I found a cute fall crafting idea for those round paper mache boxes from Dollar Tree, and it's a very easy project!.
Dollar Tree Round Craft Box Pumpkins
I purchased two of these round paper mache boxes with lids at Dollar Tree.
First, I painted the boxes with a couple of coats of Decoart Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint in Heritage but any orange chalky or chalk paint will work.
Next, I distressed the boxes with 220 grit sandpaper with an all over sanding.
At my request, my husband brought home some sticks with bark in 3/4" and 2" widths from our cabin. The sticks were cut on a diagonal on the chop saw. The sticks were cut into 1 3/4" lengths, and glued to the center of the box lids with E6000 Craft Adhesive. I let the glue dry overnight.
This sheet of rub on transfers is also from Dollar Tree.
I cut out the words "gather" and "thankful".
I waxed the boxes with Dixie Belle Best Dang Wax in Clear and a fiber rag.
The last step was to tie some raffia onto my pumpkin stem, and my pumpkins were finished!