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Pumpkin and Skull Diorama

Transform foam pumpkins into a spooky diorama filled with Halloween haunts.

At a Glance:

#4567 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Acrylic Paint Logo
  • Extreme Glitter Logo
  • Mod Podge Logo
  • Mod Podge Finishes and Formulas Logo
supplies

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Pumpkin, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.59
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ - Gold, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $2.59
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ - Peridot, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $2.59
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ - Orange, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $2.59 $1.45
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Pure Black, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.59
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Metallics - Peridot, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $2.59
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Metallics - Inca Gold, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $2.59
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Mod Podge ® Matte, 16 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $10.39
Item available exclusively at Walmart
instructions

Other Supplies

Foam pumpkin, Craft knife, Foam paintbrush, Old book pages, Papier-mâché skull, Mini pumpkins, Hot glue, Cheesecloth, Moss,

Instructions


1. Using a craft knife, cut a hole in the pumpkin that is large enough for your diorama design.  Paint the inside with Pure Black paint.

2. Apply old book pages to the pumpkin with Mod Podge. Coat the back of the paper with Mod Podge Gloss, position onto the pumpkin, smooth with your fingers. Wait 15 minutes and top-coat with a layer of Mod Podge Matte.

3. Paint the stem with Metallic Peridot paint and Inca Gold Paint.  Top-coat with Extreme Glitter Peridot and Gold.

4. Paint the skull with Inca Gold paint and top-coat with Extreme Glitter Gold. Paint the mini pumpkins with the Pumpkin color paint and top-coat with Orange Extreme Glitter.

5. Hot glue cheesecloth along the inside back of the pumpkin. Hot glue moss to the inside base of the pumpkin and around the outer edge.  Hot glue the skull and pumpkins inside the pumpkin.  Press thumbtacks into the outside of the pumpkin.

PROJECT TIP: When using Extreme Glitter make sure you base-coat the item with a similar pigment paint.

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.

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