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Monday, October 7, 2019

Dollar Store DIY: How to Make Easy Pumpkin Place Cards

Impress your guests with these easy personalized pumpkin place cards!

It's the first Monday of the month and I'm back with an all new simple Dollar Tree makeover.   I took an unexpected break from my monthly Dollar Store DIY series, but it's back and I'm excited to share this month's simple Dollar Tree pumpkin project. 

Dollar Tree painted pumpkin place cards

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- Wood pumpkin cutouts (Dollar Tree)
- Waverly chalk paint (moss)
- Hot glue gun with glue
- Craft paintbrush
- Metal label holders (found in Michael's scrapbook section)
- Drill 

I thought about making a garland out of the wood Dollar Tree pumpkins then realized they would make super cute place cards for Thanksgiving.

I used everything I had on hand, including bark from the woods, leftover paint from the painted plastic pumpkins I shared last week and metal tags that I previously bought from Michael's.

Supplies for Dollar Tree personalized pumpkin place cards
I tend to decorate with cooler tones rather than the traditional orange and red colors of fall, but you can paint your pumpkins whatever color best fits your style of decor.  


STEP ONE:  Paint the front and back of each pumpkin with Celery chalk paint.
Painting dollar tree wood pumpkins

STEP TWO: Add depth to the pumpkins using Moss chalk paint, making sure to blend both colors together.
         painting dollar tree wood pumpkins
STEP THREE: Create stems by hot-gluing pieces of bark to the top of each pumpkin.

Adding bark to create pumpkin stems

Glue bark to painted wood pumpkins

Add metal label holders to painted wood pumpkins
STEP FOUR: Use a small drill bit to drill holes then attach a scrapbook label to the front of each pumpkin.
Drill holes in pumpkins for metal label holder

Back of personalized wood pumpkin place card
STEP FIVE: Print or write out personalized labels (I didn't do this part).
Painted Dollar Tree pumpkin place cards

Dining room with painted pumpkin place cards
Aren't these little pumpkin place cards so cute?
DIY Dollar Tree personalized pumpkin place cards

Painted Dollar Tree pumpkins turned place cards

Wood pumpkin ornaments turned place cards

Personalized pumpkin place cards for fall

Wouldn't these adorable painted pumpkin place cards make a great addition to your Thanksgiving table?  The best part is, you can make a bunch of them for very little expense, especially if you take advantage of the 40% off Michael's coupons.

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How to make easy pumpkin place cards

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