Dollar Tree Round Craft Box Pumpkins

August 24, 2021


Photo of two round Dollar Tree Boxes
My fall craft project started with two round craft boxes with lids from Dollar Tree.

The boxes were just $1 each.

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Photo of two Dollar Tree round boxes being painted orange
First, I painted the boxes with a couple of coats of Decoart Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint in Heritage.  I love this paint color for pumpkins.

Photo of two round boxes painted orange being distressed with sandpaper
Next, I distressed the boxes with 220 grit sandpaper with an all over sanding.

Photo of two round boxes painted orange with wooden stick stems
At my request, my husband brought home some sticks with bark in 3/4" and 2" widths from our cabin.

The sticks were cut on a diagonal on the chop saw.  The sticks were cut into 1 3/4" lengths, and glued to the center of the box lids with E6000 Craft Adhesive.  I let the glue dry overnight.

Photo of a rub on transfer sheet from Dollar Tree
This sheet of rub on transfers is also from Dollar Tree.

Photo of two rub on transfer words cut off of a larger sheet
I cut out the words "gather" and "thankful".

Photo of rub on transfer words applied to two round Dollar Tree boxes
I used a flat stick to rub on the transfers.  More info on rub on transfer application can be found HERE.

Photo of a Dollar Tree round box repurposed as a fall pumpkin
I waxed the boxes with Dixie Belle Best Dang Wax in Clear and a fiber rag.

Photo of a Dollar Tree round box repurposed as a fall pumpkin
The last step was to tie some raffia onto my pumpkin stem.

Photo of a Dollar Tree Box repurposed as a fall pumpkin
I think my Dollar Tree box pumpkins are pretty cute!

Photo of two Dollar Tree round boxes repurposed as fall pumpkins
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you were inspired.

Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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