Our new Blue & White Pumpkin Candy Dish was a quick and easy craft using a Dollar store pumpkin. You have seen those Dollar store pumpkins made over a bazillion different ways.
It’s great to be able to create frugal Fall decor with the many ideas we can adapt to suit our own home decor preferences. I’m loving my new Blue & White Pumpkin Candy dish because it matches the blue and white decor I keep building into my kitchen and breakfast nook.
We just painted the kitchen yellow and hung blue and white valances in the breakfast nook. I have been adding little touches of blue and white functional decor. It is a process and our new Fall Candy Dish is part of the process for seasonal decor.
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While browsing pumpkin decor on Pinterest I came across this Pin on a DecoArt board. Inspiration struck and here we go! Theirs are all solid pastel colors which are pretty but I enjoy decoupage with napkins on Dollar store pumpkins!
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HOW TO MAKE A PUMPKIN CANDY DISH USING A DOLLAR STORE PUMPKIN
- 1 Dollar Tree Fake Pumpkin (order online and pick up in store free)
- Paint in your color of choice
- Several pretty napkins in print of your choice
- Mod Podge (available at Dollar Tree)
- Small bowl
- Jute twine
- E6000 glue
- Small piece of cardboard from a box
- Small piece of flannel (from a flannel square)
- Paint brushes (1 for paint and 1 for the Mod Podge)
- Sharp straight edge craft knife (like these, mine is a Fiskars)
Paint the pumpkin first to cover that horrible orange. The pumpkin I used was in my craft stash. It’s one I used to practice painting on years ago. It looks terrible and if it could talk, it would have thanked me for the makeover.
White would be the ideal color to paint it for napkins with a white background but I left it this color because I thought with my napkin choice it would be fine.
REMOVE THE TOP AND CREATE A LARGE OPENING
Using your sharp craft knife, cut a wide circle around the top. The inside of these pumpkins is hollow so that makes it ideal for using as a candy dish or creating a centerpiece.
Check your cabinets in the kitchen for small bowl with a lip that you can sit into the opening without it falling through. Ramekins are a good size for these small pumpkins.
TIME TO ADD THE NAPKIN USING DECOUPAGE
Decoupage Tip When using pretty napkins, always separate the layers first.
Decoupage is one of my favorite mediums to work with because you can create such beautiful things without needing to be an actual drawing artist.
More Decoupage Pumpkins
- Fall Napkin Dollar Store Pumpkin Makeover
- Decoupage Pumpkin Fall Vignette
- Also See 20 Frugal Mod Podge Projects
APPLY THE MOD PODGE
Working with napkins is a delicate process using Mod Podge. First off you need to know there is no right or wrong way. Do it however it works best for you. I have torn the napkin, cut the napkin and as with this project applied it in big sections. It all works.
I always like to apply the Mod Podge to the surface and then use the wet brush to smooth the napkin into place.
ADDING THE JUTE
Once the napkin has been completely applied and the Mod Podge is dry it is time to add the Jute. I used E6000 to glue the Jute into place in between most of the ridges in the pumpkin. I brought the jute all the way down to the bottom of the pumpkin.
COVERING THE BOTTOM OF THE PUMPKIN
The last thing I did was to cover all of the Jute on the bottom and create a soft bottom so it wouldn’t scratch the furniture. To achieve this I cut a circle out of a piece of scrap cardboard from a box. Then I cut a piece of white flannel to cover it and glued the flannel to the cardboard.
Then I glued the cardboard to the bottom of the pumpkin for the finishing touch.
It’s a small pumpkin so it won’t hold much candy which is fine too since the more you have the more they eat, right! It is just fun to have for Fall decor leading up to Halloween.