Sep 15, 2012

Dollar Tree Pumpkin No Longer


I have a mile-long-to-do-list right now!  So, this post will be a little... but still sweet of  course :) 
I bought several of these little pumpkins from the Dollar Tree.  Mainly because I was in love with their faux orange-styrofoamy loveliness.  I especially adored the line running horizontally across them. 
When I had a few moments this week, I tackled a few of them.  This is what I did to the first one:
I had a piece of paper with lots of nice swirly handwriting, postmarks, etc. across it.  I made a couple of colour copies of it on my new :-) coloured printer.  And decoupaged them onto the pumpkin.  It tooks about 1 3/4 8.5x11 sheets to cover one pumpkin. 
 Pretty easy to do, actually, and it covered up all that faux orangyness. Because, you know, postcard, script covered, decoupaged pumpkins are more natural looking. I picked this one straight out of my garden :-)
 
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27 comments:

  1. That is one fabulous pumpkin! My Dollar Tree was out of them this week!

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  2. That turned out great. I need to make some pumpkins too. I'd rather just skip to Christmas :)

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  3. Plump pumpkin-y postcards. Wonder if you could mail this? Love it!

    Distressed Donna Down Home

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  4. Love your pumpkin. Great paper that you used. I would love for you to link up to Totally Transformed Tuesday. I know my readers would love to see it. http://pjhdesignsoneofkind.blogspot.com Hugs, Peggy

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  5. What a classic look...and, it's so much more interestng than that bright orange pumpkin.
    What a great transformation!
    Autumn blessings,
    Carolynn

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  6. I love! Looks WAY better then how it started!

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  7. Visiting from Show & Share - Love your pumpkin makeover! Thanks for sharing :)

    Shannon
    www.sewingbarefoot.blogspot.com

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  8. Cynthia, this is so cute! Will have to try this myself! It's so good to see what you've been up to lately, I love your blog!

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  9. Wonderful idea! I'm on my way to Dollar Tree after work today :-)

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  10. So cute! I'm totally going to Dollar Tree this weekend!

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  11. Oooooh, that's a fantastic pumpkin! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Shabby Creek. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/09/make-it-pretty-monday-week-15.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  12. What an awesome pumpkin! I love the paper you used. I'm visiting from Shabby Nest's linky party and I'm your newest GFC follower. Would love it if you had a chance to visit some time and follow back. Have a great weekend!
    Tuula :)

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  13. Great Idea~I'm going to give it a go!

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  14. Fabulous pumpkin makeover! Tomorrow I'm going to hit our $ store to see if they have anything I can use. Love it. Found you at the Shabby Nest!

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  15. Love it! I'm always interested to see what ideas people have for dollar store items.

    http://fixingforfriday.blogspot.com/

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  16. Wondering what kind of paper you used to cover the pumpkin? It looks like perhaps tissue paper? What ever it is, looks great on that pumpkin. Have seen several done with papers on them, really love yours. I'm a new subscriber. Look forward to visiting your blog often, love to see what bloggers ideas are. Making over a $ store item is one of favorite projects.

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    1. Well, it was originally a piece of scrapbooking paper. However, I figured I would need more than one piece, so I photocopied it onto 2 sheets of regular white paper.

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