Paint the board
Paint the wooden board with Americana Chalk Paint in Vintage Blue. Apply paint on top and on all sides. Let dry completely.
Tape off stripes
Once the paint is dry, use painter's tape or washi tape to make lines on the board. Paint stripes with Americana Chalk Paint in Yesteryear. Let dry completely, then remove the tape to reveal the stripes.
Paint the rulers
While the board is drying, begin painting the rulers. Use a wide array of shades of orange for variety in the rulers. You can even mix the shades to create new hues.
Choose a pumpkin image
Choose a silhouette of a pumpkin on a computer or the Internet and print it out on paper. 11" x 7" works best, but 8" x 10" works too. Try searching Google Images for pumpkin images and you will find a wide variety of options.
Cut out your pumpkin printout and arrange the layout of printed rulers. You can choose to alternate lengths of the pieces you cut to give the project more dimension. Cut out your pumpkin printout and trace the pumpkin onto the rulers.
Use a saw or knife to cut the rulers to the desired lengths. Cut each ruler one at a time or label them so you know what piece of the pumpkin art they make up. Add a small piece of ruler to the top for the pumpkin stem and paint it green.
Once the orange and green paint has dried, mix a little bit of white paint with water and brush over the rulers, then wipe it off with a paper towel. This will create a whitewashed effect on the rulers to antique them a bit.
Glue rulers to wood board
Once all of the pieces are cut, hot glue them onto the painted wooden board and let it dry.
Add a bow
Add ribbon to the back of the board with hot glue and adorn it with a bow.