Today I have such a fun DIY for you.
When we were at the Pumpkin farm I picked up some small pumpkins figuring I would make some sort of table arrangement or use them to decorate around the house and outside with.
I also purchased a small bale of hay.
Since we spend time outside enjoying fires in the firepit it got me thinking that it might be fun to have a checkers game outside. But not any old checkers game.
Well, here’s what I came up with.
I was so excited to have all the materials I needed on hand.
18 inch square piece of plywood or MDF
Long ruler & Pencil
Paint- brown and gray or any color you like
5 or 6 orange pumpkins
5 or 6 white pumpkins
can of clear acrylic sealer
Begin by lightly sanding the board to prep for painting. Wipe dust off with damp cloth.
Next, make a mark every 3 inches across all sides of the board.
Connect the marks going both ways to form a grid.
Now the fun part. Begin to paint every other square brown.
Go back and paint in the empty squares with gray paint.
After it dries, lightly sand to rub away some of the paint to give it a distressed, weathered look.
Add the pumpkins and your finished.
If you want to protect it from the elements since it’s outside, you can spray a coat of acrylic clear sealer on both the board and the pumpkins. I found the little critters outside won’t touch the pumpkins once they have been sealed and they’ll last longer too.