Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Chalkboard/Cutting Board Pumpkins

Happy Fall--it is really here.  In typical Montana fashion, we are under a winter storm warning this first week of fall.  That is not stopping me from thinking pumpkins, and leaves turning, apples, and hayrides--oh my!

When I spied Chipping With Charm's little chalkboard pumpkin created with a cutting board, I knew I had to make some too.  
I decided to make mine orange so I added a couple Tbsp. of unsanded grout to a bottle of acrylic craft paint to make chalkboard paint.  I picked up the cutting boards at the thrift store for a dollar or two.

A couple coats of paint and a green painted stem and I have some fun pumpkin chalkboards--perfect for kids or adults.
I love the shape of this guy!
A piece of burlap tied in a knot makes a great eraser.
Easy, and a fun, little fall gift for someone special.

12 comments:

  1. So cute! I like the curvy one too...fun shape!

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  2. Too cute!! LOVE the colored chalkboard paint :)

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  3. Perfectly autumn!! I'd love it if you linked these cuties up to my party that kicked off today: http://www.prodigalpieces.com/2013/09/its-party-time-whats-your-prodigal.html
    Larissa ~ Prodigal Pieces

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  4. Hmmmm, now I want some of each - black and orange. Maybe I should do a ghost white one?

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  5. I love these! What a great idea. What kind of wood did you use? How about posting the patterns so us drawing challenged crafters can make some :)

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  6. LOVE these -- what a great project, yours and chipping with charm!
    I want to know where you found all these boards! :) or wait... did you cut them? I just re-read to see if I missed something. adorable!
    pinning!
    gail

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  7. LOVE these -- what a great project, yours and chipping with charm!
    I want to know where you found all these boards! :) or wait... did you cut them? I just re-read to see if I missed something. adorable!
    pinning!
    gail

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  8. They're adorable! I like the black and the orange! WAIT - you have snow? Yuk! Not looking forward to that, but I hope we have a couple of months still... Julia

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