Dollar Tree Pumpkins Into Elegant Candleholders

Dollar Tree Pumpkins Into Elegant Candleholders

Dollar Tree Thanksgiving Candle Holders


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
  • Twine
  • Charms
  • Hot glue gun
  • Paper Roses

Dollar Tree Pumpkin


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:

Carved Dollar Tree Pumpkin


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.

Painted Dollar Tree Pumpkins


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.

Dollar Tree Pumpkin Makeover


Glue paper roses around the top of the pumpkin (you can see the tissue paper I used to rim the inside of the pumpkin) .

Dollar Tree Makeover 1


Now on to the candleholders.

Dollar Tree Vase Makeover


Wrap the twine around the top of the candleholder and tack in place using hot glue.

Twine Wrapped Vase


Hot glue charms to center:

Oak Leaf Charm Vase


Place candleholders inside pumpkin base.

Dollar Tree Thanksgiving Candle Holders


Hope you enjoyed this idea and any questions, please email me at

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  1. Carol,
    Your pumpkin craft decor is just darling. A perfect to addition to fall decor in any home.
    Happy Crafting,
    Karen Marie
    Dragonfly & Lily Pads
    Karen Marie Kedzuch recently posted…Fall Mod Podge PumpkinsMy Profile

  2. These are really pretty! Great idea.

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