DIY Pumpkin Patch On A Dime

Are pumpkins one of your favorite things to decorate with for Fall? I haven't met a pumpkin yet that I didn't like. I'm sure every Fall when I add yet another patch to our Fall decor, Mr. Frugalista thinks to himself, stop with the pumpkins already.

While I love to decorate with them, I don't like spending much money on Fall decor and so I have to get creative. Today I'm sharing three easy DIY Pumpkin ideas. They are a great way to get a lot of Fall decorating bang for your buck because most everything to make them were purchased at the dollar store.
3 Easy and Inexpensive DIY Pumpkin Ideas

DIY A Pumpkin Patch On A Dime

These are easy to make, easy on the pocketbook, and easy to store in a single plastic tote once the season is over.

Chalk Painted Faux Pumpkins And Gourds

The faux pumpkins and gourds were all purchased at the dollar store. The larger pumpkins and gourds were brushed with chalk paint in the colors Old White by Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™  and Luscious Lime by Country Chic Paint. It took three coats to cover the original orange color. The stems and tendrils were painted with acrylic craft paint in the color Raw Umber

Once the paint dried, clear wax was applied with a clean lint-free rag. To add dimension, dark wax was rubbed into the ribs and on the stems with a cotton swab.
Chalk Painted Dollar Store Pumpkins and Gourds

Metallic Pumpkins

These small dollar store pumpkins were simply spray painted with Rust-oleum Silver Metallic Reflective Spray Paint. Can't get any easier than that!
Dollar Store Pumpkins Spray Painted Metallic Silver

Burlap Pumpkins

I had some fun with burlap and twine and tree branches from the backyard making these pumpkins. Burlap is all the rage these days and perfect for Fall decorating.
DIY Burlap Pumpkins with tree branch stems

Materials List:

  • Burlap
  • Twine
  • Needle and thread
  • Cotton Batting
  • Long upholstery needle
  • Tree branch
  • Branch Clippers
  • Hot Glue gun
Instead of sharing a detailed tutorial on how I made the burlap pumpkins in this post, I have both a video tutorial and detailed written tutorial on how to make fabric pumpkins in my post Fabric Pumpkins With Cabinet Knob Stems. Just skip the cabinet knob stem section and hot glue a cut tree branch for the stems instead.

If the burlap isn't your preference, I also made similar pumpkins with an old sweater and you can find that tutorial post here Sweater Pumpkins With Cabinet Knob Stems.
DIY Painted and Burlap Pumpkin Patch for Fall
The wood sign behind the pumpkins is another DIY made with a salvaged piece of wood from the scrap pile. I share that here in my post, DIY Fall Sign.
DIY Fall Vignette From Scraps and Dollar Store Finds
Aside from my multitude of DIY Pumpkins, I also love to make seasonal wreaths. Like my Easy Fall Wreath With Mini Banner in traditional colors. I also made this DIY Fall Scarf Wreath with an old scarf we were no longer using.

Outside, flanking our front door we have our non-traditional DIY Pumpkin Topiaries With Copper Elements
DIY Pumpkin Patch for Fall
If my DIY Pumpkin Patch On A Dime has inspired you to make your own pumpkins, please share them with a friend and/or save on Pinterest.

3 Easy DIY Pumpkin Ideas On A Dime
Have you ever painted or made DIY Pumpkins? I'd love to hear how you made yours in the comment section below.

You will find this project linked at these fabulous PARTIES.

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