Here we are! The last day of Dollar Store Pumpkin week! If you haven’t seen Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 and Day 4 you may want to check those out too.. but for now, here is the final pumpkin makeover for 2016! A lace covered pumpkin!
I found some 2 packs of lace doilies at the dollar store and used my glue gun and Mod Podge to cover the pumpkin. Once I figure out exactly how to cut the doilies, it was a pretty easy process.
I first removed the stem and added a layer of Mod Podge just to hold the doily in place.
Next I went around the doilies and notched out sections to take out any extra bulk. I tried to cut along obvious pattern lines so when I butted the cut sides up side by side they would blend together.
To hold the cut pieces in place (since the Mod Podge won’t hold up to any stretching of the fabric) I used my hot glue gun to tack down the ends of the doily near the bottom of the pumpkinThere were gaps between my cut edges since the doily didn’t want to lay flat. For those areas I slathered on another coat of Mod Podge.
While that dried I moved onto the stem. I didn’t want the plain styrofoam to show, so I found some small rope trim in my notions stash and wrapped that around the styrofoam stem with my glue gun. Quite the pretty and delicate pumpkin makeover! I love the secondary flower pattern on the top from the doily and stem.A great way to end Pumpkin Makeover week of 2016!
Now I’ve got to start brainstorming ideas for 2017!