This dollar store pumpkin makeover includes a a little bit of glitz and glam with leopard, velvet and glitter…
I’m sharing this dollar store pumpkin makeover as part of this month’s Thrifty Style Team’s challenge.
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As soon as September rolls around each year I pick up a few orange foam pumpkins at Dollar Tree and have a little fun giving them a makeover.
There are so many simple ways you can update them.
I’m always glad I buy them early, because they sell out fast. If your local Dollar Tree doesn’t have what you need in stock, you can order it online with free shipping to your local store.
That’s great to keep in mind with the busy holiday season approaching.
Here are several pumpkin makeovers I’ve made:
Dollar Store Pumpkin Makeovers
- Decoupage Dollar Store Pumpkins
- Dollar Store Pumpkin Topiary
- Dollar Store Velvet Pumpkins
- Faux Concrete Dollar Store Pumpkins
- Buffalo Check Pumpkins
This year I received beautiful velvet and leopard fabric from Fabric Wholesale Direct. It came at the perfect time to use for this pumpkin makeover.
Here is the easy tutorial:
Supplies for Dollar Store Pumpkin Makeover
Remove the stem from the dollar store pumpkin. It actually pulls right out. You can reuse it if you want.
But, I would either paint it or add glitter to it, because it’s not very pretty. 🙂
Lay your fabric on a flat surface. Cut out a 14″ square. A rotary cutter works great for this.
How fun is that leopard print? It’s the perfect partner to the rich navy blue and mocha velvet.
Place your foam pumpkin in the center of the fabric square.
Use a craft knife, or scissors, to make the center hole a little larger.
Bring each corner of the fabric up and push it inside the pumpkin. You can pull the fabric into folds so it is nice and neat.
The great thing about this technique is you really don’t even need any hot glue.
You can definitely add a few drops for a little extra security, but really the fabric will be nice and snug tucked inside the pumpkin.
Now it’s time to decorate the stems. I had a few wooden knobs in my craft stash. They make the perfect pumpkin stem.
Simply cover them with mod podge and glitter.
The gold looks great with the leopard fabric and I used silver with the navy.
I’m all about a little bling!
Secure the knob to the top of the pumpkin with a dollop of hot glue.
That’s all there is to it. Wasn’t that so easy? Each one took only about 15 minutes to make.
Look how pretty they look in my vintage dough bowl with just a few leaves and pine cones:
What do you think? Which Dollar Tree pumpkin makeover is your favorite? I’d love to hear your comments below.
Also, if you’ve updated any foam pumpkins and you’d like to share, I’d LOVE to see them!
You can also see how I decorated with these velvet pumpkins in my blue and orange fall mantel.
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- Orange Foam Pumpkins
- Navy Blue and Leopard Velvet Fabric
- Mod Podge
- Foam Brush
- Rotary Cutter
- Hot Glue Gun
- Remove the stem from the dollar store pumpkin.
- Lay your fabric on a flat surface.
- Cut out a 14″ square with a rotary cutter.
- Place your foam pumpkin in the center of the fabric square.
- Use a craft knife to make the center hole a little larger.
- Bring each corner of the fabric up and push it inside the pumpkin.
- You can pull the fabric into folds so it is nice and neat.
- Decorate the stems. Cover them with mod podge and glitter.
- Secure the knob to the top of the pumpkin with a dollop of hot glue
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