Sue Eldred
Sue Eldred
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  • Washington, IL

How to Make Over a Dollar Store Pumpkin

3 Materials
2 Hours

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.
how to make over a dollar store pumpkin
Dollar Store Pumpkin Makeover
how to make over a dollar store pumpkin
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.
how to make over a dollar store pumpkin

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.
how to make over a dollar store pumpkin
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 or click blog project post below.

Suggested materials:

  • Foam pumpkins
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
Sue Eldred

Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


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