DIY Thumbtack Pumpkin

Get Crafty! DIY Thumbtack Pumpkin

Not excited about carving pumpkins? Show your Halloween spirit with the help of a plastic pumpkin and a box of thumbtacks from the dollar store. Get creative with a design or keep it simple and cover the entire pumpkin for a cute seasonal decoration that lasts for years and years. Here's how to make one:

  1. Protect your workspace with a folded newspaper and give your plastic pumpkin a quick coat of white acrylic paint, which covers the not-so-pretty color of the dollar store gourd. Give it a second coat as needed. If you're planning on covering the entire pumpkin with thumbtacks, you can totally skip this step.
  1. Get out the thumbtacks and go crazy! You can create a chevron design, simply pop a few around for a studded pumpkin, or create lines in the grooves.
  1. Pop your finished thumbtack pumpkin in a special spot, and enjoy its unique sparkle throughout Halloween!
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