Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Dollar Store Pumpkins ~

Okay, I am now feeling the season. Fall is among us and that means Halloween is right around the corner! Oh, how I love to decorate for Halloween...

I recently picked these pumpkins up from the Dollar Tree. 

I pulled out my Goodwill dictionary and Mod Podge and started covering each pumpkin. 

I then jumped into our greenbelt and grabbed a few branches. 

And hot-glued them into place.

I reached for my Spanish Moss (also from the Dollar Tree). 

I thought these little guys needed a little bit more. So rummaging through my "craft stuff" I found these leaves. 

Ah, much better.

Here they are...looking so cute!



These pumpkins are a great way to add a little Fall decor inexpensively! 

Sources:
Pumpkins: Dollar Tree
Dictionary Pages: Goodwill
Spanish Moss: Dollar Tree
Halloween Books: Michaels
Runner: Target
Concrete Head: Flea Market
White Mask: Goodwill


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41 comments:

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Ohhhhh how I miss the Dollar Tree! (I'm stashbusting this month). What a wonderful idea!! Turned out great Chelsea.

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Those are totally fabulous and I just emailed my daughter to let her know that we will be making them this Saturday:) I can't wait. Thanks so much for showing us how:)
~Debra
Capers of the vintage vixens

Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training said...

Very, very cute!

Love the mask on the bust (I think that’s what it’s called) as well.

Kendra aka "Domestic Princess in Training"

♥ Calamity Anne ♥ said...

I LOVE how they turned out!!!

Erin The Apartment Homesteader said...

Those look great! And will go perfectly with my new book wreath! (:

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

Those are adorable! I'm going to look for a dictionary next time I'm at the thrift store. Great idea!

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

these are sooo cute! I'm going to have to make some!

Love the Decor! said...

So very cute!!

ChRiS said...

i have so many pumpkins but seriously i think these would look great on my desk (believe me not the 1 i use everyday i have no room lol )

Ashley said...

I was at the DT not too long ago and saw some of these pumpkins, but didn't buy any. Gotta make anothor trip! Great idea (and I love the bust! It's great!)
Also, I gave you an award on my blog - hope you'll check it out!http://noapologycrafts.blogspot.com/2010/09/sweet-award.html
Ashley @ No Apologies!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

They are cute, Chelsea! I have to get back to Dollar Tree.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I love, love, love these!!!!

Jennie said...

You ROCKED those little DT pumkins world! They look fabulous now. Great job, as always:)

Jennie @ CInnaberry Suite

Shannon @ Posh Pieces said...

ok, these are amazing. I need to go get some pumpkins to try this out now. :-)

Kim said...

Those turned out really cute, Chelsea. I like the extra touches of the moss and sticks.

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Cute! I love these and can't wait to get started on my own set! Thanks for such a simple yet clever idea!

Traci at ThreeDogsAtHome said...

Super great idea. I could see using sheet music too.
Traci

Terrell said...

Such an adorable and thrifty creation!! Way to go, girly! They're just delightful as always!!
Hugs to you,
~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

I'll be right back........gotta zip off to my very own Dollar Tree.. That's tooooo clever.

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Alison said...

These are fabulous!! I had been dreaming up some kind of book page Halloween craft! Love these!

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Totally adorable!

Diane Costanza said...

I just love simple to make statement pieces! That is a great afternoon craft project. Thanks for sharing the idea.

Diane

Sheila @ Dodging Raindrops said...

Wow! Fantastic! I'll have to try this. Thanks for the detailed instructions - so appreciated.

Andrea said...

Those are so cute! Very creative!

AliLilly said...

OH MY GOSH!!! I LOVE IT!! I SERIOUSLY LOVE IT!! Do you know Bella with http://bellabeforeandafter.blogspot.com/?? She is crazy in love with my newspaper gift box and bows I did...you MUST show her this!!! :)

Bella said...

Yeah my girl Ami sent me this link, and she does know me so well, hehe, these are INCREDIBLE, and i actually have a bunch of dollar store pumpkins from years ago. These look so cool, I don't even know how you came up with it but THANK YOU, and yes totally come over to my place and link these up to my NEW party. I would really LOVE to have you. Thanks again AMI for sharing this with me, :)

Sarah said...

I love your holiday decor, you're so creative.

Heather - Dollarstorecrafts.com said...

So cute! I linked to your project on the Dollar Store Crafts facebook page! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dollar-Store-Crafts/161233564682

Denise said...

I love these pumpkins!

I hope you don't mind. I linked your post to my Porch and Garden Party at firstadream.blogspot.com.

allison @ itstoilegood.blogspot.com said...

love this idea! I should make a few of these to go in the bathroom I have my book page wreath hanging! The sparkly leaves just really make them special! Thanks for sharing!

Val said...

I love these. So cute.

ANKH said...

I love how they turned out! I will be giving this a try!

You should enter these into the Recycled Halloween Craft Challenge here:

http://henthornehandmade.blogspot.com/2010/08/recycled-halloween-challenge-will-you.html

Green Willow Pond said...

What a cute idea! I just bought 4 pumpkins at the dollar store and planned to paint them. Maybe I'll try one of these...then maybe I'll have to go back and buy more LOL!

Christene said...

LOVE your pumpkins! I just found your blog and I love it! Great ideas and beautiful pictures. Lovely!

Christene from Whipperberry.com

Megan {Honey We're Home} said...

I love this project! Looks great!

Alison said...

I love this! I featured your pumpkins on my blog today:

http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/2010/09/pumpkin-patch-at-oopsey-daisy.html

Thanks for the inspiration!
~Alison

For The Luv Of Boys said...

OH I love these! I especially like fall decorations that aren't all orange - it's nice to mix it up! Great job!

Rhonda said...

Thank you for submitting this awesome project to Dollar Store Crafts! Look for it to be featured in a Reader Roundup of fall decor crafts sometime in the next week! :)

MoiraCoon said...

That's awesome! Very clever!

The House of Healy said...

These are so cute. I absolutely love how you did these. And they don't have a thousand steps to make them! Thank you for this inspiring craft.

And, might I add, your table arrangement is to die for. SO original and great.

Thanks!!!!

-Sondra

Meg said...

Darling as usual and way cute on the cheap!

I love the mask on your head! I have a garden head that is wearing her purple and black witch hat and purple mask!

Meg

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