Decorating my home on a budget is one of my favorite things to do. I think I actually get a high off of how cheap I can make things for my home. This is one of those crafts! Just about everything I used for this craft came from the dollar tree. And it all came together perfectly!
Here’s all the supplies used:
- Wooden pumpkin cutout
- Buffalo plaid scarf
- Variety of ribbons
- Mod podge
- Burlap leaves
- Metal words
- Paint and small paint brush for the stem
- Hot glue gun
Here’s how I put it all together:
1. First I painted my pumpkin stem on and let it dry before I moved onto the next step.
2. Then I cut a piece of the scarf big enough to cover the pumpkin. I brushed on a thin layer of mod podge and carefully layed my scarf onto my pumpkin. (Try to keep your lines on the scarf as straight as possible)
3. After your scarf is on and everything is straight, flip your pumpkin over and use your hot glue gun to secure your scarf to the back.
4. Now it’s time to make a pretty bow with all your pretty ribbon and raffia.
5. I finished my pumpkin with a metal word appliqué purchased from the dollar tree. I chose “Thankful”
I love how cheap and easy this was to create, and it’s so stinking cute too! I added the cost of all my supplies used, and I’m sitting at about $3.00. WOW!!
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Edited to Add a Price Break Down: hopefully this break down of the cost will help some of you who don’t see how it could possibly be a $3 craft. That is the amazing thing about dollar tree crafts!
- Pumpkin Cut Out- $1.00
- 1/2 of the Buffalo Check Scarf- .50
- 1 burlap leaf (out of a package of 5)- .20
- 1 metal word (out of a package of 3) .33
- Total: $2.03
- That leaves .97 to account for the ribbon and other materials used.
We don’t add in the cost of what we do not use for a project because we use the left over materials for other crafts. We also encourage others to get creative and use what they may already have in their homes to create their own version of our projects!! We’ve seen many different variations of this project. Some have used an old flannel shirt they had in their closet instead of a scarf. A hula skirt instead of raffia. A leaf from an artificial flower arrangement they’ve had sitting around forever. We are so proud of all our friends creations, and how resourceful AND thrifty they have been with this one!
We can only break down our cost of our projects and not guarantee that is what it will cost you exactly, but we hope it’s pretty darn close!! We also love it when y’all figure out ways to do it for less!!
xoxo- Lizzy and Erin
Adorable.I can’t find the buffalo plaid scarves at my stores, though..
Hobby Lobby has buffalo plaid scrap book paper sheets 4 for $1.00 right now that would work great! ❤️
Oh, what an absolutely adorable (and cheap) DIY! Happily, I have most of the supplies on hand already, so I can’t wait to get started on it! Thanks for the inspiration!
We are so glad you like it! Thank you!
What would you charge to sell that?
We hadn’t thought much about it!
Love this! I can’t find any of these items at my dollar tree. Have been to 3 other stores and found 2 items. Still looking for the pumpkin.
We hope you find what you need!
Julie Speaker says
I have the gray checkered baby blanket to give it a try!!
Ahh love this, great idea!!
Janet Idziak says
This is my fall favorite, I have made 2 or 3 of them.
This is one of my favorites! My DT didn’t have the scarves, so I bought buffalo plaid material. I made another using scrapbook paper and it turned out adorable! Thanks for all the great ideas!
Lisa Dawn says
I have Buffalo Check paper I can use for this one! THIS IS MY FAVORITE! So cute, and the little bow is a snap to make! Thanks for this design!
Angela Trice says
This one is my favorite! ❤️
Jennifer McKenzie says
This is my favorite.
Jennifer Mckenzie says
THIS IS MY FAVORITE
Gina Murphy says
This is my faGinavorite! Even I can and have done this one!
Gina Murphy says
Well I cannot type….my favorite one!!!!!!!
I love this. THIS IS MY FAVORITE.
You both make crafts that fit with what I like and something I would do if I thought of it myself.
I am fairly new to your page and loving everything.
Marcia Amos says
This is my favorite one. I have the supplies to do this one! Thanks for the idea!!
I didn’t have extra buffalo plaid cloth, but I had an old shirt with black and white checks (tiny) that worked out nicely though. I used what I had and it looks so cute! Thank you!
YAY, WE are all about using what you have and not getting more stuff if you don’t have to.