Dollar Store Pumpkin Makeover

These beauties on my mantel started out life as bright orange Dollar Tree pumpkins! You can't even believe the difference! When I received a box of textured paints from DecoArt #ad I knew they would make those inexpensive pumpkins look amazing! 

painted pumpkins on the mantel

The dollar store pumpkins began life looking like this. 

The little green stems popped off easily and were attached using toothpicks. 

dollar store pumpkins

The supplies I used were from DecoArt, I am a DecoArt #maker and therefor try new products so I can tell you how great they are! 

decoart maker pic

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DecoArt products

The paints I am using for this project are all textured paints.

Two are suede paints one in Olive and the other Suede. 

I gave each pumpkin one coat and let it dry. 

olive suede paint

green and orange paint

The pumpkins were easy to paint but it is important to let them dry between coats. 

Two coats of the suede paint gave the pumpkins a matte finish that looks like suede. 

The other paint I used was the metallic paint

I pounced the paint onto the pumpkin using a paintbrush. 

I used the copper color, it was thicker than the suede paint and gave the pumpkin a great texture! 

decoArt metallic paint and pumpkin

copper textured paint

Isn't the texture amazing?

While the paint was drying on my pumpkins I cut a few leaves from burlap and painted them with the suede paint. 

painted burlap leaves

I let the pumpkins dry then gave them a quick spray with the DecoArt Acrylic Matte Sealer. 

I then searched my supplies for some fall foliage, moss,  and something unique that could be used for stems.

I used distressed wooden pegs for the stems on the suede pumpkins. 

The sueded pumpkins have such a subtle soft texture. 

dollar store pumpkins painted with stems

orange and green suede pumpkins with peg stems

And a piece of driftwood for the stem on the metallic pumpkin. 

stem and moss on metallic pumpkin

metallic pumpkin with moss and stem

These pumpkins are 100% better than the ones that originally came from the Dollar Tree and I'm adding them to my fall mantel filled with pumpkins I made this on Homeroad.

pumpkins on the mantel

fall mantel with pumpkins

You won't want to miss the denim pumpkins or the pumpkins I made from drop cloths and recycled ribbon spools! 

textured copper pumpkin

Repurposed pumpkins are also some of my favorite things to make in the fall. 

It's crazy how many ways you can makeover a pumpkin! 

pumpkins on the mantel

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Textured pumpkins and an overlay

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mantel pumpkins and pedestal dish

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trio of textured pumpkins

DecoArt supplied me with the paints and sprays for this project but all opinions are my own.


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. .