Dollar Store Crafting – Shabby Chic Decoupage Pumpkin

Let the fun begin!  I’m so excited I’ve finally had the time to start crafting for the Holidays, of course beginning with Halloween.  I’m challenging myself this season to see what great crafts and decor I can create using Dollar Store, Goodwill or even old “junk” I have laying around the house. 

Here is the final result, very Shabby Chic Pumpkin accented with glitter!

I started with a little 5″ x 5″ pumpkin that I found at the Dollar Tree store, which is the perfect size to set on top of a candlestick.
My supplies – $1.00 pumpkin, Mod Podge, brush, black paint, black and snow glitter and paper to cover the pumpkin.  To cover the pumpkin I chose an antique handwritten letter that I found on the Internet and then made several copies which I tore into tiny pieces.
For an extra fun twist I added a digital collage medallion that I created with a cool bat silhouette and a great vintage from that I found on the Graphics Fairy Blog.

I used the black paint the paint the stem, giving it a good base for the black glitter latter.  Then mod podged (is that a real term?) the letter pieces all over and then added my bat medallion.  Let this dry for a day then added black glitter to the stem and snowy crystal glitter to the top portion of the pumpkin.

Ta da, there you have it and elegant little pumpkin!  Now if I can the hubby to drag the rest of my decorations out the attic this weekend..



13 thoughts on “Dollar Store Crafting – Shabby Chic Decoupage Pumpkin

  1. Well if hubs doesn't drag down your other decorations from the attic, CRAFT/CREATE more like you did with this shiner of a pumpkin- she's sweet!!

    Visiting from GraphicsFairy's BRAG MONDAY linky party,
    ~Suzanne in NW Illinois

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