Introduction: Halloween Countdown Pumpkin

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Halloween is just around the corner, so here is a fun craft to count down the days with!

If you'd like to see this project in video form, please click the video above.

Supplies you'll need:

  • a fake pumpkin
  • chalkboard paint
  • acrylic paint
  • large & small paintbrushes
  • chalk
  • pencil

Step 1: Paint the Chalkboard Paint On

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Use a pencil to sketch an outline of where you want the chalkboard paint. Then, fill this area in with chalkboard paint.

Two coats is best, but be sure to wait an hour between coats.

Step 2: Add the Lettering and Border

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Using the acrylic paint, add a border all the way around the chalkboard paint.

Next, use the pencil to sketch the words "days until Halloween", and fill them in with paint.

If you made any mistakes, use the chalkboard paint to clean up the edges.

Step 3: That's It!

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Once the paint is all dry, you're done!

Use the chalk to write the number of days until Halloween.

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sarahndipity (author)2015-10-16

Thank you!

romanursuhack (author)2015-10-11

great ideaa!!! Nice work!!

Thank you!!

m3harri (author)2015-10-10

Why not a living pumpkin?

sarahndipity (author)m3harri2015-10-10

You could definitely try using a living pumpkin. I haven't tried it - so I'm not sure how well the "chalkboard" would hold up, and if the pumpkin is outside and it freezes, I think the paint may get ruined.

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2015-10-10

Great idea.

Thank you!

Erika021084 (author)2015-10-09

Cool idea!!! Doing one as we speak!

sarahndipity (author)Erika0210842015-10-10

Thank you! That's great to hear!

Signready (author)2015-10-09

Love this. I am buying one tonight for my boy. he has been asking the days left since early September.

sarahndipity (author)Signready2015-10-10

Aw, that's great! Hope he enjoys it. Thank you!

About This Instructable




Bio: Hi, I'm Sarah! I love to create things - paper crafts, hand lettering, holiday crafts, fabric dyeing, polymer clay and more.
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