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[24 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 1,236 views]
Make Button Pumpkins

Some time ago I inherited my grandmother’s entire stash of craft supplies.  Among the treasure trove of ric rac and bias tape and hot glue sticks, I found several jars of buttons.  I think grandma saved every button she ever found.  This means that I am now in possession of more buttons than the average crafter will use in a lifetime!  For that reason I …

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[13 Oct 2013 | One Comment | 3,544 views]
Make Marbleized Pumpkins

By now you’ve probably seen the marbled fingernail polish look.  But did you know that you can use the same technique to add a marbleized look to other things too?  Aunt Peaches decided to try it out on a pumpkin and the results are truly stunning!  And while it looks like this pumpkin took painstaking hours to paint, you can actually achieve this effect in …

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[12 Oct 2013 | 4 Comments | 5,502 views]
25 Creative Ways to Upgrade Foam Pumpkins

Now that foam pumpkins are on dollar and craft store shelves everywhere, the blogosphere is going pumpkin crazy! And who can blame them? Foam pumpkins are the perfect black canvas and never rot so they can be used from year to year. Here are 25 great ideas for ways to give your pumpkin an upgrade.
[Etched Mercury Glass Pumpkins from Morena on Dollar Store Crafts]
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[9 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 701 views]
Make Constellation Pumpkins

Have you noticed that constellations are an up-and-coming trend recently?  The starry configurations are popping up everywhere from jewelry to throw pillows.  Jessica from Mad in Crafts had the brilliant idea of putting some on pumpkins!  It works great with the traditional lit-from-within look of a Jack-o-lantern but gives it a whole new twist. If you don’t have a drill or Dremel to use for …

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[8 Oct 2013 | One Comment | 3,257 views]
Make Napkin Covered Pumpkins

Every holiday season I check out the pretty paper napkins at the dollar store that are printed with all kinds of festive patterns. Have you ever wondered what you could do with them? As Colleen from Just Paint It! demonstrates, they are perfect for decoupage! Her formula of cheap napkins + cheap pumpkins yielded results that are glam and super fun. …

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[6 Oct 2013 | One Comment | 2,524 views]
Make Antique Glazed Pumpkins

It’s Pumpkin Week here at DSC! We know you’ve been eyeing up those foam pumpkins at the dollar store, wondering what you could do to them. All week long we will be bringing you loads of ideas and inspiration! First up are these gorgeous specimen from Jennifer at Delightfully Noted, who used paint and an easy antiquing technique to turn their look from cheap to …

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[25 Sep 2013 | 2 Comments | 2,883 views]
Paint Pumpkins with Nail Polish

Nail polish is such a great substitute for paint in so many different craft projects!  Inspired by the trend of fancy nail art, Alexa (aka The Swell Designer) decided to use some polish to decorate pumpkins!  Since the polish has a shiny, sparkly finish, the pumpkins are quite eye-catching.  She kept her designs simple, but you could take this in so many different directions if …

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[16 Sep 2013 | One Comment | 4,272 views]
Make Pom Pom Pumpkins

Any yarn hoarders in the house? (Yes, I am raising my hand!) Since I have ridiculous amounts of yarn, I am always looking for ways to use it up, particularly projects that don’t require any crocheting or knitting. That’s why I bookmarked this pom pom pumpkin tutorial by Kristen at Domestifluff. She also has a link to a pom pom making tutorial in case you’re …

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[15 Sep 2013 | One Comment | 6,336 views]
Make 3D Paper Pumpkins

I love a good paper crafting project. It never ceases to amaze me what a versatile medium it is and how many different techniques you can use with it. Would you believe that Heather from Whipperberry made these 3D paper pumpkins out of paper and wire? True story! You can make them using all of those pretty scraps of paper you’ve …

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[6 Nov 2012 | 3 Comments | 7,568 views]
Tutorial: Etched “Mercury Glass” Pumpkins

Pottery Barn has some gorgeous etched mercury glass pumpkins available, and I immediately wondered if I might be able to make my own version.  Sure enough, they can easily be made at home, and customized to fit your style!  I made my version using Dollar Tree pumpkins and Krylon’s Looking Glass Spray Paint (which I refer to as “crafter’s crack” because I *might* be addicted …