Give the Plain Dollar Tree Pumpkin Another Look Part 1

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i was browsing in dollar tree and found those plain neon orange foam pumpkin. i stood for a moment thinking what i can do with them if i take them with me home.

i decided to make different styles with them and see how they gonna look? i will share with you 4 styles maybe one or two of them will interest you.

when looking to the trendy pumpkins in the decor stores, i noticed that this year colors were more brownish, bronzy and goldish. so from that, i fitch in my diy box and found some items that everybody can find easily in their homes or in dollar tree store or so.

there is lots of diy making over the dollar tree store but today im coming with a slightly different decor that you will discover later.

the most cute thing in a pumpkin is the stem. to make a cute one simply use the clay. it gives the most realistic effect ever.

i used my favorite oven baking clay from Sculpey. i also used a foam pumpkin, a blade cutter, fabric, wire and hot glue.

cut the top making a hole.

use any fabric you like and start folding in and gluing with the hot glue.

this is the wire i used to hold the stem shapes with the clay.

i shaped the clay like a stem and insert the wire inside to hold the shape and don't get ruined when baking it. also it gives the stem some body.

with a wooden applicator or skewers stick i traced some lines to mimic a real pumpkin stem. i got inspired by some pumpkins i had at home.

i baked the stems at 275 degrees for 15 minutes.

ones it cooled down i painted in brown after being dry i added a light coat of gold craft paint.

when it]s completely dry i glued the stem on the pumpkin using the E6000 glue.

This my first one .

for the next pumpkin it was my last year project i tried to color it and adding some gem but then decided to paint it all over with a light white pinkish color.

using the craft blade which i've got it from dollar tree as well. i cut the foam and made some shapes. i also used a foam cutter but i didn't liked it so much it wasn't worth it the purchase. so go ahead and use only a regular cutter for that.

i placed a battery operated candle and it was super cute.

this how it looks now. i hope you like it and you want to do the same maybe your way icon

This is a last year project too that I wanted to upgrade it.

this pumpkin i used gold beads and half sphere gold beads that i had them from a previous project. it turned out very beautiful! At least that what people said when they saw it on my Instagram pah☺️. the pen you see in the corner is a rainstone picker. very helpful for this kind of project, because some of my gold spheres were super tiny. it was very easy to pick and glue. finally, I decided to paint it in the same light pinkish white paint as the previous one.

And this one was from last year too but I repainted in copper paint.

I applied some pod modge glue and sprinkled some glitter. I did the Same thing to the stem and I glued it using the E6000 glue for a strong grab.

I poured some pod modge on the top and on the pumpkin’s lines (I don’t know how to called it) and let it drip. Here I will apply some metallic brown sequins.

With my picker I lined the sequins all over when the glue dripped and on the top around the stem.

This is it my friends and happy fall.

don’t forget yo vote for your favorite pumpkin? 1,2,3 or 4? Leave a comment ⬇️.

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  • Sandra Long Sandra Long on Oct 02, 2021

    I don't see a link for the rhinestone picker. Where did you get it?


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