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Don’t throw out that old sweater just yet, you can up-cycle it to cover a dollar store Halloween pumpkin for inexpensive decor.
We had a little situation this past weekend where my youngest didn’t do what she was supposed to, shocking I know. The dog got to her lunch before she did splattering tomato sauce all over the table and on to my Target bargain bin pumpkins. RIP bargain bin find, but I don’t think any amount of stain cleaner will save you. Then a lightbulb moment… Thankfully I had just bought a couple dollar store pumpkins for another craft and I had a couple sweaters I got from the thrift store for yet another craft. (I may have a problem here, but this is a no judgement zone.)
First things first, I cut the sleeves off of the sweaters and put the dollar store pumpkin in through the bigger side. I cut off the excess and set the part aside that had the cuff.
When I fit the dollar store pumpkin into the sleeve, I noticed that the bright orange pumpkin was peeking through and I didn’t like that at all. Just like most things I come into contact with, she got a spray down with my trusty white Rust-Oleum spray paint.
After the pumpkin dried I put it back into the sweater and hot glued the bottom and the top.
Taking off the little nub for a stem I replaced it with a piece of driftwood I found in vase filler. Lastly I wrapped some twine and tied a bow. This was seriously the quickest and easiest Halloween craft.
I’m so glad I didn’t pass over those dollar store Halloween pumpkins, it’s like my mind was foreshadowing what was about to happen.
Dollar store: “Here girl, you’re gonna need these florescent Halloween pumpkins in a day or two.”
Me: “Ew, but they’re so… orange!”
Dollar store: “Trust me, buy them… buy a couple.”
I mean it seems to happen to me at Target, why not at the dollar store too. 😉
And to be perfectly honest, I’m totally smitten with the new look!
The glorious after with the new dollar store pumpkins and up-cycled thrift store sweater.