Sparkling Glitter Bat DIY Excerpted from Pumpkins and Party Themes by Roxanne Rhoads #NoCarvePumpkins #DIYHalloween

What You’ll Need:

Mini Pumpkins 

Black Spray Paint

Latex or Nitrile Gloves

Modge Podge

Black Glitter 

Foam Brush

Thick Black Craft Paper or Black Cardstock


Push Pins or Sewing Pins

How to Make It:

Spray paint your pumpkins black. 

Make sure you are in a well-ventilated area and that your work station is covered so you don’t get overspray everywhere. I paint outside then bring the items in to dry.

Wear latex or nitrile gloves to avoid getting paint on your hands.

You’ll probably need at least two coats to completely cover each pumpkin.

While pumpkins are drying trace and cut out your bat wings and ears. Fold spots indicated by dotted lines.

Once your pumpkins are completely dry you can start adding glitter.

Grab your Mod Podge and a foam paintbrush. 

Coat the areas of your pumpkin you want to cover in glitter with Mod Podge.

Shake glitter onto the Mod Podge areas.

Shake off excess glitter onto a piece of paper. 

If you have bare spots, add more mod podge and glitter, shake off excess glitter. 

Repeat until your pumpkins are coated to your satisfaction. Place them somewhere to dry overnight.

Do the same with the bat wings and ears. Patterns for ears and wings can be found in the back of the book.

Once everything is dry attach ears and wings with sewing pins or small push pins.


50 DIY Designs to Bring Your Halloween Extravaganza to Life

Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Skyhorse 
Release Date: August 25, 2020
ISBN-10: 1510751165
ISBN-13: 978-1510751163

Book Description:

Bring your Halloween party theme to life with these quick tips and tricks!

Pumpkins and Party Themes features ten unique party themes with five do-it-yourself pumpkin designs for each theme. The pumpkin projects have a variety of decorating ideas that include carving, painting, and mixed media craftiness and easy-to-follow steps on each creation. Author Roxanne Rhoads also includes quick ideas on how to bring the theme to life through décor, costumes, and activities. These fun party themes range from gothic elegance to Edgar Allan Poe, under the sea, let's get literary, and more!

With beautiful full-color images to illustrate the tools needed, steps to follow, and final products, this book makes for the perfect gift for Halloween enthusiasts and party hosts alike!

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