Video: How to Make a Letterboard Pumpkin

[Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Michaels Stores and we are honored to be Michaels Makers. All opinions and photography are our own and are not influenced by Michaels Stores]

Now that Labor Day has come and gone (we hope your holiday weekend was a good one!), we are both so eager to dive into all things fall. It’s by far our favorite season, because we love all the coziness of this time of year.

White craft pumpkin from Michaels

Craft Pumpkin Ideas Over the Years

Every year, we’ve worked with Michaels Stores to debut a pumpkin craft and it’s always so fun to challenge ourselves to think outside the box. Here are some past pumpkins we’ve done around here…

Pumpkin Wine Cooler

Pumpkin wine cooler for Halloween party

Donut Pumpkin

DIY donut pumpkin with sprinkles

Ice Cream Pumpkins

How to paint pumpkins to look like ice cream cones

We always try to keep our pumpkin craft simple, so people like us (who don’t have a lot of natural artistic ability) can recreate it. This year’s idea might just be the easiest one yet…

Letterboard Pumpkin

How to make a letterboard pumpkin

We are absolutely obsessed with the letterboards in our homes and find ourselves changing out the quotes on a regular basis. We also enjoy sharing inspiring/funny/witty letterboards on our Instagram page (you can see them all if you follow #lettersbydiyplaybook) and figured it would be fun to translate this idea to a pumpkin!

Letterboard Pumpkin – Video Tutorial

To showcase just how easy this craft project is, we created a short 1-minute video outlining the process. We had a blast with this video (scary music & all!), so be sure to give it a watch below or head to our YouTube channel.

How to Make a Letterboard Pumpkin

Supplies to paint a quote onto a pumpkin

You only need a craft pumpkin from Michaels (we went with white), stickers, and spray paint for this project. Shop the whole Michaels pumpkin assortment here!

We decided to go with the quote “Trick or Treat Yo’Self”, but were also considering “Witch, Please!” and “Creep it Real.” Gotta love a good play on words. Ha! 

Matte black spray paint for this craft project

Be sure to press the stickers onto the pumpkin really well, so the spray paint doesn’t creep under there (pun intended). Once you have it all good to go (& straight…which is the toughest part!), you can give it 1-2 coats of spray paint. Keep the coats light so you don’t get any drips. We went with matte black for a spooky & classic look, but you can do any color you want!

Trick or treat yo'self quote on a pumpkin

After it dries, peel off the letters and you have yourself a cute letterboard pumpkin that will last you for many Halloweens to come! While it’s still a little too early for either of us to add pumpkins to our front porch, we love the idea of putting cute quotes like these on your fall porch for trick or treaters to see! It could also be fun to put your last name of address numbers on them if you do plan to add it to your front porch. Or you can use it as interior decor on your shelves to celebrate the autumn season and upcoming holiday. How to make a letterboard pumpkin for Halloween

Every year we’re certain that we can’t possibly come up with another way to decorate a craft pumpkin, but we somehow make it happen and enjoy the challenge along the way! And we always love a craft project that is easy, only takes a few minutes, and needs minimal supplies. That’s our kind of crafting!

Now that it’s officially September, get ready for all things fall. We’re excited to dive right into this gorgeous season! Any craft or blog post requests for the coming months? Are you just as enthusiastic about this season as we are?! Tell us we are not alone!


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I’m Casey Finn, the voice behind The DIY Playbook. I’m a Chicago gal teaching you how to design, DIY, and maintain your home…by yourself! Learn more about me right here.

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