Black Funkins

September 26, 2009

Here is another example of how to use a Funkin. I purchased a flat, black spray paint at Lowe’s and covered the entire body of the Funkin first. Make sure to wear gloves and do this step outside. Then after the black paint has dried, I applied craft glue to the stem and sprinkled green […]

Swarovski Crystal Encrusted Funkin

September 27, 2009

Here I used Swarovski Crystals with the aid of a Hot-Fix tool to apply then to the Funkin. This application is a little tricky and requires some trial and error. When applying the crystals you need to only momentarily press it onto the funkin and immediately lift up on the Hot-Fox wand. The glue on […]

Glittered Funkins

September 25, 2009

Here is one example of how to decorate Funkins. I purchased the glitter from Art Glitter in a myriad of colors. To create these, you can either use a simple craft glue or sprayable tack material which are both readily available at most craft stores or even Lowe’s. Do the main body color first and […]

Funkin Autumn Beverage Idea

October 17, 2011

Looking for a creative way to offer ice cold beverages on your buffet or table? Why not use a funkin to do so. Here I have hollowed out the top of a pilgrim funkin, as it does not have a hole at the bottom. These are sealed all the way around, so they will not […]

Christmas Funkin

December 8, 2009

Here I took a Funkin kettle gourd and painted with with a Christmas theme. Star cutouts add some visual interest and allow you to light it with a battery-operated flame to make it pop

Gilt Funkin

November 16, 2009

Here I gilded a funkin for Thanksgiving. This craft was easy and it provides a lot of wow factor with minimal effort. My daughter and I did this together and it turned into a fun family craft. I used Gold Leaf, sizing and finshing spray from Houston Art/Mona Lisa Products. I found these at Michaels. […]

Stenciled Funkins

October 22, 2009

To continue with the numerous ideas for Funkins, here they have been stenciled.