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Thanksgiving Table Decoration

Project Description: Make your own Faux Fall decorations with Grafix Clear-Lay Film.

Designed by: Karenliz Henderson

Difficulty: Easy


  • Grafix Clear Clear-Lay Film
  • Black Sharpie Fine Point
  • Leaf Template
  • Scissors
  • Ranger Alcohol Inks – Red Pepper, Butterscotch, Sunshine Yellow, Sunset Orange
  • Embossing Heat Tool
  • Papier Mache Pumpkin
  • White Acrylic Paint
  • Flameless LED Waxed Votive
  • Glass Candle Holder
  • X-Acto Knife
  • Faux Foliage
  • E6000 Glue
  • Hemp Twine

Steps to Make This:

  1. Place the Grafix Clear Clear-Lay Film on top of the leaf template and trace 4 copies of leaves with the black Sharpie. (The black Sharpie lines will disappear with the alcohol inks.)
  2. Then cut out the traced leaves.
  3. Add a few drops of the listed above alcohol inks to the leaves. Wait for the ink to dry then add a few more drops as desired.
  4. In a well-ventilated area after the inks have dried, take your embossing tool and heat the leaves. (The Clear-Lay Film softens so you can mold and shape your leaves.)
  5. Paint the Papier Mache pumpkin white and let dry.
  6. Measure the diameter of your candle holder and make a template to trace a hole on the pumpkin.
  7. Cut your template inside the lines. Better to be smaller than too large for the candle holder.
  8. Remove the stem of the pumpkin, if there is one.
  9. Trace the template on the pumpkin and use an X-Acto knife to cut out the hole, adjust the hole size if need be.
  10. Glue the candle holder in with E-6000 glue. (You can use any glue that will work with plastics and glass. Grafix has a Grafix Glue Reference Chart to help you choose your glue.)
  11. When the glue dries, wrap the twine around the candle holder.
  12. Use the E-60000 glue to hide any holes or accidental cuts in the pumpkin.
  13. Glue the foliage onto the pumpkin and add the Clear-Lay Film leaves on the pumpkin, then let dry.
  14. Add your candle and now you have a gorgeous decoration for your table!
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