Dressing up Dollar Store pumpkins - Rachel Teodoro

Dressing up Dollar Store pumpkins

This post was originally seen on Joyful Home and Life where I am a monthly contributor.

I love The Dollar Store!
There are so many great finds and for only a dollar, you can take some risks.


One of my favorite seasonal items to buy are these pumpkins.
Each year, I try to come up with something new to do with them.


Last year, I made book page and twine pumpkins.


The year before that I made silver glittered pumpkins

  

This year, I wanted to try my hand at painting and glazing the pumpkins.
I used Martha Stewart paints and hand painted a few pumpkins blue,


and I spray painted a few pumpkins silver and white.


I felt like after the paint, the pumpkins were lacking just a little dimension, so I used some dark wax to give them a little umph.
**As a side note, I hate the line in the middle of the dollar store pumpkins.**
I attempted to get rid of them so I sanded them down.
DON'T DO THAT!
It pulled the outer coating away and the paint doesn't adhere to the foam underneath.
I learned the lesson for you!


I ended up putting ribbon around the middle to make the seam look better.
I also used ribbon stacked as a stem.


There are so many possibilities for your dollar store pumpkins.
Glazing, painting and adding ribbons are just a few of them.


How do you dress up your faux pumpkins?

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