We took a little break for the summer, but the Crafty De-Stash is back!!
For our return, I jumped straight into Halloween mode with something I’ve wanted to do for the last few years . . .
The Teal Pumpkin Project.
Every month a group of bloggers are challenged by C’mon Get Crafty to create a new craft or project from their own stash of goodies! Everyone is allowed a $10 allowance for necessities to complete their project (i.e. paint brushes, glue, etc), but the bulk of it must be created from their own stash of goodies.
Let’s meet this month’s bloggers!!
I love the idea of this project. If you aren’t familiar with the Teal Pumpkin Project, here’s a breakdown:
About the Teal Pumpkin Project
Putting a teal pumpkin on your doorstep means you have non-food treats available, such as glow sticks or small toys. This simple act promotes inclusion for trick-or-treaters with food allergies or other conditions.
- Provide non-food treats for trick-or-treaters
- Place a teal pumpkin in front of your home to indicate to passersby that you have non-food treats available
- Add your home to the Teal Pumpkin Project map
- Spread the word! Share the Teal Pumpkin Project with your friends and family
I had snapped up this ceramic pumpkin in a thrift shop and it was sitting in my craft room, just waiting for a plan. (To be honest, wished I’d cleaned it out immediately. So much stale newspaper stuffing and dead ladybugs inside!)
I knew I had a huge stash of paints waiting in my craft room, so I nabbed every single version of teal I had available. Can you believe this stash?! I’ve had these paint drawers for so long, I almost feel like I have to replenish. (But that would go against the point of this challenge!)
I started off with one version of teal, and then I topped the lid and top portion with a metallic teal paint. I knew I wanted a glittery teal pumpkin to showcase how happy we are to participate in this amazing project, aimed at helping kids all over. Thankfully, I had a pretty full stash of craft gems, and I found one set that went beautifully with this color paint.
This project could NOT be easier, and you could even use a real pumpkin! Literally just paint and bling it out. Or decorate any way you want! I made this for all of ZERO dollars, since I already had everything. DING DING DING!
If you’d like to join in the Craft Room De-Stash Challenge, you can request to join our Facebook group here!
Now Let’s See What Everyone Else was Inspired to Make!
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