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Dollar Store Pumpkin Makeover With Velvet and Leopard

This dollar store pumpkin makeover includes a a little bit of glitz and glam with leopard, velvet and glitter…

Diy velvet pumpkins

 

I’m sharing this dollar store pumpkin makeover as part of this month’s Thrifty Style Team’s challenge.

I received product from Fabric Wholesale Direct used in this post. This post contains affiliate links at no extra cost to you. Please see my full disclosure here.

There are 14 frugal fall home decorating and craft ideas shared this month by a group of super talented bloggers.

You can check out all the beautiful projects with the links at the end of this post. 

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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

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.

velvet and leopard for diy pumpkins

Here is the easy tutorial:

Supplies for Dollar Store Pumpkin Makeover

Step 1.

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. 🙂

dollar store foam pumpkin

Step 2.

Lay your fabric on a flat surface. Cut out a 14″ square. A rotary cutter works great for this.

 

leopard for diy pumpkins

How fun is that leopard print? It’s the perfect partner to the rich navy blue and mocha velvet.

velvet and leopard for diy pumpkins

Step 3.

Place your foam pumpkin in the center of the fabric square.

orange foam dollar tree pumpkin

removing stem from orange foam pumpkin

 

Step 4.

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.

leopard fabric around foam pumpkin

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.

Step 5.

Now it’s time to decorate the stems. I had a few wooden knobs in my craft stash. They make the perfect pumpkin stem.

mod podge on wood knobs

Simply cover them with mod podge and glitter. 

foam brush on wood knobs

The gold looks great with the leopard fabric and I used silver with the navy.

adding glitter to knobs

I’m all about a little bling! 

glitter on wood knobs for pumpkins

 

Step 6.

Secure the knob to the top of the pumpkin with a dollop of hot glue.

hot glue on wood knobs

That’s all there is to it. Wasn’t that so easy? Each one took only about 15 minutes to make. 

leopard pumpkin with glitter knob

Look how pretty they look in my vintage dough bowl with just a few leaves and pine cones:

dough bowl with diy dollar store pumpkins

What do you think? Which Dollar Tree pumpkin makeover is your favorite? I’d love to hear your comments below.

Velvet pumpkins

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.

dough bowl on bench with velvet pumpkins

 

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Visit the talented bloggers below to see their frugal fall home decorating projects. 

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The How To Home – Vintage Bean Pot Vase filled with a Sunflower Bouquet

Vinyet Etc. – Fall Cloche with Thrifted Finds

Sweet Pea – Dollar Tree Tumbling Tower Block Pumpkins

What Meegan Makes – How To Make a Faux Pumpkin Centerpiece

Postcards From The Ridge – Decorating Ideas That Will Make Your Wallet Happy

Lora B. Create & Ponder – DIY Plaid Flannel Coasters

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Cottage On Bunker Hill – Dried Wheat Centerpiece

 

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before and after dollar store pumpkin

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Diy velvet pumpkins

Dollar Store Pumpkin Makeover With Velvet and Leopard

Yield: 1 Pumpkin
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $3

Make a beautiful, and super easy, velvet pumpkin in rich shades of navy blue and leopard. All you need are a few dollar store pumpkins and fabric!

Materials

  • Orange Foam Pumpkins
  • Navy Blue and Leopard Velvet Fabric
  • Mod Podge
  • Foam Brush

Tools

  • Rotary Cutter
  • Hot Glue Gun

Instructions

  1. Remove the stem from the dollar store pumpkin.
  2. Lay your fabric on a flat surface.
  3. Cut out a 14″ square with a rotary cutter.
  4. Place your foam pumpkin in the center of the fabric square.
  5. Use a craft knife to make the center hole a little larger.
  6. Bring each corner of the fabric up and push it inside the pumpkin.
  7. You can pull the fabric into folds so it is nice and neat.
  8. Decorate the stems. Cover them with mod podge and glitter. 
  9. Secure the knob to the top of the pumpkin with a dollop of hot glue

Did you make this project?

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Angie @ Postcards from the Ridge

Tuesday 14th of September 2021

Michelle, this is such a cute makeover to those dollar store pumpkins. So much better than the orange!

Kristi

Monday 13th of September 2021

These are just adorable, Michelle! Loving the fabrics you chose, too. So pretty.

Lora Bloomquist

Sunday 12th of September 2021

I am amazed at how many different ways you can upcycle those inexpensive pumpkins; so many ideas out there!

Sandi Allen

Sunday 12th of September 2021

These pumpkin make overs are Beautiful. Love them.

meegan

Saturday 11th of September 2021

What a beautiful way to update and beautify a dollar store pumpkin. It's gorgeous!

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