I have totally been bitten by the crafting bug! I have been having so much fun creating easy and quick fall decorations for the house.
Up next? Chalkboard Pumpkins!
I spied these paper mache pumpkins when I picked up my supplies for the painted pumpkins. I kept thinking about them and what I could do with them.
I could paint them.
I could have the kids paint them.
But I wanted something a little different.
So I broke out the chalkboard paint I had left over from the chalkboard teacher mug I made last year. I knew the kids were gonna love these because they draw their own jack-o-laterns on the pumpkins!
I personally wanted to use it as a countdown to Halloween. Good thing I bought two pumpkins!
- Paper mache pumpkins
- Chalkboard Paint
- Chalkboard Paint Coating
- Gold Acrylic Paint (for stems)
- Paint Brush
When using chalkboard paint, you need to make sure you follow the directions! Apply two coats – one vertically and one horizontally. Dry one hour in between coats. After you have applied the two coats, let the paint cure for at least 24 hours.
After you have let the paint cure, you want to apply the clear chalkboard coating. Again, you will apply two coats – one vertically and one horizontally waiting one hour in between coats. And, you guessed it, let cure for 24 hours.
After you have let the clear coat cure, lightly rub chalk over the surface to condition it. Lastly, paint the stems gold (or leave them!).
Now you are ready to have some fun with it. Get creative and get the kids involved!