Chic on a Shoestring Decorating: Pumpkin Makeovers

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Pumpkin Makeovers

Hi friends!  Hope you are all enjoying this beautiful season.  We've been having some great fall weather here in the midwest so I've been trying to soak up every minute of it... I know it will be short-lived. : (

While pulling out my fall decor this year I realized that a lot of it had started to show it's age, or maybe I was just sick of it.  Either way, it was not doing it for me anymore. 

Since one of my favorite past-times is shopping I would have loved to go out and spend a load of money on new pumpkin type stuff... how fun!  But being the total cheapo responsible woman that I am I decided to see what I could do with the old stuff I already had. 

I dug out this "lovely" pumpkin candle holder that I got at Hob Lob for 90% off several years ago.  Do you ever buy something just because it's so stinkin' cheap?  Yeah, me too.  I am totally over this look so I decided to take it apart. 

Despite some holes in the pumpkins, they came out looking pretty good.

I picked up this little pumpkin arrangement at the same 90% off sale.  It is a little too country looking for me and a few of the pumpkins lost their stems.  The pumpkins easily pulled off the wires they were attached to. 

I had 6 free (kinda holey) little pumpkins... Sweet! 

The first was a no brainer.  I stuck the tall skinny guy under my little cloche.

Easy Peasy!

I then made kind of a pumpkin "snowman" for my Southern Living pedastel.  I added, what else, a cloche! :)  I put some beaded garland around the bottom to add a little somethin' somethin'.

These pumpkins already had some leaves glued to them so I just stacked them up with toothpicks because I was too lazy to go get the wire am very resourceful. ;)

I "splurged" and bought this $2 leaf placemat at TJ's for it to sit on...

I had 2 random pumpkins left so I decided to stack them and stick them on top of a candle holder as part of my Halloween vignette (which I will share later).

I was very pleased with how "free" pumpkin creations turned out.  I'm in love with my "new" island centerpiece, the snowman pumpkins. 

Have any of you gave some old decorations makeovers?  What's your favorite?




  1. So creative and festive. I may snag some of your ideas!

  2. My favorite pieces are the three pumpkins stacked on top of each other. Very cute (:

  3. I LOVE THIS!! Why can't I be more creative like you!! So happy your are helping me with my house!!

  4. I think your pumpkin arrangements are lovely :-)

  5. So pretty. You did an amazing job-as always.


  6. What cute pumpkins! What fun touches of fall to have around the house! :)

  7. Love it! Where did you get your black stand (3 pumpkins)? Southern Living?

  8. I'm currently addicted to craving pumpkins.


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