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.
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.