Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Dollar store pumpkins

I love the pumpkins at the dollar store, why because they only cost a dollar! But, also because they are the right size and you can do so much with them. Check out my topiary.
 I spray painted the black ones and added polka dots, the one in the middle I used that new spray paint made by Krylon called Glitter Blast. If you haven't used it be warned, when it says blast that is exactly what it does!

And this one is for fall, brown and orange pumpkins were glittered with the Glitter Blast. These have a wooden dowel going all the way thru them, super simple and so fun!
And this one has a fish net hose on it with some black leaves and a little orange sparkle fabric from Walmart. Has anyone noticed that Walmart has fabric again! I'm lovin that! That's it, run to your local Dollar store and pick up some pumpkins and get your craft on!

35 comments:

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

Love the dots and the fishnet--so cute!

Keisha @ Captured Footprints said...

Beautiful Dollar Tree Pumpkin Topiary!!! :-) I never would have thought to do that. Great idea!! I found you through CSI Project.

Keisha @ Capturedfootprints.blogspot.com

Laurie said...

Very creative! Would look great on my front porch.

Anonymous said...

Again, everything you create is fabulous. I love seeing what your creative mind comes up with next.
Deborah

rebecca @ older and wisor said...

FISHNETS?? LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE!!!

And now I'm going to have to go back to Walmart....it's been forever. I did NOT know that their fabric was back!

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

These are awesome! I hope you will link this project up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party!
www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

Catherine said...

Absolutely lovely! I saw those pumpkins while running through the store the other day, but didn't grab them because I didn't have a great idea. I totally need to make a topiary now. Thanks for sharing!

Marilyn said...

LOVE this.. Officially following ya with smiles.. I'm Marilyn from http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com and I would LOVE for you to stop in sometime/link this to my Pin Inspirational Thursdays link party happening now. TY.. Off to indulge in all this burst of creativity here.. :))

Molly Halloran @ Curious Visions said...

I love your topiaries! I linked to them on my blog http://www.curiousvisions.blogspot.com

Katie @ OhhBaby said...

Wow! I LOVE this look! It is perfect for Halloween or just for fall. If our front porch was bigger, I would totally make some of these! Unless I can think of somewhere else to put them....

I am hosting a really fun giveaway at my blog. Would LOVE for you to come and check it out!

http://ohhbabydesigns.blogspot.com/2011/10/exciting-announcement-and-giveaway.html

Queen of the monkeys said...

I've followed you over from Tatertots & Jello link party and I just have to say "What a lovely idea" being in Australia we just don't celebrate the changes of seasons or occasions like you guys do. Will have to keep this in mind for our next Autumn.

Patti said...

Love the pumpkin with fishnet on it - very clever! Stop by to enter my giveaway for 100 printed postcards!

Cathy @My 1929 Charmer said...

Fishnet is really cool, I didn't even know they made these anymore. I never like them on legs, but I sure do on the pumpkin! I would love it if you would post this at Sunday's Best party. It's too cute not to share!

Chrissy said...

Looks SO cute! I especially like the fishnet pumpkin! Visiting from TT&J!
www.chrissyandnathan.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Super~Duper~Pumpkin~FUN! I just pray that the $1 Store will still have a handfull left for me to buy 1st thing in the morning! I'm working on some Deliciously~Twisted Halloween Idea's for my Porch & Yard. Send me any link's that you can suggest! Muah, My Friend! Xoxo

Candice said...

Sooooo cute! I love the fish net one. Great idea!!

allison @ itstoilegood.blogspot.com said...

those don't look anything close to costing a buck! I LOVE the topiaries and the fishnet one is killer! Thanks for sharing your smarts! (ps, love your blog name!) would be thrilled if you'd stop by and link up your awesomeness to WWWW!
http://itstoilegood.blogspot.com/2011/10/chevron-pumpkin-mat-for-halloween.html

allison @ itstoilegood.blogspot.com said...

woops! here's the party link if you're interested!
http://itstoilegood.blogspot.com/2011/10/whatcha-workin-with-features-and-better.html

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi Laura. I just found your blog on Friday Flair. This is so cute. I especially love the brown and orange one. Thanks for sharing. I'm your newest blog follower. I hope you stop by and visit sometime.

Have a fun weekend...Tracy :)

Tracy Suzanne said...

Thanks for stopping by and visiting Laura. I hope you're having a fun weekend.
Hugs...Tracy :)

Crafty Mischief said...

I love all your dollar store pumpkins! I found you through Eighteen 25's Halloween linky party. Thanks for the inspiration!

Becky Rose said...

how did you do the polka-dots?

Laura at Ms. Smartie Pants said...

I used marshmallows for the dots, but you can use a circle sponge brush or just paint a circle.

Kim@todayismysome-day said...

Just wanted to let you know that I'm giving you The Versatile Blogger Award!! Keep up the great work!!

Lovin' the fishnets too!

http://todayismysome-day.blogspot.com/2011/10/ive-been-awarded.html

Meg said...

Those are awesome! I love the glitter and the fishnets are fantastic! I love it.

Ruth said...

Your topiaries are wonderful!! I love this idea.

Ruth

Ruth said...

I forgot to say-
I am having a giveaway on my blog, hope you can stop by.

Ruth

Kimberly said...

I adore these!! This is exactly what I have been wanting to make! I haven't been to the dollar store yet, I better get over there and get me some pumpkins!! Thanks for sharing! :)

TheParsonsWife said...

These are such wonderful ideas! Love'em!

allison @ itstoilegood.blogspot.com said...

thank you so much for linking up to WWWW! I'm featuring your awesomeness today!

Meg said...

Ha! I'm featuring these as well! Good thing you didn't throw out those fishnets, huh? Great job!

freckled laundry said...

I LOVE these! I was going to make ghost topiary but I think I'm adding pumpkins to the list. I will be featuring this tonight. Thanks for sharing with air your laundry Friday!

xo,
Jami

Camron said...

I am so making these! How do you make them stay in the pots?

Anonymous said...

BEAUTIFUL!

~Michelle~

Anonymous said...

What size (diameter) dowel and how did you get the dowel through the pumpkin? They are sooo cute.

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