Fall Craft Idea: Chalkboard Pumpkin Disc [WATCH]
For our first fall craft project Katie and I decided to create a chalkboard pumpkin disc. They turned out really neat! We got the idea and bought all of our supplies at Crafts Direct in Waite Park. This was a really easy project that took us about 40 minutes from start to finish. You should allow an additional two to three hours for the glue to set and dry.
Here's what you'll need:
1. 8" birch disc with one side sanded
2. 1" driftwood pieces
3. Orange chalk paint
4. Maple leaf shapes (we used stickers)
5. White chalk marker
6. Clear chalkboard spray
8. Wood glue or E6000 adhesive
9. Paint brush
You'll want to paint your birch disc orange. I chose to leave some of the wood unpainted to give the disc a boarder look. Katie chose to paint right up to the edge of her disc. Be creative and do whatever you like. Once you're done painting let your project dry before moving to the next step. Spray the clear chalkboard spray and let that dry completely.
I bought the disc and the paint at Crafts Direct. You could use your own disc from your yard if you'd like to substitute.
Place your leaves toward the top of the disc where you plan on gluing the drift wood pieces. Your drift wood pieces will act as the pumpkin's stem. Katie and I used wood glue for this step but it might be a better idea to use E6000 Adhesive. Let your project dry before moving on.
This step was a little tricky because I didn't know how to tie bows. Use your raffia-darice to create the bow tie. I decided to tie mine like a shoelace. I trimmed up the ends a bit but you could leave them long if you like that look better. I think it turned out pretty cute. Glue your bow onto the driftwood pieces and let the glue dry.
This step was my favorite. You can write any message that you want. I chose to stick with what Crafts Direct did with their project and write "Hello Fall." You'll want to use your chalk marker for this step. Make sure that your orange paint is completely dry first.