Easy DIY Frankenstein Pallet and Teal Pumpkin Project™

Oct 13, 2015 By Kim Byers
Easy DIY Frankenstein Pallet and Teal Pumpkin Project™

Easy DIY Frankenstein Pallet and Teal Pumpkin Project
Do you love Halloween?! Me too! All the costumes, the candy and the excitement of the holiday make me giddy. Now, imagine you’re a little kid and you have food allergies. All the other kids around you are munching down on their Halloween treats and you’re just watching because you can’t have any. Halloween just became a little less magical.

Well, I’m so excited to share the Teal Pumpkin Project with you. For those of you that visit my blog, The Celebration Shoppe, you know my youngest son has food allergies. I do everything I can to guard him from the types of disappointments that I shared above. It’s not easy because although we’re hypersensitive to his needs, most are not. That is where the Teal Pumpkin Project™ comes in. It’s a brilliant idea that allows you to make all the little ghosts and goblins in your neighborhood feel welcome on Halloween.

The Teal Pumpkin Project is simple. You can do like me and whip up a teal pumpkin to share the news with all the trick-or-treaters and their families that grace your doorstep on Halloween night. Just make sure that you have plenty of allergy friendly treats or non-food treats to share with any little ones that come up. Just a note, they won’t always tell you. My son just takes the goodies and then swaps the things he can’t have with his brother (or me… I keep a stash of his favorites) at the end of the night. The Teal Pumpkin Project™ website has free printables you can download if you’re not feeling crafty… or run out of time! {wink}

That said, if you’re feeling crafty, I’ve got a great way you can share the Teal Pumpkin Project™ message! Let’s whip up a Frankenstein pallet and a teal pumpkin! I made the Frankenstein so he can look down at the pumpkin. I don’t want anyone in my neighborhood to miss it!

For the pumpkin, you’ll need:

● Spray paint
● Faux pumpkin
● Cricut Air Machine
● Cricut Cutting Mat (light weight adhesive works best for vinyl and window cling)
● Cricut white vinyl
● Cricut midnight black vinyl
● Cricut Transfer Tape
Cricut Design Space, lettering & jack-o-lantern face

Tip: If you don’t have a Cricut, no worries. Grab a stencil and some paint!

Easy DIY Frankenstein Pallet and Teal Pumpkin Project
The DIY steps are simple.

Step 1. Paint – spray paint the pumpkin. It might take a few coats. Allow to dry overnight.

Step 2. Vinyl – using my Design Space file, cut out the letters and designs in white and black. Apply to pumpkin using transfer tape.

This is the back of my allergy message. Isn’t she cute?! {wink}

Easy DIY Frankenstein Pallet and Teal Pumpkin Project
Now let’s whip up a quick and darling Frankenstein pallet to make sure everyone notices your pumpkin! You’ll need:

● Wooden pallet (in Wood Crafting section)
● 2 sizes of googly eyes
● Black paint & brushes
● Lime green spray paint
● Black Painter’s pen
● Black foam
● Scissors
● Elmer’s Xtreme glue
● Pencil

Easy DIY Frankenstein Pallet and Teal Pumpkin Project
Easy steps for the Frankenstein pallet:

Step 1. Spray paint – spray the pallet with two coats and allow to dry overnight.

Step 2. Face – using a pencil, lightly draw the hair and face.

Step 3. Outline – using a Painter’s Pen, outline the facial features.

Step 4. Paint – paint on hair, scars and mouth.

Step 5. Cut – cut out two bolts. I recommend cutting one out and using it as a template for the second so that they’re the same size.

Step 6. Glue – glue eyes and bolts in place. Allow to set for at least 15 minutes before moving, and overnight before placing with your other Halloween decor.

Easy DIY Frankenstein Pallet and Teal Pumpkin Project
Shop this project:

Wooden pallet (in Wood Crafting section)
2 sizes of googly eyes (in stores, Darice brand)
Black Folk Art paint & brushes
Key Lime Rust-oleum spray paint
Maui Blue Rust-oleum spray paint
● Black Painter’s pen (available in stores)
● Black foam (available in stores)
● Scissors
Elmer’s Xtreme glue
Cricut Explore Air
Cricut Cutting Mat
Cricut Midnight Black Vinyl
Cricut White Vinyl
Cricut Transfer Tape

Easy DIY Frankenstein Pallet and Teal Pumpkin Project
I’ve made other pallet projects, like this
DIY Countdown to Halloween. My kids love switching out the numbers every day in October and it’s big enough for all the neighborhood kids to countdown with us. Hop over to the blog for all the easy DIY!

I also have some fun free Halloween printables: 3-D Bat Banner in Orange and Black and a sweet Green and Black Frankenstein Banner. I hope you’ll stop in for both!

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate with JOANN!

To learn more, visit

The TEAL PUMPKIN PROJECT and the Teal Pumpkin Image are trademarks of Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE).

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