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Have you seen those bright orange carvable pumpkins at Dollar Tree? The possibilities are endless! Today I’m going to share my version of a DIY Dollar Tree Lace Pumpkin. This project is an easy and inexpensive way to create your own beautiful and unique Fall decor.
For this project, you will need:
- 1 five inch carvable pumpkin from Dollar Tree or a similar version
- Paint in the color of your choice and a paint brush
- Mod Podge glue and a paint brush
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Lace ribbon or lace cut into strips
- Faux florals of your choice
- Stick to use as a pumpkin stem
Paint the pumpkin…I painted mine white first. If you don’t paint it white, you may need two coats of your paint color to cover the bright orange. I chose Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint in Vintage Duck Egg.
Measure and cut the lace strips. I used 2 and a half inch wide lace ribbon. Wrap it around the pumpkin from top to bottom to measure. It should cover about half of the bottom of the pumpkin. Make sure there is space at the top to insert the twig stem.
Cut the lace strips. Use the first strip as a template. I cut out 9 eight inch strips.
Hot glue a lace strip to the top of the pumpkin. All you need is a dab of hot glue at the top. Pull it pretty tight and secure the lace to the bottom of the pumpkin with another dab of hot glue.
Pour some Mod Podge into a small bowl and thin with water. I used about a half teaspoon of water to a tablespoon of Mod Podge. Paint the glue over the first lace strip, making sure you cover the lace completely. Add another lace strip like above, overlapping the strips and paint with Mod Podge. Continue adding lace strips and painting with Mod Podge until the pumpkin is completely covered. The glue will dry clear. Let it dry overnight.
Stick the twig stem into the top of the pumpkin. I poked a hole first with the scissors. Decide how tall you’d like the stem. Mine is about 3 inches. Put some hot glue on the twig and position it inside the pumpkin.
Cut some floral stems to decorate the top of the pumpkin. I chose these blue grey hydrangea blooms because they look great with my paint color.
Hot glue the florals to the top of the pumpkin around the stem. If there are some places where the lace hasn’t completely adhered to the pumpkin, hot glue it in place.
And you’re done! I made the larger pumpkin with the pom pom garland on two Facebook lives. These will be going to my antique booth.
Please stop back tomorrow for some DIY wall decor.
See you soon!