I am all about having pretty things! But I am also a very thrifty woman too! If you’re the same way then you’re at the right blog, and I just so happen to be sharing a super easy Dollar Store Pumpkin Craft too! The way I see it is that you shouldn’t have to break the bank to have pretty things. Each season I challenge myself to create pretty things with #dollarstorefinds to add my collection. The best part is that I’ll be sharing them all with you! How sweet is that, right?
Anyways welcome to Faith Crafts & Pretty Things! It’s a pleasure and honor to have you here. Let’s get to creating pretty things with #dollarstorefinds shall we?
Dollar Store Pumpkin Craft
This Dollar Store Pumpkin Craft is super easy and so pretty! Everything you need can be bought at the Dollar Tree to include the paint and wire basket. It took me about 35 mins from start to finish for this project. I believe that this is a great little project to do with kiddies 8 + yrs old, but they’d probably need a little help with the glue gun.
Supplies Needed: All from Dollar Tree
Pumpkin Sign (shown in the image above)
Sponge Paint Brushes
Little Pumpkins (4 pack) & medium pumpkins (3 pack)
Wire Kitchen Basket (shown in the image below)
Metal Words – Fall Themed (shown below)
Glue Gun & Glue
Scrap Box or Cardboard to cover your work area
1 – Remove the metal leaf, twine hanger, and bow from the sign. Next, using a baby wipe or a wet rag, gently remove as much glitter from the letters as possible.
2 – Next you’re going to paint the sign white, don’t worry about the stem it will be covered with twine anyways. While your pumpkin is drying, you’re going to paint the wire basket and leaf grey. Set them aside to dry.
3 – Start heating up your glue gun. Next, remove the pumpkins from the little clips they are attached too, and paint them white. Let dry.
4 – Time to add the twine and bow to the stem area. Add a little drop of glue at that base of the stem, place the end of the twine over it, and press down to secure. Continue this process until you’ve wrapped the stem in twine, secure the final end to the back of the stem. Now you can add your bow at the base of the stem where it meets the pumpkin.
5 – Adding the metal fall-themed word. Turn the metal word over so the back is facing up, add a dap of glue to the ends and center. This will help create a little base to help raise the word off of your sign. Next, add glue dabs close to the raised areas you just created and secure the word at the center of your pumpkin.
6 – By now your basket and leaf should be dried. It’s time to add the ribbon and leaf to it. Weave the ribbon in and out of the holes of the basket meeting the ends in the middle. Add a dollop of glue on one end and secure the other end to it, on the inside of the basket. Next, add some glue to the leaf and secure it in the center of the basket and ribbon.
7 – Decide where you want the basket and add 5 or 6 lines of glue in that area on the pumpkin. Then, firmly press the wire basket onto the glue, holding it in place for a few seconds.
8 – Add some scrap material, straw, or some sort of stuffing to your basket and place the pumpkins inside. Next, if you’re planning on hanging your sign you can restring the twine through the holes. If not you’re done!
Dollar Store Pumpkin Craft
This is a fairly easy project and can be completed in less than an hour. It’s great for a Fall craft night and affordable to make. I used chalk paint for my project, only because I already had it in my supplies. Chalk paint does dry quicker, and a great crafting investment too. Definitely worth having it around!
If I created this project again, I would probably sand some of the original wording off. It shows through a little bit, but I think it actually adds depth to the pumpkin. Other than that I love how it turned out. The cost to create this project varies depending on the supplies you have on hand. I personally had to buy the pumpkins (small and medium ones), metal words, and a wire basket. So it cost me $4 to create mine. But I have 2 more words left and 2 small pumpkins left for another project.
I love having pretty things but refuse to spend a ton of money to have them. So I create them using #dollarstorefinds, and I share how I do them here on Faith Crafts & Pretty Things. There are loads more Fall crafting to be done, and most last right up until it’s time to Christmas Craft and decorate. So stay tuned for more fall crafts, and don’t forget to share with your friends, family, and followers too.
Thanks for reading my Dollar Store Pumpkin Craft and as always it’s a pleasure sharing with you!