DIY Jack-o-lantern sponge stamps and Halloween note cards

I can't believe it's time to think about Halloween. In honor of a new season, I decided to try something new and make a video tutorial for this Halloween-themed DIY project. Sometimes it's easier to watch the steps rather then look at the photographs. This project is great because you probably already have a lot of the supplies in your house. Feel free to be creative and make other sponge shapes too - flower petals, hearts, balloons - there are so many possibilities. I plan to do more video tutorials - it was really fun! I'd like to thank the academy and my husband for his wonderful camera work.


  • Glue gun + glue
  • Exacto knife
  • orange water-based paint (acrylic paint or opaque watercolor/guache)
  • blank note cards
  • a new (dry) kitchen sponge
  • paper plate (to hold the paint)
  • scraps of hard plastic packaging material (like the kind that cell phones and scissors are sold in)
  • scissors
  • black pen
  • paper towels
  • newspaper to protect your work surface
  • small container of water