Glow in the Dark Crown #ad #plaidcrafts #modpodge #decoden

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I created these glow in the dark crowns for Halloween and wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Mod Podge/Plaid and Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own (and so are those fun crowns!).

Are you ready for Halloween? I know I am. My girls are all about dressing up, so sometimes it seems like every day is Halloween--only without the candy. Not surprisingly, my twin 3 year olds are going to trick-or-treat as princesses, but princess-dom is an everyday occurrence. So I searched for a way to make the dress up experience special for Halloween--and I made super special glow-in-the-dark crowns with products from Mod Podge--especially their Glow-in-the-Dark Mod Podge, which I had never tried before!

Glow in the Dark Mod Podge is basically gloss mod podge, but it has a special glow-in-the-dark formula that gets stronger with every layer you add.

Here's what you need to make your special glow-in-the-dark crown:

foam sheets in the color of your choice
card stock (optional)
narrow elastic
Mod Podge  silicone craft mat (optional, but keeps your workspace clear of mod podge and paint!)
Mod Podge Mod Melts (I used milk glass and yellow and pink from the neon collection)
Mod Podge Mod Molds (I used the ornaments, flowers, and nature molds)
Hot Glue Gun(s)--I have a mini gun dedicated to mod melts, and a big one for glue
Hot glue sticks
Paint, glitter, and anything else you might want to use to decorate your mod melts--I used Folk Art multi-surfacce craft paint, Mod Podge Podgeable Glitter, Mod Podge Drizzle Paint, and nail polish.

First, take your Mod Melts and melt them in your glue gun. Place them in the molds of your choice and allow to cool to make your custom cabochons for your crowns.

Then, you want to put glow-in-the-dark Mod Podge on some (or all!) or your cabochons. I used the glow in the dark Mod Podge to adhere my Podgeable Glitter, allowed it to dry, added another coat of Mod Podge  and glitter, and then made sure the glitter didn't come off by adding another coat of glow-in-the-dark Mod Podge (which also helps it glow). On other cabochons, I just put 3-4 coats of glow-in-the-dark Mod Podge to make the glow as strong as possible.

Next, you want to prep the crown. Take a piece of foam and fold it in half. Trace a crown shape with the fold on the bottom and cut it out.

If you want a band at the bottom, add a folded piece of card stock at the bottom of the crown. You can adhere it with Mod Podge or hot glue. And then add several coats of glow-in-the-dark Mod Podge to the band so that it will glow in the dark.

Then, take all of your favorite cabochons and arrange them as you like.

Then, hot glue all the cabochons down. I would suggest that if you have a glow-in-the-dark band, then glue non-glowing cabochons on it so that you have a silhouette of the cabochon in the dark.

Once you have everything glued down, use hot glue to attach your elastic, using your child to gauge the size.

Be sure to charge your crown in the light before checking out how much it glows on Halloween night!!

Want more inspiration from Plaid and Mod Podge? Check out these sites:

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Plaid’s YouTube channel features videos with product demonstration, special seasonal projects and ideas from top Craft Experts.
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And check out these fun decoden projects and info!

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I created these glow in the dark crowns for Halloween and wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Mod Podge/Plaid and Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own (and so are those fun crowns!).

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