Saturday, October 9, 2010

At it again

Uh oh, I've been at it again...I got the chalk board paint open :) :) :)!!!!

I am not even exaggerating when I tell you, that when ever I open the can of chalkboard paint, I literally walk around my house to see what else I can paint with chalkboard paint. This time around this pumpkin got the coat :)
I thought it was pretty fun and you can really do quite a bit with it:
*Count down the days until Halloween

* Write down what year it is and take your child's pic. by it every Halloween when they are dressed up
* Write fun messages to your family/friends/guest on it
* Write out your fav. recipe for pumpkin pie and gift it with a pie to give to your neighbor or friend
* Greet your house guest or trick or treaters

I'm sure there are a million other things you can do with it, SO you must make one and have some chalkboard pumpkin loving fun for yourself!

I added a bit of pizzaz to the top of my chalk pumpkin by glittering some fall leaves and adding some twigs. I thought this curly twig would be great to add because it allows me to slip my chalk right in :) Linking up to Visit thecsiproject.com

23 comments:

Krafty Kat said...

I Love this! So cute. I have got to try it! I never would have thought to paint a pumpkin with chalkboard paint!

blesid said...

I don't care how many people link up to this party this is the blue ribbon winner! What a FABULOUS IDEA. I have a globe I want to chalkboard paint (saw it on some blog, somewhere ...) but I'm afraid it will cause my kids geography grades to drop dramatically. But back to you, this is brilliant! Thank you for sharing! Share MORE! Jules

blesid said...

Sorry for the double comment, but when I read your bio and saw you were a fellow Christian I had to become your newest follower! XOXO Jules

Irma@CosasBellas said...

You are too stinkin cute Miss Heather! I know just what you mean. When I first started painting things white, several years ago, if it stood still long enough it would get spray painted white. lol
I LUV what you did, and how you added those extra details like the curly twig to hold the chalk and you even took it up another notch by adding all the great ways to use it!

I'll get started on mine right away!!!

Julie Johnson said...

LOVE this! I'm a chalkboard paint addict. Last night I painted little chalkboard squares onto cardstock for wine label covers. We had a little wine tasting party...and they looked so cute. I'll be copying this.
Thank you!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Your chalkboard pumpkin is really cute!

Kathy said...

Your pumpkin is just too cute

Melissa said...

This is so cute!

Melissa
http://www.burstsofcreativity.blogspot.com/

the cape on the corner said...

oh my gosh, i love this. this may be my first foray into chalkboard paint!

i'm having a birthday giveaway, if you'd like to stop by...

www.thecapeonthecorner.blogspot.com

Chris said...

Such a darling, creative use for chalkboard paint. Love it!

Ali @ Honey and Maple Syrup said...

SUCH a cute idea!

Musings From A French Cottage said...

I love this!! I can't wait to make one too. I am going to be the crazy happy crafter today. I have about 4 projects I'm hoping to finish today - this one included! Thank you so much for sharing this great idea!

God Bless,
Kathleen

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Hi Heather Fantastic use of chalkboard paint! I'll be featuring these today! Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Thanks so much for linking to The Sunday Showcase - I greatly appreciate it! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Stacy said...

I featured this on my blog today! It is awesome. SO CREATIVE!!! Grab my "I was featured" button if you would like.

Stacy@ Noy JUST A Housewife
happyhappyhousewife.blogspot.com

Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com said...

That is SUCH a cute idea!! Love your blog. I also want to tell you about my "Handmade Tuesdays." Each Tuesday I feature a tutorial from a crafter (let me know if you ever want to be featured!) but then I also am having a linky at the bottom for other people to link up tutorials :) I am trying really hard to get it growing! :) I am also going to feature etsy shops :)

Veronica said...

i LOVE this idea! Thanks for sharing your chalkboard creation! Strangely, I bought some chalkboard paint just yesterday! i especially love the curly twig you used to keep the chalk in - perfect! Love your blog - definitley will stay and enjoy your posts!

Kelley said...

What a super idea... have a great week!

Melissa Stewart said...

LOVE this! Great idea!!!

Simple as 1-2-3
http://simpleas1-2-3.blogspot.com/

Abby said...

I love chalkboard paint too :) Super cute idea to use it on a pumpkin for a countdown.

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

What a great idea!!

stephjacobson said...

Cute idea!

SheyB said...

I would love to post this on my Creative Estates site...would that be ok with you?

Pam (Haslem) Dana said...

Loved this idea! Can't wait to do it! We featured it today at Over the Big Moon!

Check it out: http://overthebigmoon.blogspot.com/2011/09/pinterest-interests_23.html

Thanks!

Pam from www.overthebigmoon.com