Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Mod-Podged Trick or Treat Bucket

I have a little girl that absolutely adores Halloween, so when I got the chance to try out some new Mod Podge products, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.  I wanted to make my sweet girl her very own Trick or Treat bucket...a one of a kind bucket for a one of a kind girl.  

Mod Podge offers such an amazing array of products, but I really wanted to try their Glow-In-The-Dark Formula.  I knew it would be perfect for trick or treating on Halloween night.  What a fun way to keep your kiddos safe when it's dark outside!

I started with a paint bucket that I purchased at my local home improvement store for $4. Then I found some 12 X 12 scrapbook paper that fit her costume this year...a black cat.  I cut each piece 12 X 7 1/2 inches.

I held one of the pieces of paper up against the bucket and cut holes out for the handle.  Then I painted on a thin coat of the Gloss Mod Podge.  I didn't use the Glow-In-The-Dark formula for this, because I only needed to "glue" the paper to the bucket.

I placed the paper on the bucket then used the Mod Podge Squeegee to smooth the paper down and push out any wrinkles or bubbles.  This tool is a huge help, especially if you don't want to get your fingers sticky.  After each use, I wash mine with soap and water.

After you get the first piece of paper glued down, simply repeat the process with the second piece of paper.  At this point your bucket will be totally covered.

Now comes the fun part! I cut a cute little paper doll dressed as a black cat for my bucket.  You could add anything here for embellishment...monsters, vampires, Starwars characters, etc.  You can decorate your bucket with stickers, cut pages from books, or let your children draw something on their buckets.

I also added a little extra bling to our bucket.  I used one of the Podgeable Shapes to make a little pumpkin bucket for our black cat girl.  Then, I painted the cat suit with Extreme Glitter in Black from Folk Art, wrapped a feather boa around the handle, and finally finished each side off with big orange satin bows...very blingy indead!

The last thing I did was really fun.  I paint the entire surface with the Mod Podge Glow-In-The-Dark Fluorescent formula!  I went with 3 coats to be sure to get the best effect, and we love it!

My only regret is that the Glow-In-The-Dark formula doesn't photograph well in the dark.  I tried my camera on every single setting, but it was a no go.  I can promise you though, the effect is sooo cool.  Kate keeps taking her bucket in her closet to see.

It's not quite time for Trick or Treating, but she is absolutely ready to go!

If you have been afraid to try Mod Podge, please take the leap...you will love it!  There are so many fabulous formulas, and I cannot wait to use them all and share with you!

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Happy Halloween Y'all!

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