Craft a gilded chalkboard craft pumpkin in a few easy steps! Chalkboard pumpkins are ready to craft. Paint bottom of pumpkin with gold leaf adhesive. Tip: Use feathered brush strokes for an antiqued look. Place sheets of gold leaf onto the tacky areas of pumpkin & rub. Use white chalk to prime the top half of pumpkin, rubbing it all over & wiping off. Draw designs or phrases on chalkboard area using chalk or chalk marker. Find everything you need to make this at your local Michaels store.