Dollar Store Pumpkin Upscaled

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1 Hour

Ready to take your Dollar Store pumpkins to the next level? Check out what I did to upscale some cute pumpkins.

By making a few simple changes to your inexpensive pumpkins, you can get a whole new look! You can add new stems, leaves, succulents, twine/jute and vinyl. Doing these extra steps really makes a difference and it turns your Dollar Store pumpkins into classy decor for Fall!


By using twine and a few embellishments you can change the whole look.

First, remove the tinsel.

Now you have the base.

Wrap the plain base with twine or jute.

Now add some leaves and a bow.

With just some hot glue, this went from drab to fabulous! You can get creative and add whatever embelishments you like.

Before & After

What do you think? Here are some other pumpkins I did below.

Here I glued on a wooden stem and added some burlap leaves to the top.

These are some gorgeous ceramic pumpkins that I added some vinyl sayings to.

This is another set of ceramic pumpkins also with vinyl wording.

These are some cute burlap pumpkins I found. I added a stem and some colored leaves.

On this pumpkin, I simply added a succulent and a few more leaves.

I thought these two look great together!

Here is a cute display using my up-scaled Dollar Tree pumpkins.

You can mix and match them depending on what style you are going for.

I hope you guys enjoyed this tutorial! Check out my Facebook page for more ideas.

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2 questions
  • Cookie
    on Sep 18, 2020

    How do you do the vynil wording?

    • Jeanne Martin
      Jeanne Martin
      on Sep 22, 2020

      There are cutting machines that do it after you design it. They are amazing! Cricut (pronounced cricket) and Silhouette are the two most popular among crafters.

  • Tam
    on Sep 22, 2020

    Can I borrow your brain for the weekend????

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  • Melinda Record
    Melinda Record
    on Sep 23, 2020

    I love ALL of these, but especially the pumpkin "frame" wrapped in twine. How do you come up with such unique, special ideas ... you are so clever and talented. All these Fall pumpkins are perfect for decor from Halloween through to Thanksgiving! Such fun, and I/we so appreciate you sharing AND inspiring ~ keep sending your ideas this way!!

  • Necee Marie
    Necee Marie
    on Oct 12, 2020

    Love your pumpkins!

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