Sorta like "Shark Week" only with Pumpkins.With the exception of Tuesday, (which will feature the You’re Gonna Love It Linky Party), EVERY DAY this week I am going to share a new way of transforming dollar store pumpkins, so they don’t look like Cheeto-orange styrofoam fake pumpkins. 6 different styles in 6 days.
If you follow me on Instagram, you saw how delighted I was when I saw these babies in the store:
So many possibilities!
The first version I wanted to make was a burlap wrapped pumpkin (since isn’t everything better with burlap?) I originally saw this version at Hobby Lobby but i didn’t love the weird ruffle thing on the top. Plus I didn’t love the price tag.. more than $20! WHA?!
Here is my version.. You can see I copied the twine wrapping but I made it a lot less ‘ruffly.'
I decided to Mod Podge the burlap on, instead of just wrapping or tying it because I wanted the shape of the pumpkin to be really obvious.
I knew I couldn’t just add the burlap on the top of the bright orange or it would show through, so I used a little brown craft paint to knock down the brightness. The goal wasn’t to paint the pumpkin brown, but just disguise the orange a little:
Okay this has got to be on the most disgusting looking photos I have eve posted on my blog.. eewww.
When it was dry cut a piece of burlap large enough to cover the whole pumpkin:
I actually flipped the pumpkin upside down so that the top surface of the pumpkin, by the stem would have the fewest seams. Next I added Mod Podge all over the surface of the pumpkin (lots and lots of Mod Podge make this project much easier):
I cut a small square in the top of the burlap for the stem to poke through:
When wrapping the pumpkin I cut away any excess burlap and cut long slits to accommodate for the curves:
Next I needed to cover the stem and I settled on some fine green jute twine I found at the dollar store (3 rolls for a buck!):
I used a glue gun to attach the twine to the top:
And the twine along the indentations in the pumpkin:
|Notice my cute little dollar store leaf tree in the background? (Shameless cross promotion 101)|
Come back on Wednesday for the next version! And don’t forget to swing by tomorrow and link up at the PARTAAAY!