Hot Wheels Pumpkin

7 Materials
$20
2 Hours

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Grab some Hot Wheels tracks the next time you are at the Dollar store to make this Fall decor.

To start this project you will need some Dollar Tree Hot Wheels tracks and they come in packs of two. You want to get four packs of these.  

We want the narrower side facing up for this project.  

Start by placing them around in a circle.  

Next, I’m going to be taking a small wooden dowel and I'm going to put a little bit of hot glue around the bottom. 

I'm going to then push it through one of the holes.  

Once the glue is nice and dry, I’m going to add to it. I'm going to just slide each one onto the dowel until they are all on. You'll notice that depending on what direction I want these tracks to go, I'm kind of alternating back and forth with where I placethem. 

 

Now that they are all in place, we are going to do another little layer of hot glue to hold them in place.  

Now that the glue has dried, we're going to be taking and folding the tracks over one by one. 

Once you have the tracks where you want them, you may have to move these around to kind of get the shape that you're looking to get.  

After they are arranged, you can put some hot glue on the top to hold them in place.  

To give the pumpkin a little more stability, we want to attach it to a base. I have an old frame I don’t need so used some hot glue to attach the pumpkin to the frame.  

Once this is all adhered to the frame, we're going to add some floral foam to the center. I sliced a little slit into the center so that it would fit around the dowel. 

To decorate the inside of the pumpkin, add lots of fall flowers and just stick them right into the foam.  

 

Here is my base all covered with all the flowers that I was using.  

Now we're going to be adding a stem to our pumpkin. I had a small branch that worked perfectly. Hot glue should keep it in place.  

To cover up the glue around the stem, make and add a big bow. I used hot glue again to hold it in place. 

Finally, add some leaves to finish off the top.  

Here is my Hot Wheels pumpkin centerpiece. I really think it turned out great, and it was super easy to make and very inexpensive. It makes a great centerpiece or just great decor in your home for any of the fall holidays.

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