Dollar Store Fall Decor: Pumpkins with Holders

We are crazy for pumpkins around here.
Like, super duper hooked on pumpkins.
It may be a little more “me” than “we” but that’s not important.

So while the boys were out playing a bit of golf yesterday,
I kicked it into high gear and unearthed all of my favorite fall decor
and ran around the house hanging garlands, hot-gluing and losing
my ever-loving mind for the afternoon.

It’s supposed to be in the 90’s for the next week or so.
So when the golfer’s returned, let’s just say they weren’t exactly
ready to walk into the pumpkin patch I had created indoors.

They will survive.
“You know it’s going to be really hot next week” they said.
“Are you decorating for Christmas after this?” I heard someone say.
“That’s a great idea!” I responded.
Don’t toy with a woman who loves to fluff her nest, or her brood
of seasonally-challenged kids who never really know what season it is.

So if the kids are running through the sprinkler for a few last times,
and eating the last of the Popsicles in the freezer it’s ok.

Keep hanging your garlands.

You know I love me some Dollar Tree crafting right?
And…..I just so happened across these little glass candle holders.
Plus the first wave of Fall decor at Dollar Tree seems to have hit.
Can I just say YAY!!!!

Here is how I put together these Shabby Pumpkins & Pumpkin Stands:
First I used a little E6000 to attach the candle holders to the bottom of
two terracotta dishes I picked up at Jo Ann’s recently.  For the tall stand
I simply connected two candle holders at their tops and glued them together
to create a tall stand.

Next I used some Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch Spray Paint in Heirloom White,
covering them with two coats once they were dry.  After that I used a dab of black
acrylic paint and a foam brush to accent the edges of each stand so they look a little shabby.

I picked up this gorgeous chartreuse moss and created a little nest for my pumpkins
on the top of each stand.

Next I used two foam pumpkins from Dollar Tree, and tore 1/2 yard of natural
unbleached muslin into 2″ strips to cover each pumpkin.  I cut each strip in half
and glued the ends in a circular pattern on the bottom of each pumpkin.  Next I
pulled each strip up and glued it firmly at the base of the pumpkin stem.  Once I was
done covering the pumpkin, I used about 18″ of jute twine, tying it around the leftover
fabric and wrapping it about 2″ up to create a “stem.”  After trimming the excess fabric
down created a cute stem for each pumpkin.  Last I trimmed three leaves out of some
burlap scraps I had on hand, and glued them into place.

Voila! Some sweet & pretty pumpkins with stands you can use all thru Fall and
Thanksgiving too.

Happy crafting & creating friends, and as always thank you so much for reading.
I {heart} y’all so much!

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  1. Your pumpkins are so pretty tanya. I'm getting my fall mojo in gear this week.

  2. oh how I love the dollar store! I just picked up some cute fall décor, but didn't see any pumpkins!

  3. Stacking 2 candle holders like that is just genius! And I love the shabby paint and the adorable pumpkins! Pinned it!

  4. Absolutely brilliant – love this so much. Well done, Tanya!!!

  5. How creative! I really like this look.

  6. These are so cute.

  7. Very cute and creative! 🙂

  8. Tanya, I love this idea – the pumpkins are so cute and look so great on your holders…Gotta love that Dollar Tree – I just picked up some pumpkins also… Thanks for sharing this I am pinning it…
    – Cathy

  9. What a creative idea Tanya!! I love the pumpkins! It's going to be in the 90's in my neck of the woods this week too, but I'm not letting that stop my Fall mojo either. 😀

  10. I hear ya about decorating for fall when it is still summer- we were outside swimming in the lake yesterday and I had fall crafts on my mind!! Lol… love the fabric pumpkins and those stands are awesome… I recently picked up some plastic candle sticks at Target to try something similar- thanks for the tutorial:)

  11. Tanya I love what you did with the pumpkins. It has been great weather here in NJ. I have to tell you, it has made me want fall even more.


  12. You are so clever girl!! These turned out really cute. And your writing style really made me laugh…you have such a great "voice"… Feels like chatting with a girlfriend.


  13. You are so clever girl!! These turned out really cute. And your writing style really made me laugh…you have such a great "voice"… Feels like chatting with a girlfriend.


  14. These are beautiful and look fantastic!

  15. Love the white, and the burlap leaves are darling!

  16. Great idea!!! All these Dollar Store ideas are really inspiring me!

    New follower here. Would love for you to come check out my new blog sometime and follow back…

    Suzie @ Dorothy Sue and Millie Bs too

  17. I love a good dollar store project, that is a great idea.

  18. Wow, I would have never guessed you found your supplies at a dollar store! What great decorations for Halloween

    I have a Furniture/Paint Party Everything Thursday which goes live Wednesday at 8 PM MST. I would Love for you to come link up!

    Hope to see you soon,


  19. So very cute, love the white too! Jen

  20. Those are so cute! I'm really into white fall decor, too. 🙂 Thanks for linking up to Give Me the Goods… we'd love for you to add a link back or grab a button so you can be eligible for feature. Thanks!

    Rachel @

  21. Just wanted you to know that you were featured at The Scoop this week! Thanks so much for sharing!…hugs…Debbie

  22. I adore pumpkins and fall is not fall without pumpkins, as far as I am concerned. The ones you have made here are just too cute and creative. Great idea to use the candle holders as you did. E-6000 is the greatest glue, isn't it? I have not been to Dollar Tree in weeks and just know I am missing some awesome stuff. Thanks for sharing this great project!

  23. C.U.T.E. !!! Love them!

  24. These are so pretty, Tanya ~ love them. Thanks so much for sharing at last week's Project Inspire{d} ~ pinning and featuring.

    Hugs, Mary Beth

  25. Sa-weet fall decor! love those pedastals!

  26. Featured this today too on Mod Mix Monday at Mod Vintage Life! Super cute!

  27. Gorgeous! Thanks for linking up at Project Inspire{d}… I featured your project this week!

  28. Oh, these are super cute! I have several of those glass candle stick holders let over from Dollar Tree that I purchased for another project. This sure makes me want to make some of these.
    Just came from "Liking" your FB page, now I'm off to follower your blog as well. Come by for a visit sometime.

  29. Oh, we are still in the 90's, too! I am so ready for fall weather!!

    I adore your awesome pumpkins!! You are so creative! Thank you so much for sharing with us at A Bouquet of Talent. You had the top view at the party tonight. 🙂

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  30. I just pinned your adorable pumpkins! Like you, I just can't get enough of them….enjoy them for this beautiful season!

  31. Tanya, thank you so much for linking up to Get Your DIY On this past week. Your pumpkins are adorable. I need to use them for my Thanksgiving table 🙂 I hope you'll join us tomorrow with any furniture makeovers!!

    Mandy @ The Hankful House Blog

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