Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Happy Camper Pumpkin

 Now that it's September, it's time to jump right in to Fall projects!

Every year I stock up on pumpkins from the dollar store. There are so many things you can do with them.

Here are some I transformed & shared on the blog back in 2011.
You can see that post HERE.
I can't believe I've been blogging that long!!!

This project is a little more whimsical than the book covered pumpkins from my past.
I started by painting the pumpkin with the Dixie Belle color Flamingo...

Once dry, I added painters tape around the pumpkin and painted below it with the color Mermaid Tail...

I used a small paintbrush to add a thin line of Colonel Mustard between the Flamingo and the Mermaid Tail...

Pencil erasers make perfect polka dots...

I painted on a door and a window, then glued flowers below the window to create a window box...

I glued on 2 wood slices for wheels...

I painted a craft stick, glued another wood slice onto it, and inserted it into the pumpkin...

I painted 3 toothpicks, inserted them into the pumpkin, and added a banner made by folding paper tape over twine and cutting the tape into triangles...

Finally, I took my camper and parked it at the lake...

Do you think this is how Cinderella goes camping?

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  1. So super cute! Can't wait to share with my friend who wants a fun camper some day.
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  2. OMG, so cute! So many fun things one can turn a pumpkin into. Visiting from Vintage Charm party.

  3. How adorable is this! Such a creative way to decorate a dollar store pumpkin. Pinned :)

  4. Your trailer pumpkin is sooooo cute and creative! I love it!!!! I can't wait to show my friend who has a little trailer, she'll want to have one of these! :)

  5. Super cute fall project. I will be featuring this at my Fall into Fall party that opens at 8pm EST tonight. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks. http://diybydesign.blogspot.com

  6. Don't you mean glamping? LOL Oh my goodness this is absolutely adorable and so original! Dollar store strikes again:) It's too cute -- I love it. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. Pinned! xo Kathleen

  7. What a cute idea! I really love fall and all the fun crafts. Happy Fall, Kippi

  8. Oh my gosh Virginia, this is darling!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  9. Who would have thought a pumpkin could look so darn cute! Such a fabulous idea to turn a pumpkin into the most amazing camper. Love all the details you imagined. What a clever lady you are!

  10. I made M & Ms out of faux pumpkins for a friend that has a collection


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