Who doesn’t love a good makeover? This easy project uses supplies from the Dollar Tree and the pumpkin makeover is amazing! Grab a cheap-o foam pumpkin and let’s get started! This post contains the instructions for a unique Mummy Makeover!
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Watch the full YouTube video here!
Whenever I wander the aisles of the Dollar Tree I am always keeping my eye out for things that can be easily made over.
When I came across these orange foam pumpkins, my first thought (admittedly) was “eww. gross. garishly orange pumpkins aren’t MY thing!”.
So I walked past them and then it hit me – these could be really cute with a little DIY love and TLC.
If I take the “edge” off them (and by edge I mean orange Orange ORANGE!!!), they could be farmhouse chic Halloween Decor!
And hence, the Mummy Makeover!
Let’s get started!
Supplies Needed for a Pumpkin Mummy Makeover:
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- Pumpkin (foam, cardboard, plastic, real – any of these will work!)
- Strips of white cloth – I used a variety of textures. In my YouTube video you will see I use a couple of options I scooped up in the kitchten section of the Dollar Tree. Look around at home and you may discover you already have something you can cut up.
- Black buttons – I personally think it is cutest if they are in various sizes
- Black Yarn
- Elmer’s Glue + water to dilute
- Hot Glue Gun + sticks
- Black paint + paintbrush
- Optional – white spray paint
Step 1: Spray Paint Pumpkins
I marked this step as optional because if you cover your pumpkins well enough with the fabric strips, you will not see the orange pumpkin underneath. I found, though, that spray painting the pumpkins was a nice touch because then no orange peeked through.
Step 2: Cut White Strips of Cloth
Use a variety of textures for this for a really fun impact. For mine, I used a bar cloth (very rough and scruffy), a flour sack towel (the texture reminded me of cheesecloth) and then I had a white towel from the car care section at Dollar Tree.
Remember – this is meant to mimic gauze, so be resourceful! Maybe everything you need is in your house!
Cut everything into various strips. No need to measure here! Tear or rip strips for something even more fun! My strips ranged in width from a half inch to three-quarters inch.
Step 3: Wrap the strips around the pumpkin
Starting at the top, place a dab of hot glue and secure one end of the strip. Star wrapping! When you get to the end, secure it with another dab of glue.
Repeat! Cover the entire pumpkin in the strips of cloth in various directions.
Step 4: Secure buttons to front of pumpkin with hot glue.
I used two different sizes and in my opinion that makes it extra cute! Again – look around your house! I’ll bet you have two black buttons to use!
Step 5: Cut yarn for mouth | Dip in Elmer’s Glue
For the mouth, I took a strip of black yarn and I dipped it (saturated it!) in some Elmer’s glue that I watered down slightly. You could use ModPodge for this too! The fun thing is that the glue will dry clear and the mouth will be hardened.
I used one long strip of yard across and then three small snips of yarn to make it look like a stapled mouth.
Step 6: Paint the stem black
With a small amount of black paint, paint the stem black
I hope you had a fun time with this easy Dollar Tree pumpkin! I’d love to see your project! Find me on Instagram of Facebook and let’s connect!