This sweet and spooky owl was easy to make with a little help from Mod Podge.
I always have quite a few foam pumpkins laying around. I know that sounds weird but I can't help myself, every time I run to the dollar store, I grab a few. You never know when the kids will want to get crafty for the holidays or when you just need one - right? Sweet Girl and I actually used one for a bird project at her school that had nothing to do with Halloween. I'm telling you these pumpkins come in handy. They are especially useful when you have a bunch of great crafting supplies from Mod Podge show up at your door.
Here are the products I chose to use for this owl:
1 Foam Pumpkin
1 owl template
Mod Podge Collage Clay
Mod Podge Silicone Craft Mat
Folk Art Multi-Surface Paint in Black
(There is a bottle of glitter paint in this picture but I ended up not using it.)
The first thing I did was heat up my glue gun, the Mod Melts are actually made to be used in the glue gun. I placed the template under the silicone mat and then traced the pattern onto the mat with the yellow Mod Melt.
Once this dries and harden it just lifts right off the mat.
Then I went a head and added the Mod Podge Collage Clay to a cup and tinted it with the black Folk Art paint. Then I just used the foam brush to paint the pumpkin.
This Clay has a great texture to it so I did not want to be smooth and flat on the pumpkin. I used the foam brush to add some wisps - like feathers.
Then you simply place the face on your pumpkin. No need to glue it. Just push everything into place and it will all dry together nicely.
This cute little guy was hanging out in the wine bar - protecting our Bota Boxes.
Until I found him a better home with his friends.
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