Pick Your Pumpkin- Fake Pumpkin Craft Ideas

October 08, 2014

Remember The Great Crate Challenge? Well, today, I'm teaming up with those same amazing bloggers to bring you another fun challenge! Pick Your Pumpkin! If you need a little fall craft inspiration, you're in for a treat! This time, we each purchased fake pumpkins from Michaels and transformed them into our own creations! I can't wait for you to see what everyone came up with!

Fake Pumpkin Craft Ideas
I chose to turn my pumpkin into a fall treat jar! It's perfect as a cookie jar or a candy dish for all of that Halloween candy you're bound to collect!

Fake pumpkin craft ideas- pumpkin treat jar!

I purchased the medium sized white pumpkin from Michaels.

Fake pumpkin craft ideas- pumpkin treat jar!

I measured where I wanted to cut the top off to make a lid. I made little marks so that I could cut a straight line.

Fake pumpkin craft ideas- pumpkin treat jar!

Then, I used a utility knife to cut the top of the pumpkin off.

Fake pumpkin craft ideas- pumpkin treat jar!

It's hard to tell in the photo, but I gave it a coat of DecoArt's Chalky Finish paint in "primitive." It's a grey-beige color. My favorite! I chose to leave the stem alone since it is already painted pretty natural colors. You could absolutely paint your pumpkin whatever colors you want!

Fake pumpkin craft ideas- pumpkin treat jar!

Next, I got to work on a label for my treat jar. I bought this little wooden oval shaped plaque from Michaels.

Fake pumpkin craft ideas- pumpkin treat jar!

I painted it with Martha Stewart's chalkboard paint and used my text transfer method to write "fall treats" with a white paint pen. You could use chalk or a chalk marker if you want to be able to erase your text! The font I used was "antrokas," which has been a favorite of mine lately!

Fake pumpkin craft ideas- pumpkin treat jar!

I baked these yummy salted caramel chocolate chip cookies which are perfect for fall! I put some tissue paper into the pumpkin to protect the cookies (the pumpkin is not food safe!). You may even want to wrap them in plastic wrap to keep them from getting stale. But hey, at least they'll look cute in their little pumpkin jar! :)

Fake pumpkin craft ideas- pumpkin treat jar!

It's the perfect fall decor for the kitchen too!!
Fake pumpkin craft ideas- pumpkin treat jar!

Check out the rest of the Pick Your Pumpkin projects below! :)



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17 comments

  1. Super cute Nicole! Love the colour and that little sign is adorable! I'm going to need to try some of those cookies now!

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    1. Thanks, Kristi! The cookies were delicious!

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  2. This is so clever!! Perfect spot to stash those treats!

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  3. This is so cute! I never would have thought to do a treat jar and the colors and and the chalkboard tag are fantastic. Would be great for candy cause then you wouldn't have to worry about wrapping anything up! I love this :)

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    1. Thanks, Erica! It's holding candy for trick-or-treaters now! :)

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  4. Such a fun idea, Nicole!! I never would have thought to do this! Too cute!!

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  5. This is really sweet, Nicole! I love your warning about the pumpkin not being food safe - ha! Those cookies look pretty darn good, too!

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    1. Thanks, Bre! The cookie recipe is AMAZING! My husband asked me to make another batch already!

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  6. Such a great idea! So clever to use it as a treats bowl,I never thought of that! :)

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  7. This is a super cute idea. Perfect way to serve those fall treats.

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  8. How clever!! A pumpkin jar is perfect to hold all of our soon to be halloween treats! Thanks for sharing
    -Shonee
    www.hawthorneandmain.com

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