DIY Updating a Dollar Store Pumpkin to Farmhouse Style Decor

4 Materials
10 Minutes

I decided to see what I could do to update some of the foam pumpkins that are available in Dollar stores to a farmhouse style that I would like to decorate with for the fall season.

I started by removing the tag and the stem, which is a simple piece of styrofoam attached by a toothpick and some glue.

Then I added a light layer of white acrylic paint.

I wanted the orange to show through so that is why I chose to paint a light layer with acrylic paint as opposed to using spray paint etc.

Then I used a dry rag to wipe off a little more paint. I liked the overall look of letting a little more orange show through and smoothing out some of the brush strokes.

I chose to use a cinnamon stick as my new stem.

So I simply pushed it through the top of the pumpkin where I had removed the original stem.

I wanted it to be angled, so I simply held it in place and hot glued it while I held it at an angle until the glue set up.

Then I chose to add a buffalo check plaid bow to the stem to finish my farmhouse style pumpkin.

So adorable!

I absolutely love the finish result of this project.. so cute and fits in with my farmhouse style perfectly!

(*see my blog to see more photo's of how I used this pumpkin to decorate around the house)

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1 question
  • Mimi Lafeurs
    on Oct 16, 2019

    Why did you remove the original top stem?

    • ClutteredCorkBoard
      on Oct 17, 2019

      Hi Mimi,

      The original stem could be left on,

      I changed it for personal preference.

      (it also helped make it easier to tie a bow on it)

      Thanks for asking.

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