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Thrift Store Pumpkin Makeover

By: Lolly Jane
September 19, 2014

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Thrift Store Pumpkin Makeover
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Hello crafters!  We found this fun wood pumpkin at a thrift store for just $0.50!  We couldn't pass it up as we saw potential in it!  We used 2 coats of paint and a little baker's twine to completely transform this little guy. 

Items needed:

  • Americana Gel Stains 2oz - Maple
  • Water basin
  • Palette
  • Paint brush
  • Baker's twine
  • Sand paper


He's a fun addition to our fall decor.  All you need are a couple bottles of paint!

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Start by staining your pumpkin brown.  If you have a raw pumpkin, it'll absorb better.  This pumpkin had a high gloss which is fine because I lightly coated it.  I want the undertones to show through in my final sanding. 

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Paint it lightly in white when the stain is dry.

Wrap bakers twine around the stem, use hot glue as needed.  We ended up hot gluing nearly every strand as we went.  The 10 minutes of tedious gluing was well worth the final look.

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Lightly sand the edges to get your orange & brown to peek through.

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We hope you loved this easy makeover. Don't be afraid to repaint or stain fun items you see.  Potential is everywhere!  We hope you'll check out all of our DecoArt ideas on Lolly Jane too!

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