Transform Ordinary Dollar Tree Pumpkins

4 Materials
$5
30 Minutes
Easy

Easy, budget friendly DIY Dollar Tree Pumpkins transformed into High-End Decor, non-traditional fall colors, pinks, sea foam green, white and copper with roses. Dazzle your fall and Thanksgiving guests with beautiful handmade decor.

Pretty pumpkin stand and frosted mirror

Did you know pumpkins are not just for fall? Therefore, I wanted to grab a couple extra Dollar Tree pumpkins while shopping at the dollar store so I could transform them into an elegant tablescape for anytime of year. If you love pretty in pink pumpkins, styled with green and white pumpkins did you also know they can be used for pumpkin birthday parties, baby-shower decorating and more?

Dollar Tree pumpkin before transformation

Dollar Tree Pumpkins

The shape and size of these Dollar Tree pumpkins were perfect to sit on some old rusty upholstery springs I had stored in the studio. I grabbed a cart full of these pumpkins to transform into some elegant decorations I had been dreaming about creating.

Spray painting the springs copper!

Note to self don't forget to stop to purchase some copper paint for those rusty springs. I purchased two different types of Rust-Oleum copper spray paint.

The springs look amazing with one coat of paint!

 

Removed the floral from the pumpkin


Supplies and tools

  • X-acto Knife
  • Pumpkins
  • Chalk paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Floral
  • Upholstery spring
  • Spray paint
  • Moss
  • Display riser
  • Bead garland
  • Doily
  • Hot glue and hot glue gun

 

 

 

Cut a stem hole

Then using my X-acto knife I cut out a hole the size of my stem (stick) before painting.

Green painted pumpkin

I painted 2 coats of green chalk paint on these Dollar Tree Pumpkins and let them dry overnight before adding some gray and white highlights.

 

I wanted to add some more interest to the green painted pumpkin so I painted gray paint in the grooves and I painted the high spots white. 

 

Adding high and low lights

While the paint was still wet I quickly removed some of the paint with paper towels.

Dollar Tree moss

I placed some moss on the upholstery spring to form a moss "nest" for the pumpkin to sit on.

Transformation also completed

Decorating the pumpkins

The chalk paint only took minutes to dry hence I was able to get my Dollar Tree Pumpkins decorated in minutes. This pretty green pumpkin needed a pink flower, some greenery and a stem (stick from my yard) to be finished. It still needed something so I used the glitter leaf I removed from the original pumpkin since it had a rose hue to it. I added a little hot glue to hold the flower and leaves in place. With that glittery leaf added it was perfect.

Pumpkin sitting on the moss nest

The pink wooden display riser I made from scrap wood and the how to build one is in this earlier post. The crocheted doily adds another feminine element. I love the bead garland and with the rustic twine tassel too.

Elegant Fall and Thanksgiving Decor

This pretty pumpkin says happy fall in a non-traditional pumpkin style. Crafting tip: I never know how I am going to use some of these interesting (upholstery springs) upcycle items, so I keep some on hand for craft times such as this.

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Happy Fall!!!

Hugs,

Kippi

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1 question
  • Ticia
    Ticia
    on Sep 11, 2020

    It came out really cute but where in the world did you get springs of all things? Loved it.

    • Kippi | Kippi At Home
      Kippi | Kippi At Home
      on Sep 13, 2020

      Thank you so much. The springs are out of some old chairs. We own an upholstery workroom so we are always looking for ways to reuse those old springs. See my blog for more.

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