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DIY Chalkboard Menu for Thanksgiving

By: Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza are handcraft designers, Emmy Nominated television hosts, book authors, lifestyle experts and the inventors of Hot Glue Gun Helpers. Their shows can be seen in the United States, Australia, South Africa, The Philippines and on the Armed Forces Network.  They were nominated for two Daytime Emmys. Cathie and Steve has also appeared on numerous network shows and specials for NBC, ABC, Discovery Channel, HGTV, DIY and Food Network.  Programs such as Rachael Ray, IVillage Live, View From the Bay and the Florence Henderson Show have featured their creative ideas.
This DIY chalkboard menu is easy to make with Mod Podge and FolkArt paint.
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Skill Level: Intermediate


Mod Podge ® Professional Tool Set
Item #2295
This Mod Podge ® Professional Tool Set is essential for any decoupage crafter. The Brayer is used to smooth paper, fabric and other items onto a surface, providing the right amount of pressure to eliminate air bubbles and with no mess. The Squeegee is used to press paper, fabric and other items into hard-to-reach corners.


Mod Podge ® Mod Melts - Clear Sea Glass
Item #24886
Use Mod Melts to create custom embellishments for crafting projects that can be decorated with craft paint. Each package contains sixteen 10" long mini melts.


Mod Podge ® Mod Melter
Item #24888
The Mod Melter is a unique new shaped tool to use specifically with Mod Molds and Mod Melts. Hold the tool above the molds and fill them with ease! You can also use the Mod Melter as an all-purpose glue gun to make everything from molded embellishments to home décor, paper crafts, and more!


FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Turner's Yellow, 2 oz.
Item #679
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.


Mod Podge ® Satin, 8 oz.
Item #CS11272
Mod Podge ® Satin is a quick-drying all-in-one glue sealer and finish for decoupaging on any surface. Dries to a clear satin finish with a subtle sheen. Perfect for home decor projects. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase.


Mod Podge ® Clear Chalkboard Topcoat, 8 oz.
Item #CS25262
Make any project a chalkboard with this clear topcoat finish.


Other Supplies
Wood pumpkin plaque with stand
Orange scrapbook paper
Fall scrapbook paper
Decorative leaves and acorns


  1. Paint the pumpkin with Turner’s Yellow. Allow to dry.
  2. Trim the orange paper to fit the pumpkin. Trim the Thanksgiving paper to the shape of the stem. Apply Mod Podge Satin to the pumpkin and to the back of the orange paper. Position the paper onto the painted pumpkin. Use a squeegee to remove any wrinkles. Apply the stem piece in the same fashion.
  3. Allow to dry for 15 minutes, Top-coat with Clear Chalkboard. Use two coats with dry time in between. Once dry, season with chalk by rubbing chalk over the surface. Wipe clean.
  4. Use the Mod Melter, to attach the decorative items near the stem.
  • PROJECT TIP: Mod Podge Clear Chalkboard Topcoat works over paper or paint.
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