Guys I’m so excited… We are heading into my favorite time of year!
And with Autumn comes all kinds of fun decorating… Back-to-School, Fall, Apples, Pumpkins and Halloween to name a few. I am thrilled to be one of this year’s Michaels Makers and this months challenge is PUMPKINS.
I’ve always loved pumpkin Halloween decorations and I decided to take kind of a silly route with my challenge and make my version of the Jack O’ Lope…
I thought it turned out fun! It was so easy to put together, I just gathered a few supplies at Michaels Craft Stores. Did you know that Michaels is carrying HALF pumpkins?! No more will we need to pull out the heat knife to try and cut our craft pumpkins in half. We can buy them that way now! Well played Michaels, you always know what we need.
I found this great chalk board at Michaels (I couldn’t find it online, but it is in stores) and thought it would be fun to add some antlers to my half pumpkin for a fun wall piece for my Halloween display, to make a Jack O’ Lope of sorts.
First, I seasoned my chalk board to give it that worn in look.
I crushed a little chalk and then rubbed it all over the board with a cloth or paper towel.
That way it looks more like a used chalk board rather than a black sign.
Then I hot glued some antlers that I had hanging around onto the board…
Then, I glued the half pumpkin in place right on top of the antlers.
It fits perfect!
Next, I set-out to create a fun Halloween display to show-off my Jack O’Lope.
Then I added some paper wall bats that are also available in-store.
I added a Halloween printable that I created last year, I still LOVE it!
You can download it HERE.
To fill-out the scene, I added some more pumpkins to the drawer of my buffet…
I wrapped one with a pumpkin sleeve from the Martha Stewart Halloween collection at Michaels. They look really cool and are an easy way to dress-up any pumpkin.
Last but not least and made another set of large dice to use as decor this time. I just love how they fill-in the scene with a little more whimsy. These are super easy to make and are fun to have on hand for all kinds of things. I LOVE my new black set for Halloween!
All together, I think it makes a pretty fun scene for the season. My kiddos think it ‘s pretty cool anyway.
How do you like to decorate with pumpkins? Do you like to decorate for fall, or do you jump right into Halloween like we prefer to do?
Michaels is having a great sale on the crafting pumpkins this week, 40% off… Run and grab some quick before they disappear!
Disclaimer // I am a member of the Michaels Maker crew, this is not a paid position but I do receive store credit in order to create projects for the Michaels Makers program.4