Dollar Tree Pumpkin Makeover: 3 EASY ideas with VIDEOS!

Hello friends! Today I have a new tutorial for you- Easy Dollar Tree Pumpkin Makeover using paint

These are simple, quick and cheap to make but the results are so trendy!

New Dollar Tree craft items keep showing up on the aisle, but these Dollar Tree Pumpkins are an old favorite!

I love the clean and simple black and white look I was able to achieve. The pumpkins look like something you would find at a trendy store.

Dollar Tree Pumpkin makeover


Dollar Tree Pumpkins Makeover VIDEO:

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Here is what you will need-

dollar tree foam pumpkin decorating

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.

art supplies


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 🙂

how to paint a pumpkin

Drawing and lettering on this foam pumpkin are 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 the 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!

no carve pumpkin decorating

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.

Doodling on a pumpkin with Tombow Marker

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And another bonus? I can easily use and reuse these Dollar Tree pumpkins and paint over them again in the next few years!

lettering onto a pumpkin


Here is another idea, I scooped out the foam of the pumpkin to create a black and white contrast idea!

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The Dollar Tree pumpkin is a foam carvable pumpkin. I have painted these cute pumpkins before but today I was in a mood to carve them.

Using an Exacto knife or sharp knife draw wonky circles all around the pumpkin and then scoop out the foam to create craters or dents into the pumpkin. Be careful to just remove some of the foam and not make holes into the pumpkin.

Paint the entire pumpkin white. I gave a nice thick coat of white acrylic paint. This will seal all the loose foam bits and give a nice finished look. Then paint the stalk black (or maybe gold if you want!)

Finally with a smaller brush paint the outside rims black. I love the black and white contrast and how unique and modern this looks. You can finish it off with a coat of varnish spray.

Smitha Crochets granny square circle center pattern


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