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Wood Block Jack-o-Lanterns

Recycle those old blocks of wood from your DIY projects to create some fun and funky jack-o-lanterns. Easily add a distressed look to your pumpkins with FolkArt Home Decor Chalk.

At a Glance:

Project #16104 Skill Level: Intermediate

This project features these great brands:

  • FolkArt Home Decor Chalk Logo
supplies

Plaid Supplies

F/A HOME DECOR CHALK - MONARCH 2 OZ.

Number Needed: 1 $2.59
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FolkArt Home Decor Chalk - Rich Black, 2 oz. - 6443

Number Needed: 1 $2.59
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Plaid ® Brush Sets - Wood Brush Set, Flats - 44219

Number Needed: 1 $3.99
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Mod Podge ® Ultra Matte, 4 oz. - CS44637

Number Needed: 1 $11.99
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FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Tools - Layering Block - 36046

Number Needed: 1 $4.49
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Other Supplies

  • 6 x 6 re-purposed wood post cut into 3 sections as shown.
  • 3 natural wood branches cut as shown for stems
  • Assorted black floral leaves
  • Wood Glue
  • Sandpaper
  • Scissors
  • Desired Orange Patterned Fabric


 

instructions

  1.  Basecoat all 3 blocks with Monarch and let dry.
Pumpkin Faces
  1. ( large and medium block as shown)  Following basic instructions on layering block, distress with black as shown on edges.  Let dry and sand lightly.
  2. Using a pencil draw a simple face onto each pumpkin as shown and paint with black chalk paint.  Let dry.
  3. Using Mod Podge Ultra spray on pumpkins and smooth with large brush.  Let dry.
  4. Attach wood stem and floral leaf with wood glue and let dry.
Fabric Pumpkin
  1.  Using wood block as a pattern, cut fabric to fit all sides of block.
  2. Spray fabric with Mod Podge Ultra and wrap block as shown.  Press and smooth fabric onto block and let dry.
  3. Attach wood stem as shown with wood glue.  Let dry.

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Related FAQs

Yes, FolkArt Home Decor Chalk mixes easily to create any color you desire. Begin by mixing a small amount of the darker color into the lighter color first. Continue adding the darker color a little at a time until the desired color or value is achieved.

No, FolkArt Home Decor Texture Chalk is for indoor use only.

Yes, it is highly recommended that you seal your project to ensure maximum protection.
Use Wax to achieve a soft, smooth finish with your choice of Clear, Antique or White. Wax should be applied every 6-12 months or as needed for high traffic surfaces. It is for indoor use only. An alternative to Wax is Matte Varnish. Use this on heavily used furniture. It can be used for indoor or outdoor projects.
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