Lunch Bag Teal Pumpkin Project!

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10 Minutes

Couple of days ago I was asked to be a part of a Teal Pumpkin Project with other fellow bloggers.

TEAL PUMPKIN PROJECT is designed to promote safety, inclusion and respect of individuals managing food allergies. The Teal Pumpkin Project was born out of the need to keep 6 million children with food allergies safe on Halloween.

Living with food allergies is a constant struggle. Offering non-food goodies is the safest way for food allergy suffers to enjoy the holiday. Displaying a teal pumpkin lets everyone know that you have non-food goodies for children with food allergies. Let’s make Teal the new orange this Halloween.

As everything with my DIY projects … almost nothing is planned. If you follow me on the Facebook or Instagram you would know a little story behind that wrinkled pumpkin. It was my first attempt to make a Dollar Tree pumpkin to look like it is made from glass…lol As you can see it didn’t work …pumpkin melted…ha ha ha, because it is a styrofoam. I am not done with this idea yet! It will for sure happen soon! Since I am more of a neutral colors girl, Teal is not easy color to find around my house. I needed to get creative! I think paint will be my solution! That I have for sure!

Painting pumpkin would be too easy for me,plus those wrinkles don’t look too good! I decided to use few paper bags that are no longer needed in my house. You could also use brown paper bag that you pack your groceries into. It is so exciting because my project will be again made out of recycled material! Directions are super easy! Cut your bag into strips or rip as I did and twist them

Heat up your hot glue gun and start adhering the paper bag twists to the pumpkin, wrapping them tightly to cover.

and within minutes we are done

I didn’t want to cover my pumpkin completely with teal, so I only brushed lightly couple coats of teal paint and attached Ruffia.

Just because pumpkin is so small and the whole project was too quick I wanted to make one more because I loved that process. Love the texture on it!

This time my teal was on the bow

And my NON- FOOD tray is ready for some items! Please make sure to check my site Lunch Bag Teal Pumpkin- Thrifty DIY for more Q &A about that project! Let's keep our kids safe this Halloween!

As we are in Halloween mood check my fun super easy to make Witch Diy

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  • Lisa West
    on Sep 28, 2019

    I love the ydal pumpkin idea. Those poor kids who have food allergies dread Halloween. My nephew is one of them. Nuts are his kryptonite. My kids have food allergies to but not like that

    Just certain sea food items and coffee lol. I always have 2 difgeremts kinds of candy for all those kids. So svddy one gets as thing.

  • Agnes Chrzanowska
    on Sep 28, 2019

    i really feel bad for those kids that they can enjoy Halloween to the fullest but if we talk more about that Teal pumpkin project more houses will be prepared

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