See how to turn dollar store wood pumpkin into cute home decor crafts! This colorful pumpkin makeover is easily done with some paint, patterned paper and paper flowers made from cardstock. The SVG cut file is available free to create the paper flower accents added on top of these fun fall mantle crafts!
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At a recent trip to the Dollar Tree, I discovered they had a few new sections with thin wood shapes for the upcoming fall and Halloween season. I picked up a few wood leaves for the girls, but I was also ready for a dollar store makeover to make something cute for myself!
Besides the $2 spent on these wood pumpkin shapes, everything else for my fall mantle was already things in my possession!
For this wood pumpkin makeover, I painted the edges with a little orange paint. DecoArt Americana acrylics is always my go to!
Next I added patterned paper using my Beacon Zip Dry adhesive. I had just tried it out a few weeks back for the girls’ rainbow birthday party banner and gave it a go again. It worked out perfectly, drying fast with no lumps or bumps! Once dry, I trimmed around them with a craft knife and used a nail file to smooth any edges.
It’s been a hot minute since I worked on my paper flower skills so I thought a more wide fall looking flower would be a great accent to dress up these basic wood pumpkins. You can grab the free SVG cut file to create the wide layered flowers seen in this post here.
I apologize for forgetting to take a photo of the process in how I assembled the flowers but basically I used a little stamping ink around all the edges of each piece and curved the petals around a pencil for a little dimension.
Hot glue and a large metal brad held the actual flower together and kept it adhered to the pumpkin. The green leaf pieces were tucked behind to add a little dimension.
These dollar store wood pumpkins added a little hint of whimsy to my fall mantle with their fun patterns and dimensional flowers.
See all the handmade elements I made for my DIY fall mantle!