Hey ya’ll! Today I want to share how to transform Dollar Tree pumpkins into cozy Fall decor! I just love finding easy and cheap ways to transform a simple, ordinary object into beautiful decor that you feel proud to display!
While browsing through Dollar Tree last week, I saw styrofoam pumpkins and winter hats on display. They happened to be just a few feet apart from each other. Then, suddenly a light bulb went off in my head! I could easily create cozy, fabric pumpkins in literal minutes using styrofoam pumpkins and winter hats. No sewing or cutting sweaters apart involved!
P.S.- If you are a DIY beginner, this project is perfect for you!
What You Need
- Styrofoam Pumpkins (This link is to Amazon. I couldn’t find the actual product that I used on Dollar Tree’s website. But this is extremely similar!)
- Winter Hats
- Yarn (Optional)
- Spray Paint (Optional)
- Utility Knife
- Yarn Needle (Optional)
Helpful Hack To Transform Dollar Tree Pumpkins
Prep The Pumpkins
I loved the design and texture of this white winter hat, but it was very thin and the orange pumpkin showed through. So, I spray painted the styrofoam pumpkin to help it blend in!
First, I removed the stem and the wooden pick that held it in. Then, I sat it on a large piece of cardboard and sprayed on 1 good coat of paint.
Let it dry completely before continuing.
Note: You can easily do this step with any winter hat! Simply choose a similar colored spray paint.
4 Steps To Transforming Dollar Tree Pumpkins
Step 1: Cut A Hole
Once you have your styrofoam pumpkins prepped and painted, if need be, you will need to cut a hole in the top.
Note: If you are adding yarn you will need to cut a hole in the bottom of the styrofoam pumpkin too. See image in Step 3.
Using a sharp utility knife, cut an approximate 1 inch hole in the top of the pumpkin. Also, if you are using a thicker winter hat you will need to make the hole slightly bigger. (I cut an approximate 1 inch hole for the white hat and an approximate 1.5 inch hole for the gray hat.)
Step 2: Cover The Pumpkin-
Transform Dollar Tree Pumpkins Using A Winter Hat
Before covering the pumpkin you will need to snip a small hole in the top of the hat. This is ONLY if you are going to wrap yarn around the pumpkin.
After you snip the hole, open the hat and put the styrofoam pumpkin inside. Make sure that the bottom of the pumpkin is sitting on the top seam of the hat (so it aligns with the small hole you just snipped).
Then, simply tuck the edges of the hat into the top hole!
If the hat is too long, simply trim some off so it tucks in easier. (I trimmed about 1 inches off of the gray hat.)
Step 3: Wrapping With Yarn
Firstly, tie the end of the yarn to a plastic yarn needle. Then run it through the bottom hole and up through the top.
Next, loop it around the pumpkin and back through the bottom hole.
Note: I did not pre-cut the yarn. I just pulled approximately 9 feet through the pumpkin, then cut it when I was completely finished to ensure that I didn’t run out.
In order to hold the yarn in place, run the second strand of yarn over the first strand. Also, remember to pull the yarn tight in each groove of the pumpkin to give it a more defined and fuller appearance.
When all of the groves have been looped with yarn, simply tie the strands together in a knot. Then cut the ends off.
Step 4: Add A Twig
So, to complete this Dollar Tree styrofoam pumpkin makeover simply add a stem or twig to the top hole! (I broke mine off into approximately 4 inch pieces.)
I truly hope you enjoyed this easy tutorial on how to transform Dollar Tree pumpkins using winter hats! (It was a pleasure sharing it with you!)
Also, if you decide to give this DIY a try please let me know in the comment section below! I’d love to hear from you!
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