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!!
If you love it as much as I do, could you do us a little favor and…
PIN IT FOR LATER!
If you end up making this craft, please share pictures with us, we’d love to see what you create.
Here’s a link to a video tutorial of this craft, Enjoy and share with your friends!
Thanks for stopping by,
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