DIY Pumpkin Patch On A Dime | The Interior Frugalista: DIY Pumpkin Patch On A Dime
DIY Pumpkin Patch On A Dime | The Interior Frugalista

September 16, 2014

DIY Pumpkin Patch On A Dime

As much as I don't want to accept it, Fall is in the air. It is one of my least favorite seasons because it reminds me of my favorite season, Summer, coming to an end and of things dying. If there is any time of year when I fall (pun intended) into a bit of a funk, it's this time of year.

It is no surprise then that I don't do much in the way of Fall decorating and I especially do not make much of a financial investment in my seasonal d├ęcor. My DIY Pumpkin Patch on a dime is a great way to get a lot of decorating bang for your buck because most everything used to make them were purchased from the Dollar Store.

DIY Pumpkin Patch for Fall Decorating

DIY A Pumpkin Patch On A Dime


Chalk Painted Faux Pumpkins And Gourds

The pumpkins and gourds were all found at the Dollar Store. The larger pumpkins and gourds were simply painted using chalk paint in the colors Old White by Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™  and Luscious Lime by Country Chic Chalk Paint. It took three coats to cover the original orange finish. The stems and tendrils were painted with acrylic craft paint in the color Raw Umber.

Once the paint was dry I applied clear wax using a clean lint free rag. Using a cotton swab I applied dark wax into the ribs of the pumpkins and gourds and with the same rag rubbed the dark wax over the skin and stems. I wiped away the excess dark wax and this gave them some depth and dimension. I love how the green gourds add a pop of color that play well with the colors in our living room. 

Chalk painted plastic pumpkins and gourds

Metallic Pumpkins

The little pumpkins were simply spray painted with Rust-oleum Silver Metallic Reflective Spray Paint. Can't get any easier than that!

Silver metallic painted plastic pumpkins

Burlap Pumpkins

I had some fun with burlap and twine.  Burlap is all the rage these days and perfect to use for Fall decorating.  These burlap pumpkins are so easy to make!

DIY Burlap Pumpkins with tree branch stems

Materials List:

  • Burlap
  • Twine
  • Needle and thread
  • Batting
  • Long upholstery needle
  • Tree branch
  • Branch Clippers
  • Hot Glue gun
Kathy from A Delightsome Life has an awesome Fabric Pumpkin Tutorial.    


Painted and Burlap pumpkins and gourds

The Fall Sign behind my pumpkin patch is one I made last year with an old fence board.  

DIY Painted and Burlap Pumpkins and Gourds

Other than a few Fall Wreaths hanging from various mirrors in the house, a Fall Scrabble Tile Banner added to the fireplace, and Pumpkin Topiaries flanking our front door outside, this is the extent of my Fall decorating.

DIY Pumpkin Patch on a dime

If you're looking for easy peasy DIY Fall Wreath inspiration you can find mine here at Fall Scrabble Tile Wreath and DIY Fall Scarf Wreath.

DIY Pumpkin Patch

I hope I have inspired you to create your own easy peasy DIY Pumpkin Patch on a dime!

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