I love a good Dollar Tree find and can’t wait to show you what I did with this one!! I found this cute little metal pumpkin stake and couldn’t resist picking up a couple. Let’s get started on the Hey There Pumpkin Dollar Tree sign!!
Here’s What I Did.
It’s cute, but I know it can be even better with a little paint!! The graphic above is not painted on, it’s just a glued on piece of paper. The outer edges pull free, but the center is glued pretty effectively so I spray it down with a good coat of Goo Be Gone.
After the sticker and residue is all gone, the metal pumpkin stake will be ready for some spray paint. I’ll be using a copper color on the leaf (Rustoleum)and linen white on the pumpkin itself. I want to add the words “Hey there Pumpkin” in black, so I will spray a base coat of black spray paint into my pumpkin first.
Let’s add paint and vinyl
Now, while the first coat of paint dries, I can cut the words out of vinyl using my Cricut and stick them on top of the black coat on the pumpkin. Now I can coat the pumpkin again with my linen white chalk paint. I covered my already painted leaf and coil with tape so they didn’t get covered with the linen white color. No worries if you don’t have a Cricut because you can easily use stickers to make words to use on your pumpkin. After my paint is all dry ( I waited a couple of hours to make sure the paint was completely dry) I peeled my vinyl off to reveal my wording.
Finally this little pumpkin is all painted but needs just a little more, so I think I’ll add a messy bow!! I’ll use orange fabric, burlap, and two black and white print fabrics to make my bow.
Lastly, once my bow is finished I’ll use a little hot glue to attach it to my Hey there pumpkin Dollar Tree sign. When it’s all complete I’ll have spent less than $5.00 since I had the spray paint and vinyl on hand. It’s almost ready to make it’s front porch debut!
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