Friday, October 9, 2015

Decorating Dollar Store Pumpkins


I have to be honest here, I am having a hard time adjusting to the holidays after my move. In years past, I would love to get out all of the decorations and go all out for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.  One reason why I have not shared many new craft or decorating ideas this fall, is because most of my decorations and supplies are in storage.  I just do not have easy access to them, and there is not enough room for them at my new place.  I know this situation is temporary, but it is hard when you are not able to do your usual family traditions.  This year our traditions will be on a smaller scale. 

One of those traditions has been adding members to the pumpkin gang each year. 


I miss the gang, but I know they are safe wrapped in a box this year.  Hopefully next year they can come out and be on full display again.  I thought it might be fun though to introduce you to the gang, and new members who were added after this picture was taken 2 years ago.  


The founding member of the pumpkin gang was my Vampire Pumpkin. I found a white craft pumpkin on clearance one year which turned out to be perfect for this craft. All you need is some felt and a few basic craft supplies.  



Another one of the earliest members was Mummy Pumpkin. I used a dollar store pumpkin and supplies.  


Frankenpumpkin  was also one of the early members to the gang.  


There was a little more involved with my Witch Pumpkin.  A dollar store boa made her purple hair and some model magic formed her nose. She is definitely one of more colorful members of the group. 


One of the sweeter members of the gang was my black cat pumpkin.


The following year Owl Pumpkin joined the group. This sweet owl has always been one of my favorite ones.  


Bat and Spider  joined the group together. They are quite similar, but yet different.  


Also joining as a pair were Scarecrow and Crow. I also have a special place in my heart for the scarecrow pumpkin. 


One of the pumpkins not in the original picture is Monster Pumpkin. I love his purple color. 


The last pumpkin to join the gang is also one of my very favorites.. Last year Olaf joined the group.  Frozen is still one of my favorite movies almost two years later 

I do have a few ideas for some new pumpkin gang members.  Hopefully I will be able to add them soon! 

2 comments:

  1. These are so cute. I can empathize with the situation of not having access to your craft supplies and holiday decorations. I went through the same thing for almost 3 years, having to go to an off-site storage unit whenever I needed to access things. Turns out I ended up buying some things that I already had. It has gotten better for me, and I hope it gets better for you soon! Now I have to organize it all in the new house! You could come over and help if you would like!

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    1. Thank you! I would totally take you up on it is if you lived close.. :)

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