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How to Tuesday: Chalkboard Jack-O-Lanterns

Not feeling the usual carved pumpkins this year? Try something different, and make these cool Chalkboard Jack-O-Lanterns!

How to Tuesday: Chalkboard Jack-O-Lanterns

You’ll Need:

  • Pumpkins! I used mini-pumpkins, but a full sized one would work just as well!
  • Chalkboard Spray Paint
  • Masking Tape or Painter’s Tape.
  • Newspaper

How to Tuesday: Chalkboard Jack-O-Lanterns

1. Use the Masking Tape to cover the stems. As you can see in the photo below, this is a great way to use pumpkins that aren’t as pretty as the rest, though you’ll want a smooth surface to make it easy to write and draw on.

How to Tuesday: Chalkboard Jack-O-Lanterns

How to Tuesday: Chalkboard Jack-O-Lanterns

2. Spray Paint! Follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Mine called for 2 coats, then letting them dry for 24 hours.

How to Tuesday: Chalkboard Jack-O-Lanterns

3. Remove the tape when the spray paint is dry, then embellish & decorate your cool Jack-O-Lanterns with chalk!  That’s it!

How to Tuesday: Chalkboard Jack-O-Lanterns

How to Tuesday: Chalkboard Jack-O-Lanterns

Draw faces, write messages, or add your initial for a cool monogram. Best of all, if you mess up or don’t like what you’ve drawn, you can just erase and start over!!

How to Tuesday: Chalkboard Jack-O-Lanterns

Have fun! Let me know in the comments if you try out this fun DIY.

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