Tuesday, October 22, 2013

pumpkin practice

 We've had a warm October here in California (as usual), so we're not quite ready to carve our pumpkins yet.  But that doesn't mean we're not practicing and planning our perfect jack o' lantern face every day!

I found these really inexpensive wood pumpkins at Michaels, painted them with a batch of homemade chalkboard paint (recipe below), and we've been practicing our decorating ever since.

All you need to make your own chalkboard paint is:
  • latex paint (any color, any finish)
  • unsanded grout
Mix one Tablespoon of grout for each 1/2 cup of paint (you don't need to be exact).  Simply mix the ingredients together until the big lumps are gone and get painting.  Two coats should work just fine.

1 comment:

  1. These are so darn cute. I love the chalk board paint recipe. It is supposed to be cooling a bit, our kind of fall.