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Alana Jones-Mann

crafts, diy projects, fall, halloween, kids, party decor

DIY: Papier Mache Pumpkins

These papier mache pumpkins are great for the avid decorator or kids antsy to get going on the carving.  Since real pumpkins go bad within a couple weeks, here’s an alternative that can be done in early October that lasts forever (well, at least through the season).  Instead of cutting a jack-o-lantern face (like the above), these pumpkins can be left plain or painted to add festive decor to the home throughout the fall.  Below you’ll find my 4-step DIY and more pictures.  ...

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crafts, diy projects, fall, kids

DIY: Chalkboard Pumpkin Countdown

Materials needed: Pumpkin Chalkboard paint (the spray paint is easiest) Acrylic Paint + skinny paint brush Liquid Chalk Pen Scotch tape Optional: Customized  stencil Make sure to let your painted pumpkin dry overnight. While your waiting for it to dry, print a stencil from your computer (or by hand) of whatever you want the words to say around the countdown. For my pumpkin I decided on “Halloween is:” [#] “days away.”  Once your pumpkin is dry, trace the words onto  ...

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