Today I am back again with my dollar store crafting buddies. You may remember we did this a while back and I made an easy colorful fence with dollar store flowers.
At the end of this project you’ll be able to see what my friends did with their dollar store finds.
What I used for this project:
- a plastic vine bought at the dollar store
- DecoArt Americana acrylic paint in red, yellow, black and tan
- DecoArt Metallic Paint in Bronze
- paint brush
- a piece of cardboard cut into a donut shape
- strips of fabric
- burlap ribbon
- dried flowers
- assorted embellishments of your choosing
- mini squash
At this point I had a vague idea of adding the vine to another project I’m working on but quickly scraped the idea because I wanted to go after fall with a vengeance! The other project is a pretty blue, not exactly fall-fabulous!
Now I have a little story to tell you. When I lived in New York, we had taken a trip to a nature preserve on a cloudy fall day. I still have a vivid memory of walking down a path and a ray of sunshine hitting a few yellow leaves. They sparked like gold.
That for me is the quintessential fall memory. Those few rays of sunshine hitting the yellow leaves and making them look like golden nuggets. Now you can see where the gold ribbon comes in.
The difference this time is that I painted them. I used bronze, tan and black.
It is the same pumpkin from last years crafts. The same one who took up the better part of my October. He has been with us for almost a year and he is still going strong. But we shouldn’t push our luck.
It is time to retire this little fellow to the pumpkin patch and let his little ones grow.
Stay away from the dollar store?
Have lots of little bottles of paint on hand?
Never throw anything out because you never know when you’ll need it?
Make sure you get the pumpkin man’s seal of approval?
None of that, although it is useful. What we learned is when you go flower picking make sure to find out the name of the flowers you are picking!
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