We are all familiar with this pumpkin trick or treat bucket. They have been around as long as I can remember, I’ve even used them a time or two for trick or treating. But now that they have come out with all the new cute bags, we are no longer using these in our house.
So we know what that means, it’s time for an upcycle.
Here’s all the supplies I used to upcycle my pumpkin:
- Pumpkin bucket
- Mod Podge
- Dollar tree napkins
- Paint Brush
- A small bottle of paint
- A few sticks
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- A variety of different color ribbons for the bow on top.
- And of course raffia, everything needs raffia!
And here’s how I put it all together:
1. I started by painting my pumpkin bucket white. This needs to be done because your napkins will be thin and the bright orange will show through.
2. Once that’s dry, grab your napkins and make sure you peel the backing off your napkin normally they are 2-ply, but we only want the printed piece of the napkin.
3. Now it’s time to grab your paintbrush and mod podge. Start by brushing on the Mod Podge in a small section on your pumpkin. Then you can lay your napkin onto your pumpkin where you applied the mod podge. Then around the edges of your napkin brush on more mod podge to just seal them down.
4. Just keep repeating this part until your entire pumpkin is covered.
5. Now it’s time to make a stem, I gathered a few sticks from the yard and I just hot glued them together to make a stem.
6. Cut a small slit into the tape you put across the top and gently place your stems in the slit. Now you can hot glue all around the stem to make sure it doesn’t fall through.
It turned out so cute! If you think so too, could you do us a favor and.
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You can see the full live tutorial on how I upcycled this pumpkin right here.
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