OK… I’m not going to pretend I didn’t copy this most awesome idea from my Instagram friend, Natalie, at My Vintage Porch, because I did. I just couldn’t help myself. She has the most beautiful house with the thriftiest ideas ever. If you don’t follow her, you must. (There I go, bossing you around, again.)
And, if you want to be a DIY copy cat, too, run to the nearest Dollar Tree and grab yourself some of these horrid neon colored styrofoam pumpkins to transform.
Dollar Tree DIY Pumpkins
I plucked my stems off first, but it may have been easier to leave them on for a “handle” when painting. It’s easy to get them off. They are held on with hot glue and a toothpick. 😂
I used white primer, since I had it on hand, and painted each Dollar Tree pumpkin with one coat.
I then used a gray colored paint, that I already had on hand, and shaded the groove of each pumpkin to give them depth and dimension.
I coated the pumpkins with a second coat of primer to cover all of the original orange color, and ended up dry brushing a little more gray paint again in the creases of each pumpkin.
Adding the Stems
I took a walk around our yard to finish off this DIY pumpkin project. I found a few small tree branches and had the wifey cut them flat on one side…. because she does what I say. 😂
Actually, I think she’s afraid I will chop off a digit.
I used a hot glue gun to glue the branches to the top of each pumpkin to mimic a real stem.
Arent’t they just the cutest?
Can you even spot the white pumpkins between the hoard of white ironstone?
I think they are so cute to slip anywhere into your decor to give that Fall feel.
Make a big statement by lining several of them down the middle of your coffee table or your farmhouse table.
Thanks, Natalie, for the terrific Dollar Tree DIY Pumpkin idea. You can’t beat cute pumpkins to decorate your house for Fall that cost only $1.00.
Thanks for stopping by. I pledge my love to you all
Buh bye now, said in an old lady’s voice who now needs a manicure from painting my DIY pumpkins.