The Dollar Diva


Little stuffed pumpkins – Target Dollar Spot

Found these cute little stuffed fabric pumpkins at Target Dollar Spot.

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They are fairly small; fit in the palm of your hand.  I’m not sure how many different colors they were originally available in.  By the time I found them, these two colors and black velvet were all that was left in stock.  The stems are plastic.  The turquoise and black pumpkins are velvet fabric; the green one a faux suede.

They really were just fine to use ‘as is’, but you KNOW that is never good enough for me!  I had some black fabric leaves in my Halloween supply stash; attached the leaves with some fine black craft wire, strung through the leaf and twisted around the stem.  Then the extra length of wire was wrapped around a pencil to create a curly vine.

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Since I didn’t have any brown leaves to add to the pale green pumpkin, I had to come up with something else to embellish it.  I’m really trying to NOT buy a bunch more craft supplies, and use only what I have on hand.  But of course, you can buy fake leaves in just about ANY color at any craft store if you wanted some.

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I had some ‘grapevine’ wire; which is wire covered with brown paper that looks like grapevine.  I twisted on a small piece of the grapevine wire and curled the loose ends, as I had done on the others.  It still needed a ‘little something’, so I added a pretty golden brown sheer bow.

The turquoise bottle came from Target’s Dollar Spot too.  I embellished it with some stick on crystals that I had on hand.  The glitter pumpkin is one from Dollar Tree.  I replaced the fake plastic stem with a real wood one (piece of a tree branch) and painted it aqua and glittered it.  To prevent excess glitter ‘shed’, I spray on a coat of clear varnish as the finishing touch.

These small pumpkins would be perfect to use at individual place settings on your Thanksgiving table.

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