As a mother of a child with food allergies, the Teal Pumpkin Project is near and dear to my heart. If you are not familiar, teal pumpkins on a door step signal to kids with food allergies and their parents that this house has something safe for them. I’m a big advocate of giving crafts not candy when it comes to events and holidays just to be sure everyone is included and that there are no parents going home and telling kids they have to throw out their entire basket of candy. Through the years I’ve made DIY teal pumpkins for DIY Network, Treetopia, I Love to Create, Oriental Trading and more (those were all paid for by the way – full disclosure) but the teal pumpkin theme never gets old for me or my family so I’m sharing a few of my favorite ways to craft your own teal pumpkin for Halloween.
Masking Tape Mosaic Teal Pumpkin – Over on DIY Network I shared this fun DIY teal pumpkin project made with masking tape. This project could not be any easier because you use organic rips of colored tape to create a mosaic pattern leaving orange pumpkin peaking through.
Decoupaged Teal Pumpkin – You can easily use decoupage medium and colorful teal paper on a real or faux pumpkin. This adorable paper by my buddy Kathy Cano Murillo (The Craft Chica) was perfect for this teal pumpkin.
Puddle of Crayon Pumpkins – Remember when people could not stop putting a hair dryer to their crayons for a hot crafty second? Bring back this fad with a teal crayon or two melted on top of your Halloween pumpkin.
Teal Pumpkin Ghoulish Globe – Vintage globes are easily found at the thrift store or flea market. Find one that is out of date and using a craft knife carve that bad boy just like you would a regular pumpkin. This is still one of my all time favorite teal pumpkin options!
Polka-Dot Pumpkin – Nobody said the ENTIRE pumpkin had to be teal. Let some of the orange and natural skin variations of your pumpkin shine through by adding pops of teal. Round glue dots covered in teal glitter work perfectly for this pumpkin.
Teal Pumpkin Patch Embroidery Hoop Wreath – Greet trick-or-treaters with this fun and easy DIY pumpkin wreath made from embroidery hoops. Each hoop has stretched felt and depicts a different jack.
Fabric Scraps for Fall – Teal pumpkins can stay out all fall long when they look like this guy. Use vintage fabric scraps in shades of teal and apply to a faux pumpkin with decoupage medium.
Push Pin Pumpkins – Faux pumpkins are so versatile. You can carve them, make them into hanging baskets, decorate a Halloween tree with them and even cover them with beads and sequins. Give the teal pumpkin project some pizazz with this sparkly option.
Give Crafts Not Candy – Say it loud and proud that your house is participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project. All you need is some teal chalk board paint and a chalk paint marker.
Pompom Pumpkins – Use the fact that teal and orange look amazing together to your advantage with this DIY pompom covered pumpkin. Use a faux or real pumpkin, glue and of course pompoms in teal.
Teal Pumpkin Project Halloween Tree – Lookie here a bonus (this makes 11). Over on Treetopia I decorated an entire Halloween tree with a Teal Pumpkin Project Theme.
Which teal pumpkin project will you try? Remember I’ve got even more ideas over on DIY Network and I Love to Create to share. The more ways to spread this message the better. I’m not saying get rid of the candy altogether I’m just saying think of the 1 in 13 kids that will come to your door that can’t have that candy.
****Please note that I was paid or compensated for several of these posts. However, all opinions are my own and I really do love the Teal Pumpkin Project.***
More Halloween Fun!
P.S. Thanks Chelsea Laine Francis for some of these photos!