Hello friends! Today I have a new tutorial for you- Easy Dollar Tree Pumpkin makeover with How-To Video. This one is simple, quick, cheap and the results are so trendy!
This DIY Dollar Tree Pumpkin makeover was so such a fun process for me, and I love the clean and simple black and white look I was able to achieve. The pumpkins look like something you would find at trendy store.
Here is what you will need- pumpkins to decorate. You can buy them at the super market, the craft store or like I did today at Dollar Tree. These are inexpensive and great for crafts! I also got a golden nailpolish at the dollar tree
Other than that we will need a few more items- some white acrylic paint, a foam brush and a black marker. If you are decorating a large pumpkin you would need a thicker marker.
First, we paint the pumpkins. I used acrylic paint and it took about 2 to 3 coats to get a uniform color application. I totally love how the white pumpkin looks, that in itself is such a great transformation. Onto the white painted pumpkin you can add a number of things and decorate it- think sequins, buttons, stickers or even those plastic googly eyes. I plan to use my black marker to decorate this, because I love drawing flowers 🙂
Drawing and lettering on this foam pumpkin is very simple. The foam is firm yet soft and has a little give that allows the marker to move easily. I have tried lettering on a real pumpkin, and that surface is smooth and pen glides too quickly and it is a bit tougher to draw a smooth black line with your marker. I was pleasantly surprised at how much fun it was to draw on the foam pumpkins!
The end result was much more than I had hoped for- those simple black flowers on the white pumpkin turned out neat. This was a fun project, took about an hour to make and since it is a no carve decoration there was no real mess.
And another bonus? I can use and reuse this pumpkin for the next few years!
Today I’m part of the Spooktacular blog hop, we are all making Halloween crafts. I hope you guys join in too!
Please join Barb Garrett of The Everyday Home and all of these other fabulous bloggers participating in this Dollar Store Halloween Crafts Blog Hop.