This could be it.
This could be the last fall DIY decor project.
Until next year.
I’m just itchin’ to move along to Halloween.
A good ole upcycle. A Dollar Tree pumpkins upcycle to be specific.
These were so simple to upcycle, its almost ridiculous.
Its especially ridiculous how I burned my fingertips to pieces with the hot glue gun on such a simple project.
Happens every time.
Every. Single. Time.
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I found these little gems at the Dollar Tree in this state:
They had a weird seam in the middle, but I figured I could do something to cover it up.
I started off by giving them a coat of Rust-Oleum Heirloom White, with their bottoms up first, in case any paint came off when I sprayed the tops.
I love Heirloom White. In this spray painter’s opinion, it is the perfect off white.
I painted the stems metallic gold with basic acrylic paint, then took orange grosgrain ribbon and hot-glued it along that ugly seam. I put a dot of hot glue in each little vertical crevice of the pumpkin, then pushed the ribbon in.
What do you think about my $3 pumpkin upcycle?
This has been a seriously frugal fall decorating season!
See more great fall decorating ideas on a budget…
7 Simple and Frugal Fall Decorating Ideas – simple and frugal, but with big impact!
Glittery Fall Garland – the perfect touch of glitter!
DIY Fall Door Decor – not a wreath, but something else!
Free Fall Mums Watercolor Printables – gorgeous art for your home during fall!
DIY Ampersand Pumpkin – a chic take on pumpkins!
Like what you see?