Decorating Pumpkins

I found lots of Fancy Pumpkin Crafts, but nothing beats painting at our house.  I guess they’ve seen mommy and daddy do so much of it, they think it’s a part of daily life!  We love chalkboard paint on pumpkins!  The fun can last all month long…a simple wipe with a damp paper towel and your kids can create over and over again!!!
Chalkboard Paint can be used on ANYTHING
Paint Two Coats or Until Completely Covered
 Regular Chalk Just Isn’t the Same
Chalk Ink is a Little Pricey so Bring a Coupon
So Worth It
 Current Creations: Black Cat, Witch and Skullhead
They’ve Wiped and Redrawn Several Times Already
Pumpkin Heads
Pumpkins on the Piano


We also put a chalkboard pumpkin on the mantle as we countdown for Halloween.  Have you seen my mantle post!?!  Here are a few other ideas…all pretty simple and would look great on a mantle, front porch or bedroom dresser!!!  Be sure to let the kids help ~ they’ll love their home even more!  

glue rhinestones or hammer in nail heads on pumpkin

pretty pair of lace hose pulled over pumpkin

zebra duct paint covered pumpkin

chevron decoupaged pumpkin

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  1. Elsa says:

    I love the idea of creating chalkboard pumpkins! I have 3 grandchildren that will be decorating their pumpkins this weekend. What a great idea! I can’t wait to see them writing on their chalkboard pumpkins with chalk.

  2. Pola Karns says:

    I love, love, love these pumpkin ideas.

  3. Love this idea (and your kids are SO cute!)… Found your blog via the Lettered Cottage link-up!

  4. Tricia says:

    I am totally doing the chalkboard paint with my grandkids! Thanks for the great ideas!

  5. Thank you for the collection of pumpkin ideas. I did not know about the chalk pens! What a great idea for those of us who like to change our minds!

  6. love the idea of chalboard paint! the pumpkin countdown is my favorite, wish I’d thought of this before for my little guy that kept asking how many days were left! Next year!! 😉

  7. Darlene says:

    I luv chalk board paint! This is great! 🙂 I just learned about chalk ink this week! Where have I been? Haha 🙂 I will have to start buying it. 🙂

    As a little sidenote, my kids will practice Math facts or their handwriting if I paint a random household item (like a small dollar-store fake-silver serving tray) with chalkboard paint! Haha.

  8. gotta love chalkboard paint! OH the things we can do! 😉 These are really cute!

  9. I love your chalk paint pumpkins!


  10. love the idea of chalkboad paint on a pumpkin! darling xoxo, tracie

  11. What a fantastic idea for pumpkins… and chalkboard paint!!!

    Thanks so much for the inspiration.

    Take care,

  12. Great idea. Love the versatility of the pumpkins and your extra ideas at the bottom. I am featurin this later today at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my “feature’ button.

  13. These pumpkin ideas are awesome. Can’t wait to try some with my own family!!!

  14. Jenny @ Simcoe Street says:

    This looks amazing!!!


  15. Such a cute idea! How fun to be able to change it every day! Thanks for sharing!
    Delightful Deets

  16. Visiting from Serenity Now- I love this idea. Something cool about a black pumpkin.
    🙂 crafty texas girls

  17. I absolutely love the idea of the chalkboard pumpkin. That is going to be a must from now on. Thanks for sharing this fabulous idea!


  18. Megan, CA vacation- FUN!

    Maureen, Ms. A, Jess & VF – Thanks for the sweet notes…Makes my day wonderful to hear from you!!!

  19. Another great idea! You are so creative. (Thank you again for becoming my first follower.) I gave you a versatile blogger award over at Between the Rafters. Please stop by and see who else got the award. Thanks! Amanda

  20. OH my gosh! Chalkboard paint on pumpkins…GENIUS!!!

  21. Hi Aimee,
    I just returned from a California adventure and saw your note on my blog, http://cottagebluedesigns.blogspot.com/ ,and decided to check out your blog. I love it! How cute! I love your attitude! Your family is adorable. Your home is beautiful! I will definitely be stopping by again. Take care, Happy decorating and living. God bless you- Megan


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