a grass shape and then applied it to the bottom of the window just like I did with the black cardstock.


Step Six - Add foam bats, my bats were not quite as black as the cardstock, so I painted them with a coat of black Folk Art paint.




Next project with the Mod Podge is the BAT letters, you will need
  • Mod Podge
  • paint brush
  • assorted scrapbook paper
  • black paint
  • wooden letters
Step One - Paint the background of the letters

Step Two -  Apply paper, I creased the edges of the paper so I knew where to cut.  Apply Mod Podge to the back of the paper and put on the wooden letters

Step Three - Completely seal all the papers with a coat of Mod Podge

Step Four -  Sand the edges of the letters, distress with a bit of ink or stain

Step Five - I added a bit of burlap for a bow and a button


My final project for Halloween was the bow and you will need
  • Stiffy
  • burlap fabric (I bought this on the roll)
  • foam bat
  • wire
  • paint brush
Step One - I painted the Stiffy on the burlap and let dry.



Step Two - Make into a bow, wire, hot glue on a foam bat and attach to window


That is all the elements for my Mod Podge and Stiffy Halloween projects.  To find more ideas head over to Plaid's Facebook page or follow Plaid on Pinterest for inspiration.

This post was sponsored by Mod Podge by Plaid Crafts as part of a Blueprint Social Campaign.


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