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Transform Ordinary Dollar Tree Pumpkins

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 Pumpkin Makeover

Dollar Tree Pumpkin Makeover

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.

Dollar Tree Pumpkins

Dollar Tree Pumpkins

Additional Dollar Tree purchase for this project was some moss for $1.00.

Dollar Tree moss

Dollar Tree moss

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Painting the upholstery springs

Note to self  don’t forget to stop to purchase some copper paint for those rusty springs. I purchased two different types of Rust-Oleum copper spray paint.

Sofa Upholstery Springs and Rust-Oleum Paint

Sofa Upholstery Springs and Rust-Oleum Paint

The springs look amazing with one coat of paint!

Painting the spring copper

Painting the spring copper

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.

Dollar Tree pumpkin and X-acto knife

Dollar Tree pumpkin and X-acto knife

Supplies and tools

My latest video about the pumpkin transformation:

Dollar Tree pumpkin after removing the flower and leaves

Dollar Tree pumpkin after removing the flower and leaves

Then using my X-acto knife I cut out a hole the size of my stem (stick) before painting.

Cut the hole for the stem

Cut the hole for the stem

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.

Painted pumpkin

Painted pumpkin

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.

Adding some gray and white paint

Adding some gray and white paint

Using white paint for the outer parts

Using white paint for the outer parts

Wiping off some of the paint

Wiping off some of the paint

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.

Dollar Tree pumpkin decorated

Dollar Tree pumpkin decorated

Place some moss on your upholstery spring to form a moss “nest” for the pumpkin to sit on.

Copper painted upholstery spring

Copper painted upholstery spring

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.

Dollar Tree Pumpkin Makeover

Dollar Tree Pumpkin Makeover

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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Please say hello in the comments below and let me know you visited today.

Have a great day.

Hugs,

Kippi

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Amber Ferguson

Thursday 17th of September 2020

Super cute transformation! I am happy to feature you at TFT this week Thanks for sharing! https://followtheyellowbrickhome.com/soft-and-serene-september-vibes-at-thursday-favorite-things/

Theresa @ Shoestring Elegance

Thursday 17th of September 2020

Good morning, Kippi I LOVE, love, love your sweet pumpkin. Congratulations I'm featuring you this week at the TFT party! Thank you so much for sharing!! Happy Almost Fall!!

Michelle

Wednesday 2nd of October 2019

Oh wow! Great upcycle of the springs! I think most people would look at them and toss them. Your pumpkins look fabulous! Thanks for linking up to Creative Compulsions.

Roseann Hampton

Sunday 29th of September 2019

Very pretty - what a nice transformation! Thanks for sharing with us at The Blogger's Pit Stop!

Marilyn Lesniak

Saturday 28th of September 2019

Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too!

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