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Easy DIY Dollar Tree Pumpkin

Have you ever seen those bright orange styrofoam pumpkins at the Dollar Tree? You might want to pick a few up the next time you are there. With a few inexpensive supplies you can make this adorable pumpkin to add to your fall decor and the best part is, it’s completely customizable. You choose the scrapbook paper and ribbon to match your style/decor. It doesn’t get better than that!

You will need:

  • Orange styrofoam Dollar Tree pumpkin
  • Scrapbook Paper
  • Mod Podge
  • Hot Glue
  • Ribbon
  • Raffia
  • Stick from your yard

Start by removing the green stem from your pumpkin. It’s attached with a little glue and a toothpick. Just give it a little twist and pull it out. Take your scrapbook paper and tear into small pieces. It is easier if you use small pieces.

Next, you will need to make the hole in the top of your pumpkin big enough for your stick. Remove the stick and start painting on the Mod Podge and laying the torn pieces of scrapbook paper over the pumpkin. I found it easier to start on the bottom and then work my way up. This way the bottom was dry and I could flip it over to finish the rest. This does take a little time but it’s so worth it.

Now to embellish!

In my opinion, the embellishments make the project. First, I cut 3 strips of ribbon long enough to go all the way around the pumpkin. I placed one of the strips at the top, center of the pumpkin with a little hot glue and ran it all the way around the pumpkin and back up to the top. I again secured it with hot glue. I poked the excess ribbon down through the hole. I repeated this process with the other two strips of ribbon at equal distances around the pumpkin. I then repeated the same process with the twine. Once the ribbon and twine are on the pumpkin, put some hot glue in the hole and push your stick into it as shown above.

The Bow

The last step is to make an adorable bow to finish off your pumpkin. I took two different ribbons and cut 2, 8 inch strips of each. I formed an “x” with each of them and then took some raffia and made a bow and tied with twine. I laid the raffia on top of the ribbon and tied in a knot. Then just tie it onto your stick. Just like that, you are done and have an adorable piece to add to your fall decor.

I love the versatility of this project. You can use any scrapbook paper and ribbon to match your decor/style and it only cost a few dollars to make. Let me know if you give this a try!

Happy crafting,


4 thought on “Easy DIY Dollar Tree Pumpkin”

  1. I love this! I have several of the scrapbook paper pads, and the paper is thicker than the sheets I buy at Hobby Lobby. Do you think a page from the paper pad would work, or would it be too thick? Thanks.

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