Hi All! Today’s fun project is how to make a chalkboard pumpkin from a cutting board. Simple project and, will be the last of my fall projects for the year. It’s past time to get started on some Christmas projects. I seem to be always running behind.
This cutting board has been sitting in my thrifty finds stash for a while now. Like the metal tray in one of my previous post. I’m trying to get my closet full of thrifty finds cleared out, and this little cutting board was perfect for a pumpkin project.
I wanted to do something a little different from all the other pumpkin cutting board, or cutting board chalkboards. So, I combined them both into a chalkboard pumpkin.
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Supply List for Pumpkin Chalkboard
Pumpkin chalk paint
Truffle chalk paint
Cadmium Orange acrylic paint
Burnt Umber acrylic paint
Moss metal patina
Diy Chalkboard Pumpkin from a Cutting Board
To start I cleaned the cutting board, then gave it two coats of pumpkin chalk paint. I love chalk paint because it sticks to pretty much anything without any prep work. I found this pumpkin color at Walmart.
Next, I paint the stem with two coats of truffle chalk paint.
To make this cutting board pumpkin into a chalkboard as well. I drew an oblong circle in the center of the cutting board.
Then filled that area in with three coats of chalkboard paint. Letting each coat dry thoroughly.
Using cadmium orange acrylic paint I floated around the edges of the pumpkin.
For the stem I used burnt umber to float around the edges, and added a few lines down the stem.
Annealed wire was used to make a tendril by wrapping it around the end of a paint brush to form a coil. I used a Q-tip to add some Moss metal patina giving the tendril a green color.
The tendril was attached to the chalkboard pumpkin with my heavy duty stapler.
The chalkboard area was seasoned by laying a piece of chalk on it’s side and coloring in that area with the chalk.
Then wiping it off.
To finished it off I tied a stripe of fabric around the stem over the tendril.
That is how to make a chalkboard pumpkin from a cutting board. Easy peasy!
Cutting boards are something that you can find at thrift stores pretty regularly. So, I hope that my chalk board pumpkin has inspired you to grab a cutting board and give it a new lease in life. And please share below your ideas, for repurposing old cutting boards.
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