By Candie Cooper – See more of Candie’s crafts on her blog, Candie Cooper’s
When the Frost is On the Punkin' by
James Whitcomb Riley was my inspiration for creating these little pumpkins.
See the glittery frost?
They light up too! With all the
frosty mornings, the glow is sure to warm you up!
These are the basic supplies: Mod
Podge gloss, tissue paper, clear jar (plastic will also work), paint brush,
tiny battery operated light, and tissue paper in orange and green. By the
way, the dollar store has several glass dishes with lids.
Tear the paper into small pieces.
Paint the Mod Podge onto the jar and
put a layer of tissue paper down as you go. Seal each layer with Mod
Podge as you go. Repeat with the green around the top.
Optionally, you can add some wire and
beads for vines. Wrap green wire around the top and leave 5 inch tails on
both sides. To curl the tails, wrap the wire around a pencil, twisting
and twirling as you go. You can add beads in between curls. Ribbon
and raffia would also look good tied around the top.
Frost the pumpkins by painting Mod
Podge around the top and shaking glitter on top. Love that sparkle!
Drop a battery operated tea light in
the bottom and replace the lid. A group of these would look pretty on a
mantel or in the center of the Thanksgiving table.
Fun in the daytime!
Magical at night!
*Just to be on the safe side, it is recommended not to leave these unattended