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Easy Up-Cycled Sweater Dollar Store Halloween Pumpkin Craft

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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.)

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I must have some mad camera skills because this dollar store Halloween pumpkin is not showing its true florescent orange self properly.

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.

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I have so many plans for this sweater, but first up, dollar store Halloween pumpkin makeover.

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.

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My favorite Rust-Oleum Spray paint already making the dollar store pumpkin look better.

After the pumpkin dried I put it back into the sweater and hot glued the bottom and the top.

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I had started this project when I realized how badly the orange was peeking through.

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.

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The sweetest little white sweater pumpkin around.

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!

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Our table scape before the accident.

The glorious after with the new dollar store pumpkins and up-cycled thrift store sweater.

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Happy little accidents lead to even better decor. Love my dollar store Halloween pumpkin turned thrift store sweater up-cycled decor.



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