Gilded Chalkboard Pumpkin

A few weeks ago I was at Michael's and saw a bin full of chalkboard pumpkins. I grabbed one not sure what I was going to do with it and then I saw it....a handout with instructions to make a Gilded Chalkboard Pumpkin. I knew what I wanted to do!
I love how it turned out and the best part was it didn't take long at all to do it.
I already had the gilding sheets and the adhesive so I was all set.
I flipped my pumpkin upside down and placed it on a box and then applied the adhesive about 1/3 of the way up the pumpkin (from the bottom to the top) in a feathered fashion. No straight edge.
When the adhesive was still tacky I applied the gilding paper and buffed it to a nice shine and then applied chalk to the entire chalkboard surface of the pumpkin (not the gilded area) and wiped it off leaving a trace of chalk dust behind.
The final touch was copper wire wrapped around a wooden spoon which I attached to the stem and some freehand chalk vines. You can check out more of the details on my blog post in the link below.
Mary Beth @ The How to Home
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