DIY Pedestal Thrift Store Pumpkin

I found this large pumpkin at the thrift store for $1.00. It was cute already but with one simple fix I like it even better!

Glittered thrift store pumpkin

No I didn't paint it, decoupage it or glitter it...

Just one 5 minute fix made all the difference. 

I used a 1" paddle bit and drilled a hole into the bottom of the pumpkin. It was styrofoam so this was easy!

Next, I took an old wooden candlestick and cut off the part that holds the candle then added E6000 to the end of the candlestick. 

After that, well there is no delicate way to say it.... I shoved the candlestick into the bottom of the pumpkin. 

wooden stand in bottom of pumpkin

After that I just flipped it over and let it dry. 


Glittered thrift store pumpkin on wooden stand

My plan was to bring it to my booth and sell it there but frankly... I liked it too much to part with this pretty pumpkin.

Glittered thrift store pumpkin

I love it that it's simple and the wooden stand gives it presence. 

pumpkin on stand with basket

It was a dollar well spent!

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .