While I am still busy trying to sort, purge and reorganize my house, I took a little time off this past weekend to make a cute Halloween countdown calendar.
I had an old metal tray that I found at the dump store this summer and thought it would be fun to turn it into a pumpkin.
Before adding the face, I traced it out in pencil. I usually do this to make sure everything is spaced and designed the way I like it before committing to paint. Once I was happy, it was filled in with Country Chic Paint in Licorice.
Four lengths of the jute rope were cut (about a foot long each), then soaked in some white glue.
As the gluey rope lengths began to dry, they were each curled around something about the size of a finger. Just before the glue was fully dry, they were pulled off and allowed to finish drying on a piece of wax paper.
By the way… does anyone know what these little dried flowers are?? I looove that they look like tiny pumpkins but I have no idea what they actually are…
Upcycle an old metal tray into the cutest Halloween Countdown and memo board with just a little paint and glue.
The best part of the Halloween countdown pumpkin? It can also be used as a memo board since it is metal. How handy!