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Our Day of the Dead Party Frame is the perfect photo prop for your Halloween party!
I host an annual Halloween party and this year the theme is Day of the Dead. My friends and I love getting our pictures taken and with all of the cool sugar skull make-up/masks this year Melinda and I wanted to make a fun frame to use as a prop for the party photos.
To create our frame we used:
- Mod Melts
- Mod Podge Collage Clay
- Glow-in-the-Dark Mod Podge
- Mod Podge Silicone Mat
- A large frame
- Plastic skulls
- Wooden plaque
- White paint
The first thing we had to do was update the “Halloween 2012” plaque on the front of the frame so, we painted it with white craft paint and, once that was dry, we covered it with 2 layers of Glow-In-The-Dark Mod Podge. I didn’t even know they made Glow-in-the-Dark Mod Podge before this project and I was really impressed with how brightly it glows! For the lettering we printed out our wording and then placed it under the Mod Podge Silicone Mat. Then, I put a silver Mod Melt in my hot glue gun and traced the letters on to the mat. The Mod Melt hardened in minutes and I was able to peel up the letters. I put one more coat of Glow-in-the-Dark Mod Podge on the plaque and used it as the glue to attach my letters.
We wanted to fancy-up the frame up with some Day of the Dead sugar skulls. I found small plastic skulls and I was able to cut the rounded backs off of them so they would lay flat on the frame. Then I painted them white. After the paint dried I used a black marker to sketch sugar skull designs on them.
I used the Mod Podge Collage Clay to attach the skulls to the frame. It is simple to use, you just create a layer of it and then push your embellishments into it. It does take a few days to fully cure though so keep that in mind (in case you are a procrastinater like me!).
I pressed the skulls into the collage clay and then filled in all of the gaps with colorful flowers. Melinda used hot glue to attach more skulls and flowers to the top corners of the frame.
Once it was all done and everything was dry it was time to test it out!
What do you think? I’m so excited to use it at the party! If you want to see all of our crazy friends hamming it up for the camera make sure you’re following us on Instagram, we’ll post party photos there.
If you liked this project check out what else you can do with Mod Podge Products:
- Plaid Decoden Pinterest Board
- DIY Faux Sugar Skulls with Collage Clay by Mod Podge
- 3 DIY Decoden Cell Phone Cases with Mod Podge + Dollar Store Jewelry
- YouTube – Mod Melt Spider Webs
We wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Plaid Mode Podge and Blueprint Social. Have no fear though, all thoughts and opinions are 100% ours.