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Clever Mom Transforms Dollar Tree Pumpkins Into Expensive-Looking Fall Centerpieces

by Johanna Silver
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Johanna is a writer who lives, works, and volunteers in New York.

Dollar store purchases are the best — and they are especially good for crafting since you don’t have to worry about altering anything expensive!

Since fall is around the corner, dollar stores like Dollar Tree will be filled with your favorite fall decorations like fake leaves, jack-o-lantern tools, and plastic trick-or-treat pumpkins.

These little pumpkins are a go-to item for parents whose kids need buckets for all of their candy — but they can also be used for some seriously pretty fall crafts.

Using a few creative techniques, these simple plastic pumpkins can be turned into something super stunning, like these cool cement porch pumpkins.

And the ideas don’t stop there! Crafty mom Lina, writer for Hip2Save, has found another way to make them look extra shiny and special.

All you need to make it happen is a little bit of gold spray paint — which can make almost anything look significantly more expensive!

Check below to see more photos of these stunning gold centerpieces, which are actually just plastic.

Fall is around the corner and it’s time to start getting into the autumnal mood when it comes to crafting.

Fortunately, Lina — a crafty mom and writer for Hip2Save — has the most simple yet stunning fall centerpiece idea using plastic pumpkins from our favorite place: Dollar Tree!

These plastic pumpkins — which  are usually used for carrying Halloween candy — are renowned around Halloween.

And though they may look cheap and disposable in their current state, they can easily be transformed into expensive-looking centerpieces.

All it takes is a little gold spray paint to make the most humble plastic props look fancy.

If you prefer another color, other jewel tones also look really pretty, though gold is undeniably opulent-looking.

Once the paint is dry, decorating the pretty gold pieces further is a matter of personal preference.

They look amazing on their own but can also be dressed up using pretty plants, or more fall accents like leaves.

Using this simple technique totally transforms the pumpkins, you wouldn’t even be able to tell that they came from Dollar Tree.

So if you’re looking for a sophisticated idea for fall, skip expensive decorations at the craft store and opt for stray paint instead!

For a complete and detailed tutorial, as well as other budget-friendly crafts, check out Hip2Save‘s page.

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