Did you know pumpkins are not just for fall? Therefore, I wanted to grab a couple extra Dollar Tree pumpkins while shopping at the dollar store so I could transform them into an elegant tablescape for anytime of year. If you love pretty in pink pumpkins, styled with green and white pumpkins did you also know they can be used for pumpkin birthday parties, baby-shower decorating and more?
Dollar Tree Pumpkins
The shape and size of these Dollar Tree pumpkins were perfect to sit on some old rusty upholstery springs I had stored in the studio. I grabbed a cart full of these pumpkins to transform into some elegant decorations I had been dreaming about creating.
Additional Dollar Tree purchase for this project was some moss for $1.00.
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Painting the upholstery springs
The springs look amazing with one coat of paint!
Painting the Dollar Tree pumpkins
I pulled out the flowers together with the leaves from the top of the pumpkin. Keep these removed items for later.
Supplies and tools
- X-acto Knife
- Chalk paint
- Paint brushes
- Upholstery spring
- Spray paint
- Display riser
- Bead garland
- Hot glue and hot glue gun
My latest video about the pumpkin transformation:
Then using my X-acto knife I cut out a hole the size of my stem (stick) before painting.
I painted 2 coats of green chalk paint on these Dollar Tree Pumpkins and let them dry overnight before adding some gray and white highlights.
I wanted to add some more interest to the green painted pumpkin so I painted gray paint in the grooves and I painted the high spots white. While the paint was still wet I quickly removed some of the paint with paper towels.
Decorating the pumpkins
The chalk paint only took minutes to dry hence I was able to get my Dollar Tree Pumpkins decorated in minutes. This pretty green pumpkin needed a pink flower, some greenery and a stem (stick from my yard) to be finished. It still needed something so I used the glitter leaf I removed from the original pumpkin since it had a rose hue to it. I added a little hot glue to hold the flower and leaves in place. With that glittery leaf added it was perfect.
Place some moss on your upholstery spring to form a moss “nest” for the pumpkin to sit on.
The pink wooden display riser I made from scrap wood and the how to build one is in this earlier post. The crocheted doily adds another feminine element. I love the bead garland and with the rustic twine tassel too.
This pretty pumpkin says happy fall in a non-traditional pumpkin style. Crafting tip: I never know how I am going to use some of these interesting upcycle items, so I keep some on hand for craft times such as this.
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