Since we had never attempted this project before, Mr. Décor and I thought it was best to begin on something less expensive than the nice faux pumpkin I had purchased at Michaels. (Even at 50% off it was $8.) I found some craft pumpkins at the dollar store that were perfect. An exacto knife and a bit of patience were all that was needed.
I love working in miniatures. Most recently I created a fall scene nestled inside a funkin (faux punkin).
You can find miniatures at most craft stores. It also helps to improvise.
Afterwards I spray painted the dollar store pumpkins. You can see that they have a very thick wall and a center seam that could not be concealed. The bottom line? In regards to faux pumpkins the old adage “You get what you pay for” holds true.
The other pumpkin holds a few dyed bottle brush trees and deer creating a fall frolic.
I grouped them together on a silver tray lined with natural colored paper shred near the front entry. All of our visitors have loved them.
This project was featured on POPSUGAR Living.