Wednesday, October 19, 2011

DIY Decor: Dollar-Store Deco Pumpkins

Supplies used!

It's been a while since I've posted any of my fun Fall Decor projects, so here we go!!

I've seen so many cute & creative projects all over Blogland, but these Deco pumpkins at Crafted Niche's blog really caught my eye. I had to make these adorable pumpkins!!

You can hop over to her blog for a step by step tutorial, but here's my quickie version!!

Supplies: Mod Podge, Primer (or white spray paint), a sponge brush, Book pages, Dollar Store pumpkins, moss, tree branches, paint, glue gun and fabric scraps.

1) Cut off the stem from the pumpkin. See pic!!

2) Time to Prime-just cover the pumpkin(s) with a coat of primer and allow to dry.

3) While the primer dried, I began tearing my dictionary pages. I used "P" pages for Pumpkin!!

4) Once the pumpkin was dry, I began applying Mod Podge directly on the pumpkin, then sticking the torn pages on top of the Mod Podge, then sealing it with another coat of Mod Podge on top of the page.

5) Repeat until the pumpkin is completely covered and allow to dry for a few hours.

6) Place the stem onto the pumpkin and glue in place. (See picture)

7) I applied glue around the stem and just stuck some of the floral moss onto it.

8) You can stop here or jazz your pumpkin up with leftover fabric scraps. I free-handed a couple of leaves because I felt like my poor pumpkin needed a splash of color.

I'm loving my easy-peasy Deco Pumpkins! Thanks again to Crafted Niche for such an awesome idea (and thorough tutorial)!!

There's nothing better than decorating on the cheap and the total cost of this project was just $3 since I had most of the materials on-hand!!
Finished product-I love it!!!

Instead of Mod Podging both pumpkins-I sprayed this one with Rustoleum's brown and glued fabric onto it!

 I think it's so much fun to get creative by making your own holiday decor using the colors, fabrics and embellishments that you want to use! I love that I was able to use the same fabric that I've used on other Fall decor so it all ties together nicely!

I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Thanks for popping by!!

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BigBearswife said...

oo I really like the brown one

Jen @ Creating with the J's said...

Both are cute. I think the brown one is my fave. I tried the mod podge and paper project two weeks ago and HATED how it turned out. I was a little upset since it was so time consuming. I think everyone else's look great, but I was not pleased with my attempt.

Anonymous said...

Your pumpkins look fabulous!! I haven't worked with Mod Podge yet. I see so many awesome crafts being done with it. I think it's time for me to experiment :D

Also, I want to thank you for checking out my blog and leaving a sweet comment! See you around!

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

The book page pumpkin is awesome, but I adore the brown painted one with your fabric! Nice job of customizing your seasonal touches. :)
Visiting from SYS!

Lindsay said...

OH, I really like what you've done! What great decor. Very cute!

Christina Williams said...

I really, really love the brown one! I love how you did the top of it, and that ribbon goes beautifully!
~Christina @

Kristine @ JandMs Eye Candy said...

GREAT ideas!! Thanks for sharing!!

We host a weekly linky party on Tuesdays and Sundays and I would love for you to link this up! And of course anything else you would like to share! Looking forward to following your cute blog!

Also, THANK YOU for your sweet comment on our blog! I appreciate it so much :)

Carli said...

I love these-they came out Fab! I love how well they go with the rest of your decor! Great job. Thanks for visiting my blog!New follower here!

Chris said...

Hi there, they both are lovely but I like the brown one best. Thank you so much for sharing. I'm a little late, LOL I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris