DIY Dollar Store Fall Halloween Decor ~ Studded Decorative Pumpkins using Thumbtacks

diy dollar store pumpkin decor
Studded pumpkins from the Dollar Store

dollar store pumpkin decor
I bought these little pumpkins at the Dollar Store and also a box of gold thumbtacks

diy studded dollar store pumpkins
I used spray primer and ivory spray paint on the pumpkins,
 then brushed on watered down brown paint and wiped off to give them an antiqued look

diy dollar store Halloween decor
I bought thumbtacks too... bright, shiny, gold thumbtacks. 
But... I wanted a more antiqued look.
 I emptied about half of the tacks out of their container and used spray paint, bronze I think, 
to spray some shots into the box, closed it and shook 'em up.  
I dumped them out on a plate to dry, took about 2 minutes.... and did the same with the rest of the tacks.

As luck would have it, while I was on the second batch, I accidentally picked up the ivory spray paint that I used for the pumpkins....oops. 
 But in the end, it was fine and actually gave me more variation. 

I love thumbtacks... click the "thumbtack" category to see other ways I use them.

glam studded halloween dollar store pumpkins
Then I stuck my bronzey, brassy, tacks in patterns on the pumpkins

dollar store Halloween pumpkins with thumbtack studs
I didn't use glue to secure them, the fit seemed pretty tight.

striped pumpkin topiary
Check out my latest Halloween/Fall creation,

dollar store halloween diy makeover
Happy Halloween!

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