Favorite Things Thursday ~ dollar store pumpkins

You may have noticed that so many people love the dollar store pumpkins! I have seen so many amazing ideas using the dollar store styrofoam pumpkins, so I just had to get some, and see what I could do!

I started by removing the stems and tags.Because I didn’t want the orange color to show through my fabric, I gave them a quick coat of paint. Make a hole at the top of each pumpkin, big enough to place your stem in, but not too big, or the stem will be loose and sloppy.Cut strips of fabric, my pieces were 18 inches long, and 1.5 inches wide. I used 10 strips of fabric on each pumpkin.Using a hot glue gun, or glue of your choice, start gluing the fabric on the pumpkin. I started at the top, wrapped around the bottom, and finished at the top, this keeps all cut ends at the top of the pumpkin, and can easily be hidden by the stem.I wrapped all the raised parts of the pumpkin with fabric first, and then went back around to put fabric on the grooves of the pumpkin. Trim excess fabric on the top of the pumpkin. Make sure to leave the hole open, so you can push the stem into the hole. And, the bottom of the pumpkin, no cut edges!

These pumpkins were seriously so easy to make and inexpensive! The pumpkins were $1 each, and I spent $6 on fabric. The fabric covered five pumpkins from the dollar store, and three small $1 pumpkins that I bought at Walmart. For a total of $14 spent, I made 8 pumpkins!

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  1. These are really cute. With their neutral colors, they look like they would be welcome in Thistlewood Farm’s home. Thanks!

    1. Thank you so much!!!πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

      1. Can’t wait to make the adorable pumpkins.
        Thank you

  2. What a posh collection of chic pumpkins – they certainly don’t look like they were created on fourteen bucks! Good on you – job well done! Thanks for sharing your techniques.
    And happy Pink Saturday!

    1. Thank you so much!!! Such a sweet compliment!!πŸ’—

  3. Loving this! Pinning and will make. Thank you!

    1. Thank you so much!!πŸ’—

  4. Wow, I passed by these orange pumpkins at Dollar Tree, not thinking that I could use the strips to make something so adorable! I hope that next time I stop by they have some pumpkins left; definitely going to have to try this! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you so much!!!πŸ’—

  5. how cute!!! I just love them! ah ha we featured this from the Instagram #falldecorfriday and now you linked up with Thursday Favorite Things! Thank you

    1. Thank you! Thursday favorite things is one of my favorite link parties!! Loving your new Instagram hashtag too!!!πŸ’—

  6. I love the ticking! So cute! Those dollar store pumpkins are the best. I just did a project with them myself!

    1. Thank you so much!!!πŸ’—

  7. Awesome idea Emily! I am featuring you today at TFT! I hope you will join us again this week. Have a great day!

    1. Thank you so much!! You’re the sweetest!!!πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

  8. Beautiful makeover on those pumpkins! I love them and I will be making some too.

    1. Thank you so much!!!πŸ’—

  9. Emily, I love these. I have done a lot of things with my “fake” pumpkins, but I haven’t tried this. It is definitely now on my project list.

    Happy Pink Saturday. Thank you so much for joining us to make Pink Saturdays special. This post is being featured on my Pink Saturday post this week as “the one with the most clicks”.β™₯β™₯β™₯

    1. Thank you so much for featuring my pumpkins on pink Saturday!!πŸ’—

  10. Love these, Emily! I’ve done lots of things with pumpkins but never wrapped them with fabric like this…..yet! New project on my To Try list πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much!!πŸ’—

  11. Hi Emily! I guess I’m right there with you in the not knowing you had a blog too girl! Well, now I do and I’ll be peeking in on you from time to time! BTW, these pumpkins are ADORABLE and I really need to make some too! Congrats on your feature over at Stroll thru Life, isn’t Marty a doll? πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you, sweet girl!! Marty is such a doll!! πŸ’—

  12. You did great job on those little pumpkins

    1. Thank you so much!!πŸ’—

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