Happy Friday LCI readers. Carol here from The Answer Is Chocolate sharing an inexpensive way to add to your Fall / Thanksgiving table decor. I often pick up extra supplies for future projects when they’re inexpensive or on sale. I picked up a couple of extra foam pumpkins at the Dollar Tree during Halloween shopping. Like most projects I do, I knew I’d do something with them but not exactly what. Since the tag said they were carvable, I thought maybe I could use them as the base to hold glass candleholders , also from Dollar Tree. No clue why this thought came to me…just did.
For this project you will need:
- Dollar Tree ( or other carvable foam pumpkins)
- Glass candleholders (Dollar Tree)
- Craft paint
- XActo knife
- Hot glue gun
- Paper Roses
Using the bottom of the glass candleholder as a guide, I traced a circle around the top of the pumpkin and cut out the top with an Xacto knife:
Yay…no pumpkin guts to deal with. Inside the rim looked a little rough so I covered it with some Mod Podge and tissue paper. It doesn’t really show in the finished project but I wanted to be safe just in case.
Paint pumpkins with a couple coats of craft paint (I used taupe).
Tip: use push pins to make it easy to pick them up and hold while painting.
When the base color is dry, dry brush with white. The bumpy texture of the pumpkin really shows through with the dry brushing.
Glue paper roses around the top of the pumpkin (you can see the tissue paper I used to rim the inside of the pumpkin) .
Now on to the candleholders.
Wrap the twine around the top of the candleholder and tack in place using hot glue.
Hot glue charms to center:
Place candleholders inside pumpkin base.