Terrorific Tuesday!

October 6, 2009 at 11:49 pm 11 comments

GRASONVILLE, MDLate Tuesday night – Here’s our spooky project for Terrorific Tuesday hosted by our friend and recent Inspired at Home Radio guest Alexa Westerfield.


Halloween Treat Bowl
by Heidi Borchers for www.inspiredathome.com

Transform a plain bowl into a Halloween treat bowl!

Aleene’s® Paper Applique Glue®
Tissue paper: white, yellow, orange, light green
Clear glass bowl
Paint brush – flat
Orange paper shreds
Metallic star confetti


Transfer patterns to tissue paper and cut 1 white tip, 1 yellow center, and 1 orange base for each piece of candy corn. Working over small area at a time, brush coat of glue on inside of bowl in desired position. Press tissue paper pieces into glue to form 1 piece of candy corn. Brush coat of glue on top of tissue paper pieces, pressing out any air bubbles with fingers or wet brush. Repeat to apply tissue paper pieces for additional candy corn designs. Apply glue to  inside of bowl and press paper shreds and star confetti into glue.

Tear light green tissue paper into random pieces. Crumple each paper piece and then flatten it, leaving some wrinkles. Working over small area at a time, brush coat of glue on inside of bowl in desired area. Press 1 tissue paper piece into glue-coered area. Brush coat of glue on top of paper, wrinkling paper to add texture. In same manner, apply additional paper pieces, overlapping them for added dimension, until you reach desired effect. Let dry.

Heidi’s designer tip: This tissue paper layering technique works best when you keep the surface moist with glue. Any time the brush starts to tear the tissue or feels like it’s sticking, just dip it in and apply more glue. Don’t overdo it with the glue, just keep the surface moist until the final piece of tissue is applied.



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11 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Eileen  |  October 8, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    love the bowl, Heidi! Looks great!

  • 2. Margot  |  October 13, 2009 at 9:38 am

    This is adorable!

  • 3. salty » Terrorific Tuesday!  |  October 13, 2009 at 10:02 am

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  • 4. Candace J  |  October 13, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    I love it, Heidi! You are so awesome!

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  • 6. Kat, the Fearless Crafter  |  October 13, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    LOVE IT! Good to know that confetti can be used too.

  • 7. Donna  |  October 13, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    Yay,I love candy corn decorations and stuff!
    This turned out really neat.
    Thanks for the pattern!

  • 8. shannon  |  October 13, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    This is fantastic! I love the candy corns. We really need a designated treat bowl at our house…

  • 9. pattiewack  |  October 13, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    Wow, how cute! This really brought back some crazy reverse collage memories back to me. Keep those fun ideas coming!

  • 10. Melissa J. Lee  |  October 14, 2009 at 12:18 am

    Oh, what a nice way to dress up a plain bowl for the holiday – I love the colorful candy corn motif!

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