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Glow in the Dark Halloween Skull Sneakers

Original Project Design by Modern Surrealist Marisa Pawelko

Make a statement this Halloween by “upcycling” a basic pair of black tennis shoes! You still have plenty of time to whip up this simple but impressive Halloween project!

It’s so easy to do! Here’s all you need:

Black Tennis Shoes
PLAID Folk Art Extreme Glitter in Silver, Black and Red
Marvy Uchida Deco Fabric Marker in White
Ad Tech Low Temp Mini Glue Gun
Ad Tech Multi Temp Mini Size Glow in the Dark Glue Sticks
Fine tip and medium size paint brushes


Use Deco Fabric Marker to freehand white skulls and bones outlines  onto sneakers

Go over the white marker lines with a layer of Ad Tech Glow in the Dark Hot Glue

Fill in the areas of blank canvas sneakers with PLAID Folk Art Extreme Glitter
 Let dry and you’re done!!!

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CHA Tools: Hot Glue Gun Helpers

One of the most exciting and innovative products to come out of CHA are the Hot Glue Gun Helpers by Plaid. Designed by superstar crafter and Creative Juice co-stars Cathie Filan and Steve Piacenza, the Hot Glue Gun Helpers are silicone tools with a spark of genius!

These tools, rated up to 600 degrees, are for use with the glue gun you already have. If you are like me you have burned your fingers multiple times using hot glue – pressing a ribbon into place or gluing a small object on a project. Just dripping a splotch of glue onto your workspace can be a big headache!

The Glue Gun Helpers change all that. Listen to Cathie as she gives us her Glue Gun Helper pitch… personally, I can’t wait to try it out for myself! And did you hear the price? All for under $20?! I think the Mat alone is worth that! Cool right?

Visit Cathie’s blog to see more about these amazing tools!

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