Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Fall Pumpkin

A super cute, super EASY way to give your home that extra special, personal touch.... 
Chalkboard Message Pumpkin. 

Here's How:

1. Wash your pumpkin and let dry.
{I used dish soap and a wet paper towel. I did not submerge the pumpkin in water.}

2. Cut out a template the shape you want your message board to be.
{I found this label template HERE. After printing it and cutting it out, I taped it on my pumpkin.}

3. Trace around your template.

4. Paint with Chalkboard paint.

5. Do steps 1 through 4 as many times as you want!

6. When your chalkboard paint is dry, message away!

{'Boo!' was on our front porch for the Tricker-Treaters!}

{'Welcome' your guests in such a fun way!}

{'Give Thanks' is a perfect saying for the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday!}

{Home Sweet Home}        {We made one 'Get Well' Pumpkin to give as a gift.}

Here's a few tips:
- When changing your message, wipe lightly. If you rub hard, you run the risk of the chalkboard paint coming off. 
- Pick out smooth pumpkins. The more the ridges, the harder it is to write on the chalkboard.
- If your pumpkins are staying indoors, be mindful of where you set them. If they are on a wood surface, I suggest placing something to protect your wood under the pumpkin.
- Read your chalkboard paint instructions on the length of time to allow your paint to dry before writing on it. I waited 24 hours.
- You can paint your message board without using a template.
{Although the traced template line made painting with chalkboard paint easy.}


  1. Very cute idea! You could even use tiny ones as place cards at the table for Thanksgiving!

    1. Cute idea!!! The possibilities are endless. I'm always looking for things to paint with chalkboard paint!!!