Welcome to 10 on the 10th! This month’s theme is all things Fall. Which I love because it’s all things fall here at the Castle. This month I’m sharing a blue and white Dollar Tree pumpkin.
I don’t know about you , but I’m always on the hunt for smaller items to add to my seasonal two tiered tray. All those smaller knick knacks can get a little pricey.
So on a recent trip to the Dollar Tree I spied a few items, that with a little make over, would be perfect for my tray.
Of course, my blue and white pumpkin didn’t start out that way.
This is what it looked like when I bought it.
Well, without the white paint splotches.
(Note to self: Take the before picture before you start painting!)
Cute, but not my style.
So, I flipped it over and on the back side gave it a couple of coats of white paint.
Originally, I was going to replace the stem with something a little more rustic.
However, I decided to take a craft knife and mess this one up.
Effectively making this one very rustic.
Once the stem was done, I took some scrap material from my new kitchen valance and used Mod Podge to attach it to the pumpkin.
While that was drying, I painted a dollar tree leaf in a fall design.
After that, I attached the leaf to the pumpkin using velcro.
A little raffia added to the stem and my blue and white Dollar Tree pumpkin is finished.
Cost for my pumpkin?
Leaf: There were 5 leaves in a package for a $1.00, .20 per leaf.
Fabric : free
Mod Podge: free
All free products were already in my studio!
Not only was my blue and white Dollar Tree pumpkin easy to make, but it looks so cute on my fall two tiered tray!
Now I hope that you will join me in visiting the rest of the 10 on the 10th participants to see what Fall things they’ve come up with.