Learn how to paint dollar store pumpkins with an Anthropologie Inspired designer flair in a few easy to follow simple steps.
I am so excited about showing you guys this fun little Dollar Store Pumpkin Makeover. Don’t these just look so adorable, bright and cheery.
I think these are perfect for Fall even though they don’t have the traditional Fall colors.
These beautiful succulent pumpkins came about while I was scrolling through Anthropologie.
I just love hoe all of their home decor pieces have tons of color and pattern.
You can also see more of my Anthro obsession with this Dollar Store Vase that I transformed into an Anthropologie Vase and this thrifted Mirror as well.
So it only made sense to add some Anthropologie flair to these basic dollar store foam pumpkins.
These are incredibly versatile and you can choose what sort of color combination and design you want to create on your own pumpkins.
So let’s jump right into this DIY project.
Material Needed for DIY Anthropologie Inspired Dollar Store Pumpkins
Tutorial for DIY Anthropologie Inspired Dollar Store Pumpkin Makeover
So I bought three Foam Pumpkins from my local dollar store. It did have some writing on it but I knew since I was going to paint them it wasn’t an issue.
The color palette I chose for the base of the pumpkins were in the pastel shade range.
I used Chalky Finish by DecoArt to paint all three of the foam pumpkins since I wanted a Matte look.
You could also go the shiny glossy route and use DecoArt Metallic Paints on the pumpkins which would look beautiful as well.
They needed literally only one coat of the chalky finish paint.
Let them completely dry before moving onto the next step.
This is the part where you can get as creative as you like with the design and pattern you want to make on the pumpkins.
I went with a floral pattern with flowers and leaves.
I chose to stick with the Orange and Pink Chalky Finish Paint colors for the flowers.
For the leaves I went with a dark green and dark blue paint combination.
Use a really thin paintbrush for creating these designs as they get the job done easily.
The messier the painting the more abstract and prettier it looks in my opinion.
Paint the other pumpkins as well and let them dry before moving onto the next step.
So I could have left the pumpkins as is after painting them but I wanted to add an extra element of fun.
I attached faux succulents onto the top part of the foam pumpkins.
This is super simple as you only need an X-Acto knife to carve out the top.
Since the inside of the pumpkin is foam you could stick in the faux succulents easily and they would stay put.
I wanted to keep them super secure so I used a little Decoupage Glue and attached the faux succulents one by one.
I have used these colorful succulents before in my Rainbow Inspired Succulent Tray Makeover so you should definitely check it out to see how I painted these faux succulents.
And there you have it.
What do you guys think?