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Quote of the day:
“When rungs were missing, I learned to jump.” -William Warfield

Today I found myself stuck in YouTube. Looking at some of my old Halloween favorites. It’s kinda crazy to think a movie can take you back in time. I remember watching Practical Magic, circa 1998 over and over. Hocus Pocus is an all time favorite. I am especially happy right now with ABC Family playing the 13 nights of Halloween. We cook egg sandwiches at night and all watch tv in the kitchen. Kinda like a country cozy moment. It’s sometimes odd to think that I watch the same shows with my own family now. Lil one loves when we all watch movies together!

So earlier today when I STARTED this post I put in Julie and Julia. Almost two hours later I realized I didn’t type anything but I sure finished that dang movie! I remember when Martha Stewart’s The Family Room wrote a post about me.  They compared my “Martha Countdown” to Julie and Julia but with glitter and a glue gun. . Maybe that is why I feel so happy when I watch that movie.

This here is my vision of what a “Charlie Brown” chevron pumpkin would look like. See, when I think of Charlie Brown not only do I think of a chevron pumpkin but I also think of PRIMARY colors. There ya have it Jaderbugs!

My video inspiration comes from this AMAZING video that Sesame Street made. It says it all plus it has a good beat! Enjoy
{{tipyrooo: play the video while sifting through the post, it’s sure to make you tap your foot}}

INGREDIENTS:

*Mod Podge
*Craft Brush
*Tissue Paper
*Pumpkin

P.S. You can click on any of the links (up above) to order these ingredients.

Let’s get started making our chevron pumpkin!

The first thing I do is brush on a little Mod Podge then start placing my tissue squares on top of it. After the tissue is applied I pass my brush over it again, with a little Mod Podge. Remember, if you don’t have the pre cut squares you can use ANY tissue paper you have. I just keep these babies stocked in my studio because they really come in handy. You can get them from Michael’s or any craft store.

Keep in mind that video I posted. When you place the blue tissue over the yellow you will get shades of green. Red and Yellow will give you orange. You could keep going with the colors and get some really beautiful shades like I did HERE.

I went all the way around the top of the pumpkin first with the blue. I continued down with the yellow then red. Notice how I placed the yellow pieces of tissue paper. It’s important you get an organic chevron shape. Be creative too! If you don’t want to do the design have fun with it and make it your own. You will be surprised when you see all of the amazing colors the tissue make once you start layering them.

Gotta run, see ya in the next post!

{p.s.  stay tuned for my string pumpkin and homemade washi tape this week}

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