Chalkboard Pumpkin.

When I received my box of Martha Stewart Crafts supplies I had no idea how versatile they could be… until I started using them.  One of the first things I created was this chalkboard pumpkin, using a dollar store craft pumpkin and some chalkboard paint.  This could quite possibly be the easiest Halloween craft you’ll make this month.

Three supplies:

  1. Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Chalkboard Acrylic Craft Paint
  2. Martha Stewart Crafts Large Paint Brush Set
  3. Dollar store craft pumpkin


Step One:

Apply one coat of chalkboard paint to the entire pumpkin and allow to dry completely.

Step Two:

Apply a second coat of chalkboard paint and allow to dry completely. (This is as hard as it gets.)

Step Three:

Prime the pumpkin by scribbling all over the pumpkin with chalk and then cleaning it off with a dry cloth.

Step Four:

Draw a face on your pumpkin!  The beauty of this project is that you can’t mess up, and you can wipe it clean and change the face as many times as you want to.  Your kids will have a blast drawing the faces on their pumpkins too.  It’s something that they can do on their own and display with pride.  I love those kinds of projects.



  1. kellie says:

    cute! i keep thinking about trying chalkboard paint, but haven’t yet.

    • Jenny Yarbrough says:

      So so easy, Kellie! You should try this!

  2. Justine says:

    What a fun and modern pumpkin idea!

    • Jenny Yarbrough says:

      Thank you, Justine!

  3. I love it~ cant believe I haven’t thought of it myself

  4. Julianne says:

    I just primed my pumpkin painted with Martha’s chalkboard paint and I love love it! I’m going to go out and buy more and use chalkboard markers too! Try it!

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