This is a sponsored post for Mod Podge about Halloween Mod Podge crafts. I was provided product and compensation, but opinions are my own.
By now, you know I have an macabre fascination with Halloween.
So, when Mod Podge asked me to create a Halloween craft using its outdoor waterbase sealer, glue and finish, I couldn’t say no.
I decided to make a 3D Cabinet of Curiosities sign to showcase some macabre collections.
Because it’s sealed with outdoor Mod Podge, I hung the cabinet of curiosities beside the door. I think it looks like a sign outside of a strange shop. (Like maybe something out of Charmed or Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Stephen King’s Needful Things.)
This was such a fun project to make.
I started out with a plain wooden shadowbox and wood plaque from the craft store. I painted both a charcoal gray color. I didn’t even bother painting the interior of the shadowbox because I knew I would be decoupaging over it with spooky Halloween scrapbook papers.
I used the Halloween scrapbook paper like wallpaper in the back of the shadowbox. Just spread a thin layer of outdoor Mod Podge on the back, then place your paper in the shadowbox. Smooth to remove any air bubbles. Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge to the top of the paper, as well, and let dry. Apply additional coats as necessary.
I also covered the plaque with scrapbook paper, then added the word “Curiosities,” which I cut out in a spooky font using my Silhouette die-cutting machine.
Next comes the really fun part: making the actual curiosities to display in the cabinet.
I created a scary amulet by decoupaging a spider on a frame locket.
And I turned two little bottles into potion vials by adding poison labels to them.
I used Mod Podge outdoor formula to glue the labels to the bottle and to seal them.
I filled the other compartments with plastic hand bones…
…and a tiny crow and some black-and-white game pieces.
I used eye hooks and a small chain to hang the curiosities sign from the cabinet.
Pretty spooky, huh?
I should mention that I sealed the entire cabinet with several coats of Mod Podge Outdoor since this is hanging outside, uncovered, on my back porch.
For more ideas for using Mod Podge Outdoor, check out these other bloggers’ Halloween Mod Podge crafts.
And be sure to check back tomorrow, when I’ll be joining five other bloggers for a Halloween No-Sew Decorating Showcase.
I’ll be showing you how to make a Burlap Witches Hat Barbed Wire Wreath.
I used Stiffy, another great product from Plaid, to make these cute witches hats.
If you haven’t checked out my gothic and spooky Halloween home tour, you absolutely must.
You’re in for the fright of your llfe!