We all love seeing dollar store hacks that look like high end decorations. And who doesn't love taking your decor to the next level without spending a small fortune. So let's glam it up for Fall by making a gorgeous pumpkin in a mosaic style. Here's a fun and simple technique that uses reflective tape from the Dollar Tree to achieve the look of a faux mosaic glass pumpkin! How cool is this!
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- Foam Pumpkin (Dollar Tree)
- Reflective 15ft Roll Tape - (Dollar Tree)
- Utility Knife (Dollar Tree)
- Clay Dough (Dollar Tree)
- Skewer Stick
- Paint/Foam Brush
- Parchment Paper
Let's begin by painting the foam pumpkin metallic silver (not shown). Then take a piece of clay . . .
rolling it into a cylinder shape.Adjusting the size to be fatter at one end - to attach to the pumpkin body by shaping the end into a flat circular shape . . .
and scooping out a portion of the clay . . .
to fit over the existing knobby stem. Make lines and grooves similar to a real pumpkin stem down the sides with a skewer stick.
Use a craft knife to add design to the base and then give the stem a twist and curve to complete the shape.
Because of the adhesive back, it's easier to cut up the reflective tape into irregular triangles, diamonds, rectangles and square shapes by placing tape strips on parchment paper first.
And then place the pieces in random patterns around the entire pumpkin. Allowing just a bit of space between each one to mimic grout.
And finally, paint the pretty stem with a matching metallic acrylic craft paint to complete the look.
Looks perfect in a tablescape or displayed on a mantle - or anywhere in your home for a one-of-a-kind look in decor!
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When light shines on the faux mosaic pumpkin, it creates a lovely artistic reflective glow.
Don't you just love how this dollar store pumpkin turned out!
Just perfect in any Fall decor!
And now for more Dollar Store Goodies!
Each month, a group of creative bloggers co-host a themed blog hop. This month, it's our Dollar Store Craft Challenge!
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And don't forget to check out all of the creative ways to use dollar store items below!