It’s fall and to me that means pumpkins! Today I am sharing how to make DIY faux concrete Dollar Store pumpkins.
Pumpkins go hand in hand with fall decor but buying pumpkins can get very expensive. I love to check out the pumpkin selection every year at the Dollar Store and use my imagination to get a high end look on a budget. They have several varieties to choose from right now. I picked up another type of pumpkin from the Dollar Store that I am excited to do a DIY on and share it with y’all soon.
I love the look of concrete pumpkins and I would love to try my hand at making some real ones one day. However, making real concrete pumpkins requires additional supplies and a longer wait period.
DIY’s that are inexpensive and take very little time are the ones that I love. I always check the Dollar Store every season to see what new items they have that I can give a makeover. Recently, I found these cute little pumpkins that just needed a little imagination to make them fabulous.
These pumpkins have so many possibilities. I love the texture on these and you can create so many looks with this pumpkin. Since I love the look of concrete pumpkins, I decided to give these pumpkins that concrete look.
Let’s DIY some faux concrete pumpkins using Dollar Store pumpkins.
Watch DIY Faux Concrete Dollar Store Pumpkins Here
What Supplies Do I Need To Make Faux Concrete Pumpkins?
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Dollar Store Pumpkin
Rub N Buff(optional)
What Are The Steps To Create A Faux Concrete Pumpkin?
First of all you want to paint your pumpkin. I chose gray paint to give my pumpkin the look of concrete.
Apply two full coats of paint to your pumpkin allowing it to fully dry between each coat.
After the paint is completely dry, add white wax to mimic the look of concrete. I added mine with a paper towel that was slightly damp.
Add the white wax all over the pumpkin making sure to get it in all of the grooves.
Let the wax sit for a couple of minutes and then wipe away the excess wax with a clean paper towel.
You can stop here and enjoy your pumpkin or you can take an extra step like I did and add moss. This step is optional but I think that it adds so much to the pumpkin.
I took a few pieces of moss and hot glued them to the top of my pumpkin. I think adding green or texture to any project elevates it just a little more.
You can add so much to these cute little pumpkins and make them your own.
What Are Some Ways That I Can Decorate With Pumpkins?
- Stack pumpkins on books
- Display a few under a cloche
- Use as a bookend
- Pile several in a bowl with moss
- Pop a pumpkin on a candlestick
- Use pumpkins in wreaths
- Stack several pumpkins in a dough bowl
- Pile them into a lantern
- Stack pumpkins in your garden urns
- Place a pumpkin on a stack of plates on display
- Use pumpkins as name card holders
- Use small pumpkins in place settings
- Use a pumpkin as a candle holder
- Place pumpkins in baskets
- Pop a few pumpkins by your front door
Can I Make My Own Pumpkins?
Yes! You can make pumpkins out of so many things, you just need to use your imagination. My advice would be to go to your nearest thrift store and look for things that have a pumpkin shape and add a stem to it. Use your imagination and think outside the box.
I made this cute pumpkin out of beads that I found at a yard sale. I used a thrifted sign and hot glued the beads onto the sign. You can see the whole process here.
I plan to share a post soon of some things I have used to make pumpkins.
I also made my own pumpkins using items from the Dollar Store. They smell fabulous and are an easy DIY that you will love to make! You can read all about it here. I displayed these by my dried hydrangeas.
Pumpkins are perfect as place card holders. I used my DIY Cinnamon Applesauce Pumpkins here to hold a place card.
Pumpkins That I Love
There are so many pumpkins in the stores right now that I love and I’m thinking about adding them to my collection. You can see my favorites from Pottery Barn here, here and here. Ballard Designs also has beautiful pumpkins and you can see some of my favorites here . Target is my go to for affordable home decor and they have some beautiful pumpkin options too. I am loving these this season. You can find the smaller size here.
What Do Pumpkins Symbolize?
I love pumpkins for the fall season and while I love all of the many colors that are available, I do tend to pick up some orange pumpkins for the season. Orange pumpkins are timeless and the color is so beautiful with all of the other colors that I associate with fall.
Also did you know that pumpkins symbolize prosperity, growth and abundance? The fall season is a time of abundance because of harvesting new crops. We can also think of the abundant blessings that we have every day. Every season and day should be a time of giving thanks for all of the abundant blessings that have been given to us. Happy Fall!
Do You Plan To Make DIY Faux Concrete Pumpkins?
I hope that you add some of these inexpensive pumpkins to your pumpkin display this year. They are so much fun to make them your own. I would love to know if you make some pumpkins.