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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Chalkboard Pumpkin Decor

As the world goes pumpkin crazy, let us join in the madness.

I love doing craft projects, but I hate spending money on them. This craft only requires four supplies.

chalkboard paint
hot glue gun

First draw yourself a lovely pumpkin on the cardboard. My first pumpkin outline looked like a squashy derriere so I tried again. 

Cut out your lovely pumpkin.

Paint your pumpkin with a coat (or two) of chalkboard paint. Make sure it dries completely.

I made a mini pumpkin too!

To make your pumpkin self-supporting, cut out a square of cardboard and bend it in half. Work the crease back and forth until it stays bent. 

You could paint the back if it will be visible in your arrangement. 

Glue your stand to the back of the pumpkin.

Now for the fun part. To season your chalkboard paint, scribble like a child all over the painted surface.

With your hand, smooth the scribbles until the painted surface is smooth and chalky.

You're done! Write your autumnal message and enjoy being thrifty. Wouldn't this be a fun accent on a wreath?? The little pumpkin would make a cute place card or a buffet sign at Thanksgiving dinner.


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  1. Hi! I just wanted to let you know that I really enjoy your blog! I added your button to my list of top blogs to read on my blog!

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    1. Thank you, Helen! Wow, I really appreciate it. :)

  2. great way to recycle, and festive too. hugs, jen

  3. Amazing. When I saw the first photo I totally thought you had bought a 3-D pumpkin and painted it with chalkboard paint. Then I find out it's made out of cardboard??? It looks so cute.

    If you get a chance come link up at my Pin Party.

  4. This is such a great idea.... May have to steal it from you! Looks fabulous on your shelf with your vintage mason jars!!
    You are so talented!

    1. Thanks, Crystelle! I don't have a mantel, so that shelf has to suffice. :)

  5. Simple, inexpensive, cute and quick! My kind of project! Nice job!

  6. These turned out so adorable. What a simple yet cute idea and the best thing is I have all the supplies! Visiting from Tuesdays with Tori.

  7. Very cute idea. Love the chalkboard pumpkins.

  8. Very cute and so easy to do! Thanks for sharing :)

  9. Sometimes it is the simple things that are so smart! Great idea!

    Take care,


  10. Very cute! My son would love to have a few of these around to write on. I love this idea.
    Thanks for sharing this!

  11. Cardboard? How smart are you! Looks great up on your shelf there with all you blue jars.

  12. Such a great idea! And cardboard? Way easier to cut than wood! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party!

  13. How brilliant! I love this. I did this with a sheet of labels but hadn't thought of cardboard. Great idea. I hope you will link this up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party if you haven't already.

  14. Great idea-- my daughter would love this! Thanks for sharing at Pin It Thursday!

  15. Great use of items around the house and super cute! LOVE!!

    Thanks for linking up with us this weekend @ Keep Calm & Link Up! We're thrilled you chose to party with us again!
    xo, Meredith @

  16. I love it! So simple but so cute! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  17. Love that it has everything I have laying around already!! Thanks for sharing at Tuesdays with Tori!!


  18. Adorable! You should enter your photos from this project into Craftbaby's Halloween Decor Challenge! :)



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