Not too bad for a couple of bucks and some supplies I already had on hand.
The platter is just a large plastic party platter from Dollar Tree that I spray painted with chalkboard paint. The pumpkin also came from Dollar Tree. We cut it in half with a sharp kitchen knife, painted the stem gold and then Mod Podged strips of torn book pages over it. Add a few fall leaves (also from Dollar Tree) and hot glue it to the platter.
When you are Mod Podging the book strips you will need to trim the overlapping edges with scissors.
You could write any fall sentiment on the platter - Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Fall, Count Your Blessings, Autumn Blessings or anything you can think of. Don't forget to prime your chalkboard by running a piece of chalk (on it's side) over the flat part of the platter, then wipe off the chalk. I also ran the chalk around the outside edge of the platter to accent the edge.
I also used one of my favorite DIY tricks on the back of the platter - use a soda can pop tab for a hanger - just hot glue it on to the platter with a generous dot of hot glue and place a small piece of paper over it to cover the glue.
Such an easy craft for fall and Halloween and I love how it turned out. Two of our favorite things - chalkboards and book page crafts.
Wishing everyone a Happy Fall Y'all!
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