Monday, September 23, 2013

Dollar Tree Thumbtack Pumpkin

Two years ago I saw the most incredible pumpkins pinned on Pinterest. They were done by Shannon at Madigan Made. (click on the link for the tutorial)  I've made a few of these since, and I absolutely love them.

All you need to get is a pumpkin and push pins from the Dollar Tree. I then wanted to have something other than the typical brass or silver coloring, so I used some leftover metallic spray paint to finish the pumpkin off.

The pumpkin sure does gain some weight once all those thumbtacks are added. I used approximately four boxes of tacks per pumpkin. That makes it about four dollars a pumpkin since all of the materials came from the Dollar Tree.  I literally just sat there during my favorite shows and just kept adding tacks until I was done. 
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Enjoy your week.




28 comments:

  1. Wow!! Love the texture and colour! Awesome!

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  2. That is gorgeous. It must be pinned! :)

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  3. I love all those thumbtack crafts and this is no exception. Great job

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  4. Love the texture and that industrial look, pretty!

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  5. I suppose this wouldn't work with ceramic pumpkins, huh :)...Love the chic makeover you gave your dollar store pumpkin. Looks great.

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  6. That looks pretty cool. I bet if you spray painted the pumpkin underneath, you could have a little more leeway and not have to cover every speck of yellow.

    It does look awesome though! Love it!

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  7. Whoa! that is really cool! I bet it was kind of relaxing to just sit and put all of those pushpins in too! Love it!

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  8. This thumbtack pumpkin is amazing! So clever and cute!

    Katie

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  9. Ah now I have much better idea what my $ tree pumpkin can look like. I sprayed it with silver and was going to add some kind of embellishment but nothing appealed, til now. Love the thumbtack look, awesome. Great idea and think adding thumb tacks to it can only make it look better, put some pizzazz in it. Happy week

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  10. What a great idea! I love the texture that the thumbtacks bring to the pumpkin. I'd like to invite you to link up this little gem at our All Things Thursday Blog Hop and/or It's Fall Y'all Link Party. Thanks for stopping by to leave a sweet message about my stenciled pillow. I appreciate the kind words. Have a super week.
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  11. So fun!! This idea could be adding to almost anything, and I'm in love with the Dollar store so many great surprises :) I would love it if you could come share this project and any others at my weekly party!!
    http://gracelangdon.blogspot.com/2013/09/making-monday-7.html

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  12. Cute idea! I'd love if you'd link up to The DIY'ers! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-diyers-31.html

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  13. That is very cool! I love the texture the the thumbtacks create. Thank you for sharing!

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  14. so fun! and a great way to take out some aggression. ;)

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  15. Great texture. Would be cool way to add some fall touches to my husbands office.

    Debbie

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  16. so fun! what a great way to spruce up a cheapo pumpkin!

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  17. Super fun Megan!
    Thanks for linking up to this week's Catch a Glimpse Party! I'll be featuring this tomorrow. :)

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  18. I love the texture, Megan! Thanks for sharing at Tickled Pink Times Two.

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  19. Ok, now this just rocks! What a simple but amazing idea! It looks like a million bucks... I'm visiting you from the Show Me What Ya Got linky party today! Thanks for sharing... :)

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  20. This is TOO COOL! What a huge impact! And a thrifty project, too!

    Thanks for linking up to the Pumpkin Parade!

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  21. these turned out great. and the right price too :)

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  22. Thanks for linking up today! I love your pumpkin!!

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  23. ooh, very cool! I find the idea of sticking thumbtacks in a pumpkin while watching TV oddly appealing, too....does that make me strange? ;) thanks for linking up!

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  24. Holy wow! I agree with Gretchen. I love having my hands busy with something while I'm watching TV. Such a great idea!

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  25. WOW! Incredible, what a fun way to embellish a pumpkin. Thanks for linking up to the Pumpkin Parade

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