There are countless videos and posts on social media about taking an inexpensive item and giving it a personal touch. This is certainly not a new concept, but being that I truly love Autumn and pumpkins, this Dollar Tree wall hanging inspired me to try it myself. While the wall hanging is cute and fine to use as is, I needed something a little brighter for a display I was putting together. Plus, I just had to cover up those sunflowers (yep, I am anti-sunflower), but that's for another blog.
Since I was trying to keep the transformation affordable, I gathered materials I already had. I chose a piece of textured orange cardstock, some black and silver glitter tape, a wooden Fall-themed ornament, twine, and both Mod Podge and E6000.
First, I traced and cut the pumpkin shape on the cardstock.
I applied Mod Podge to the Dollar Tree pumpkin with a foam brush, and laid the cardstock on top, smoothing carefully. I allowed this to dry completely.
Because I planned to use this pumpkin on an outdoor display, I added a thin layer of Mod Podge to the cardstock, and let it dry completely. If you are not using your piece outdoors, I would skip this step.
Next, I cut 5 lengths of the decorative tape to fit the pumpkin when placed vertically. I didn't worry too much about the ends, as I could trim them after the tape was placed.
The pumpkin actually came with a metal leaf attached. I removed it and cut the stem of the leaf so I could use the E6000 to glue it to the front of the pumpkin.