Dollar Store Pumpkins - 4 Ways!

 We've all seen (and purchased) those lovely bright orange styrofoam pumpkins at the dollar store.  Let me show you their true potential with very little effort or time, starting at the top-left and going clockwise. 
Don't let the picture fool you.  That's not yarn or a sweater.  It's a dollar store mop.  
If you don't have an old sweater or you don't knit or crochet, this project is for you.  The 'Sweater-Look' Pumpkin is easy and will take less than an afternoon to complete.

I love the jewel-tone color of this pumpkin.  Some corduroy fabric creates a 
Purple Pumpkin that adds a little 'glam' to your Fall decorating.

It's a Halloween Pumpkin speaks for itself.  It's another quick and easy project.  If you can't find the fabric, no worries.  I offer some alternatives that will work just as well.

The 'Not Yet, Fall' Pumpkin was my answer to all the pumpkins I started seeing in August.  Honestly, August is still Summer in my world, so I dressed up that orange pumpkin in true Cinderella Style!

Two more tips before wrapping-up this post:

1. Save you real pumpkin stems!  I do this every year after Halloween and Thanksgiving.  Just cut them off and let them dry.  You'll have a great collection in no time at all for projects.  Need more?  Ask your friends and neighbors to save them for you!

2. In case you haven't been in the dollar store this season, they now have styrofoam pumpkins in white.  That sure offers more possibilities for creativity!

I hope I've inspired you to use some styrofoam pumpkins in your decorating.  Here are the links one more time:





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  1. All of your dollar store pumpkins are very pretty! And of course, the purple pumpkin is my favorite, lol! I love your suggestions for saving real pumpkin stems but some of us - (I) don't do real pumpkins. Instead, I've found a way to create stems using air dry clay. But nothing beats the real thing!

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    1. Thank you, Gail. I need to check out your clay stems, but, if you want real ones, ask your neighbors...or I could always send you some!

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  2. Cute ideas! I love the spider Halloween pumpkin!

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  3. I would never have dreamed up all these possibilities!

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    1. Thanks, Michele. Now you don't have to - Happy Crafting!

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  4. All your pumpkin ideas look amazing. My favorite is the purple corduroy.
    Meagan-Decorative Inspirations

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    1. Thank you so much, Meagan. The purple one is my favorite too!

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  5. You have some really great ideas here!! Thanks for sharing at My Big Fat Menopausal Life's Share the Wealth Party!

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  6. These are amazing ideas for elevating the look of a Dollar Store pumpkin! My favorite is the purple, fabric-covered pumpkin. Such an elegant look!
    Thank you for participating in Talent-Sharing Tuesdays Link-up 33.
    Carol
    www.scribblingboomer.com

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    1. I love that one too, Carol. It's even prettier in person!

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  7. It is amazing what you can do with those dollar store pumpkins.

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  8. These are great. What a wonderful idea. You do beautiful work.
    Visiting today from Encouraging Hearts & Home #1&2

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    1. Thank you so much, Paula. I'm glad you stopped by

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  9. They are all lovely Ann, I especially like the "sweater look" one. I do knit and crochet myself but I'd still be tempted to give this a try, I think they way you've done it is so clever!

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  10. I love them all! Thanks for sharing on Crafty Creators!

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  11. ALL of these are so fabulous! Sharing when my party opens up.

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