A Dollar Store Pumpkin - 3 Ways to Have Fun!

7 Materials
$20
1 Hour
Easy

All you need is one pumpkin and there are so many ways to have fun with it! Easy project - great for kids, girls night out, Halloween parties, party favors, etc. Could easily be amended for a simple fall or Thanksgiving decoration as well.

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You'll need a pumpkin - mine came from the Dollar Tree
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Using a pumpkin cutting tool or knife - cut a hole in the back.
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Make a design on your pumpkin - for mine I wrote the word fall. I then used an ice pick but you could use a screwdriver as well to poke holes.
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Put a strand of mini lights in the hole in the back. (Mine are a 20 count pack of lights from the Dollar Tree.)
a dollar store pumpkin 3 ways to have fun , chalk paint, chalkboard paint, crafts, halloween decorations, home decor, outdoor living, painting, seasonal holiday decor, tools
a dollar store pumpkin 3 ways to have fun , chalk paint, chalkboard paint, crafts, halloween decorations, home decor, outdoor living, painting, seasonal holiday decor, tools
Plug in and you're done.
a dollar store pumpkin 3 ways to have fun , chalk paint, chalkboard paint, crafts, halloween decorations, home decor, outdoor living, painting, seasonal holiday decor, tools
Here is mine completed.
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My son's made this one, he used a pumpkin carving tool and made a pumpkin face on his.
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Now on to pumpkin #2 &
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I used Waverly Chalk Paint in the color Ink.
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Paint the whole pumpkin and let dry completely.
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Get some chalk and have some fun. You can wipe of the chalk by taking a damp paper towel and lightly wiping. Let it dry completely and the create new faces. Great for kids. If you are going to be changing it a lot, you might want to use true Chalkboard paint.
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Now onto pumpkin
a dollar store pumpkin 3 ways to have fun , chalk paint, chalkboard paint, crafts, halloween decorations, home decor, outdoor living, painting, seasonal holiday decor, tools
Instead of using the chalk - you can use thumbtacks to make pictures on your pumpkin.
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This project is easy, versatile, and fun. Great for parties! As I mentioned above - change it up and and used it as a Thanksgiving, or just a fall decoration too.

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