I have a new favorite Fall decorating item!
For less than $2 each, I transformed dollar store pumpkins into works of art. And, it was super easy.
It's a little time consuming, so put on some music or turn on the tv and let the transformation begin.
What you'll need...
Dollar Store Styrofoam pumpkins.
Dollar Store Spanish Moss.
Pages from an old book torn into pieces.
White acrylic paint.(not pictured)
A stick (not pictured)
E6000 glue (not pictured)
Using the Xacto knife, cut the stem off of the pumpkin. You don't have to be neat with this because it will be covered up by the moss.
When I started adhering the paper to the pumpkin, you could see a little of the orange showing through, so I went back and painted the pumpkin white. Then, I started painting on ModPodge, sticking the paper on the pumpkin, and going back over the paper with another coat of ModPodge.
Here you can see how the orange shows through...
Continue this process (after the pumpkin is painted white) until the entire pumpkin is covered.
I found sticks in my yard that would fit in the hole left from cutting off the stem of the pumpkin. I broke them so that they would reach to the bottom of the pumpkin and put a little E6000 at the end of the stick to stabilize it.
Finally, add a little E6000 around the top of the pumpkin and add some of the Spanish moss.
Oh...and the reason I call these The Well Mannered Pumpkins is because the pages that I used came out of an old Etiquette book.