How to Make Over a Dollar Store Pumpkin
I love the look of heirloom pumpkins
and those cute little white pumpkins called “baby boo”.
But…I always have a hard time finding them.
This year, I decided to make my own.
Dollar Store Pumpkin Makeover.
Dollar Store Pumpkin Makeover
I was looking for tiny little pumpkins.
I found these cute little 4″ metallic pumpkins* and the slightly larger foam pumpkin at my local Dollar Tree.
At $1.00 each, I couldn’t pass them up.
I painted the pumpkins with Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint in White Birch*.
It took 4-5 coats to fully cover the metallic green.
In hindsight, I wish I would have left a little green showing through. I think it would have made it more unique.
I used Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylics Paint in Coffee Bean to paint the stem and accent the grooves of the pumpkin. To make it look more realistic, I used a baby wipe to strategically wipe off some of the extra brown paint.
The whole project only took a couple hours to make due to the paint drying time.
For an extra added touch...You can also embellish the pumpkins with leaves and twine.
I'm really pleased with the way they turned out.
They are a great and festive addition to my Fall Centerpiece.
Best part is… they won’t spoil or rot and I can reuse them year after year.
For additional fun fall projects and creative fun, visit me at
Sue's Creative Workshop
www.sueeldred.com or click blog project post below.
- Foam pumpkins
- Acrylic paint
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!Go