Welcome to Day 2 of “Dollar Store Pumpkin Makeover” Week!
Monday I shared my Burlap and Twine Version, and today I’m sharing my Mini Wood Slice Covered Pumpkin. (Yes, those are hundreds of tiny 1/4 inch wide slices of wood!)
They are actually supposed to be vase filler or table scatter, that I found at Tuesday Morning on clearance. They ended up being less than $1/bag. At the time I had no idea what I would do with them, but I bought every single bag. I have seen tree slice covered decorate balls as vase filler, and so it struck me that a pumpkin would look super cute decked out in these tiny wood slices.
If you want to duplicate these cuties, I’ve seen similar vase filler on Etsy or Amazon. Not quite as good of a deal as I found, but still not super expensive.
I wasn’t sure how much of the pumpkin would show though when I glued on the slices, so just like yesterday’s version, I knocked down the brightness of the orange with brown paint.
The process was super straight forward. I used a glue gun to attach them, one-by-one to the surface of the pumpkin. (It was easiest to put the glue on the pumpkin and set the slices down into it.)
It took about 2 hours to do this one pumpkin:
I wrapped the stem in jute twine (the same way I did it on the burlap and twine version)
I actually really love it. The texture and pattern and really pretty in person.
…and I love how you can see the teenie tree rings in every slice. Well worth the 2 hours and burnt fingertips!