Can you feel it? Fall is almost here! With the return of Pumpkin Spice Lattes, I’m now ready for autumn crafts and Halloween decor. This is my absolute favorite time of the year and I’m excited to start adorning my home with all things pumpkin. Today, I’m going to share a quick Halloween pumpkin idea with you. These chalkboard paper mache pumpkin decorations are a great way to dress up your front porch or a Halloween mantle!
Supplies needed to make your own chalkboard pumpkin decorations:
- Paper Mache Pumpkins
- Chalkboard Spray Paint (to purchase, contact our the ConsumerCrafts customer service dept. at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-888-552-7238 and ask for item # SW00807)
- Chevron Ribbon
Lightly spray pumpkins with 2-3 coats of chalkboard spray paint, making sure each coat dries before applying the next. They key to avoiding drips when spray painting, is to apply light coats and lots of patience. Sometimes I try to spray as much as possible to cover a bigger surface, but it never ends well. I allowed my final coat to dry overnight before working with them.
Once the spray paint is completely dry, season your surface by rubbing chalk all over your new DIY pumpkin decorations. Wipe the chalk off and you’re ready to “decorate” them with spooky sayings or decorative designs.
I added this cute black and white chevron ribbon to embellish them a little and added chalk in between the lines of the pumpkins. I think it adds a nice touch and matches my black and white Halloween decor perfectly!
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Crystal is the crafter and writer behind apumpkinandaprincess.com. She’s a wife, SAHM and crafty blogger who spends most of her days trying to balance all three roles while still squeezing in time for crafting. She enjoys creating on a budget and taking something from blah to fabulous with quick and easy tutorials. She is passionate about living a creative lifestyle and loves sharing a variety of DIY projects, paper crafts, and recipes.