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Dollar Tree Pumpkin

This months theme on Ten on the 10th is Pumpkins. Which I love! I mean who doesn’t love pumpkins, fall leaves, and cooler weather? Today I’m sharing an easy, low cost way to make a Buffalo Check Pumpkin.

A great big shout out to this months hostess Anne from The Apple Street Cottage. She rocks!

I found this pumpkin and these metal words at the Dollar Tree awhile back.

I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with them, but I picked them up anyway!

wooden pumpkin, paintbrush, paint

The pumpkin was cute, but not quite the look I was going for.

I removed the raffia and the silver leaf.

Once that was done, I flipped it over.

paintin a pumpkin white

Then I gave it two coats of white acrylic paint.

blue tape, pumpkin

When the white paint had dried really well, I created vertical stripes using blue tape.

painting buffalo pumpkin

Then, I applied 1 coat of black acrylic paint.

Before the paint completely dried, I gently remove the blue tape.

painting checks

Once the vertical stripes had dried, it was time to create the horizontal stripes.

Tape off the stripes , then paint.

buffalo check pumpkin

Ta Da!

Full disclosure, I had planned on covering the pumpkin with buffalo check scrapbook paper.

However, I ran short on time and decided to paint instead of going shopping.

Scrapbook paper would be a great alternative to painting!

dry brush pumpkin

Now I wanted a little more definition, so I dry brushed every other square using white acrylic paint.

painting pumpkin stem

Next, paint the stem.

I had to do a couple of coats to get great coverage.

To give it a little pop I added a little gold to the stem once it was dry.

Sorry, I thought I had a picture but no!

Buffalo check pumpkin

Once the pumpkin was painted, I added a cute bow and glued the tin “welcome” onto the bottom!

So what did my Buffalo Check pumpkin cost?

Pumpkin $1.00

Welcome sign $.33 ( it was a set of 3 for $1.00)

Paint and ribbon – free! I already had them in my stash.

Total cost: $1.33

Ten on the 10th

Now please join me in visiting my fellow Ten on the 10th bloggers. They are so talented and I can’t wait to see all of their fabulous ideas!

Ann – The Apple Street Cottage
Patti – Pandora’s Box
Terrie – Decorate & More With Tip
Carol – Bluesky at Home
Kathy – Up To Date Interiors

Buffalo Check pumpkin


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Tammy from Patina and Paint
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