Thursday, October 18, 2012

{Wooden Jack O'Lantern}

Hey, y'all!  Today I'm sharing a cute wooden jack o'lantern with you that I originally shared over at Through the Eyes of the Mrs.
I bought a wooden jack o'lantern cut-out from Michaels recently because I knew I'd find something to do with it.  (You would think I had learned about buying stuff I don't necessarily need by now, but what's a girl to do when the nearest craft store is forty-five minutes away?)
When I found some snazzy black and white polka dotted napkins from Walmart, I thought the two were destined for each other.
I traced the cut-out on the back of one of the napkins.  Then I cut out the shape from the napkin.
I painted all the cut-out except for the stem with black acrylic paint.
Then I Mod Podged the napkin onto the wooden cut-out.
I painted the stem with metallic gold paint.  Then I painted a coat of gold glitter over it.  I also painted some clear glitter over the white polka dots.  I covered the back of the cut out with book pages, and now I have a fancy wooden jack o'lantern.
I think the polka dots are a bit unexpected on a jack o'lantern.
And the black and white goes really well with the traditional Halloween orange.  I don't really like gory, scary Halloween, so this little guy is right up my alley.  What type of Halloween decor do you prefer?
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19 comments:

  1. Cute! I like the texture that the napkins left, I definitely like cutesy Halloween like smiling ghosts and pumpkins, not so much scary :) I can't believe that Halloween is already here though!

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  2. I love it! I must be the blogging minority because I LOVE a gory Halloween. Next year's Halloween decor will be EPIC! :)

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  3. I am the same way. I am not a fan of gory scary...I am too much of a baby. BUT this cute black and white pumpkin is perfect.

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  4. AMEN to the problem with craft stores being 45+ minutes away! Loved how you used something from walmart to dress up your baby pumpkin! Another great craft!

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  5. I love it, Bethany! Too cute. And I'm the same way. I buy all kinds of stuff because I plan to figure out a way to use it later. And my nearest store is only like, 15 minutes away ;)

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  6. I love it! Definitely going to go try to find that cut-out at Michael's. I'm your newest follower via GFC and would be so happy if you could visit my blog and return some of the "blog love." Have a great Tuesday!

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  7. Thanks for linking up, Bethany! I don't like scary Halloween stuff either. This is just perfect.

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  8. Hi Bethany, I like your pumpkin, very cute. I also wanted to drop by and let you know I put your link in my post today. It's an Edgar Allen Poe styled dinner party and I sure appreciated your recent post mentioning my wreath. So here's a little blog love back to you. Have a great day,
    Leslie (aka Gwen Moss blog)

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  9. opps, here's the link:
    http://gwenmossblog.blogspot.com/2012/10/be-my-guest.html

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  10. Love when you craft with book pages! Adorable!

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  11. i had no idea you could mod podge a napkin!! i am so excited! there are so many CUTE napkins in the world and i have so many surfaces in my home that need some cuteness :)

    thanks for always inspiring me and encouraging me to try new things!

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  12. Love the polka dots. That pumpkin is so cute!!

    Thanks for sharing at Artsy Corner! Hope to see you again this week :)

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  13. This is super cute. I love the polka dots {and that you added extra glittter to them}. 45 minutes to the nearest craft store?! I might go insane.

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  14. Hi, Bethany! I prefer cutesy stuff too like this little guy! No scary decor in my house! It was so nice to come over for a visit today. =)

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  15. what a fun decoupage project!

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  16. I miss you!! We haven't spoken in like it seems forever!!

    I LOVE the jack-o-lantern! Sooo cool!

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  17. Hi, Bethany

    This looks great and a great way of decorating a Jack-O-Lantern. Have a great week.

    Hugs,

    Vanessa

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  18. WOW, I absolutely love this wooden pumpkin. I like how by painting the wood black (first) the white polka dots have more dimension to them!

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