Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Hi Sweet and WONDERFUL chickies!

Things have been ever so busy here at the cottage.

The sewing room is put back together, but there is a LOT of sewing to complete before I can have show and tell....and believe me.... I'll be shoutin' from the rooftops when it's all done. I can hardly wait.

Already I am loving it.

Now, about these little pumpkins!


Yep, Tightwad Tilly's at it again!

Pumpkins: one dollar each
Glitter: pennies
Paint: pennies
Moss: pennies
Twig: free
Glue: pennies
Leaf garland: one dollar
Wire: free
Floral Tape: pennies

Now, it just doesn't get any better than that, does it?

So, here's the tutorial.... Sooooo darn easy!

I'm sorry to say I didn't get any pictures along the way. My daughter and two of her sweet little friends came over for "Craft Day" and we were too busy to get any photos in.

We already have a day planned for next month. I think we'll make Christmas tags.

My daughter's known these girls FOR.EVER. They stayed the night when there were just schoolgirls and have stayed in touch all these years... I LOVE 'em.

Ok........I got sidetracked....back to the pumpkins.

Pull the stem out of your Dollar Tree pumpkin.

Stick a chopstick in the hole so it's easy to hang onto while you paint that little guy whatever color you want it to be.

You could leave them as is, but I just don't like that color..... so I painted them with craft paint.

I did white ones too and I used that Benjamin Moore paint all the bloggers got for free several months ago.

They are ever so cute. :-)

So, now you have them all painted and they're dry.

I brushed them with regular old Elmer's glue... It worked just fine....and sprinkled them with crafty (CHEAP) clear glitter.

How easy is this?? :-)

I stuck a bit of a twig in the top for the stem.... The hole is already there and it was super simple.

I bought a big bag of fake moss at Michaels for a few dollars and put a little puff of that around the stem. It looks cute, but it also covers up any goobers. Just stick a smidge of glue there first.

Snip off a little leaf from the garland and glue that in too...

I used a little bit of wire and wrapped it with floral tape....curled it around a pencil and wrapped the finished bit around the stem for a little added touch.

Can you see it there?

Gosh I hate that dang floral tape. Did it really used to be soooo sticky? I had it glued all over me.

I bought those itty-bitty pumpkins on the bottom of the tray for a dollar a box several months ago...

I wasn't sure if I'd ever use them, but I'm so glad I bought them.

So, take your little selves to the Dollar Tree and stock up on those little pumpkins.

I was surprised by the assortment of things there.

Wouldn't this one be fun to do with the kidlets?

Big huggies to you dear ones.

God bless you.



  1. Hi Spencer...

    My friend, your little pumpkins turned out beautifully! Wow...I would have never guessed that these sweet little guys started their lives out as Dollar Tree pumpkins! Hehe! I love the colors that you painted them...and all that sparkly glitter! I think that adding all that pretty moss really adds so much to them! I love them, Girlfriend!!! They sure do make for a delicious autumny vignette! Thank you for sharing your pretties with us...and all the "how to's"! I'd love to have a try at these!!!

    Warmest autumn wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  2. What a great little crafty idea! Love it!
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    (¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ Lori Lynn ♥

  3. Hi Spencer,
    What a wonderful idea to make a frosty pumpkin. Thanks for the tutorial, I am going to invite my friends for a gettogether and do this. My laptop with tutorial will be the center piece between the glue, the pumpkins, the twigs, etc.
    Have a happy autumn day!

  4. Spencer! I love it! Your pumpkins are so pretty and you would never guess that you bought them at the dollar store!! So pretty!!

    Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

  5. Good morning precious TIGHTWAD TILLY! Teeeheee, I just love you! Oh, how delightful when a project is almost FREE! This is just darling...I bought a little white pumpkin and glittered the entire thing in white glitter and then attached a little gold crown on the top, then I set it on some wheels and attached a little rabbit that PULLS the pumpkin. It is a Cinderella coach!!!!! DOn't you just love what you can do with these gourds?

    ENJOY YOUR DAY DEAREST ONE! Much love, Anita

  6. Hi Spencer,
    I just love your pumpkins and thanks for the how-to!


  7. Beautiful! Love the way the pumpkins turned out. I love white pumpkins and never thought to paint them myself.

  8. Beautiful Spencer!!! I love how soft they turned out, very nice!!!
    Margaret B

  9. I'm getting my little self down to Big Lots this a.m. and get me some of those little dollar pumpkins and do this cute, cute project. You are so clever.

  10. Hi Spencer! Love these pumpkins! You just make everything pretty, don't you?? :)
    Thank you for showing us how! Have a delightful day!
    Lots of love!

  11. Love the gllittery pumpkins Spencer. They remind me of an early fall frost.

  12. Spencer, you've done it again. You make these projects seem so easy that even I think I can do it. This one I think I really will try. I love the look of the pumpkins with the glitter and moss. Thank you for always being ready to share your ideas and skills!

  13. Cute as a bug's ear, Spence! Love this! Love you, too...


    Sheila :-)

  14. Love the pumpkins - you are ready for Halloween! sandie

  15. Veruy beautiful pumpkins, love the cute centerpiece!

  16. Hi dear!
    I adore your lovely glittery pumpkins...I've been lucky to have been to several blogs that have inspired me to start decorating. I am definitely in the Fall mood!

    Hope you are doing well sweet girl

    Deanna :D

  17. Very Cool!!! What a grand idea and I appreciate you sharing your pretty pumpkins. Warmly,
    deb :)

  18. SPENCER!!! Oh, do got out and try to find a small pumpkin and crown! Then, see if you can find a little toy with wheels and use those wheels to make yourself a Cinderella coach!!!! I love my pumpkin so much....I use if for Christmas! Email me:
    And I will email you back a photo!!!

  19. Love your pumpkins! Thanks for the directions. Happy Fall to you and yours.

  20. These pumpkins look sugar coated!! Your little vignette is very cute!! Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment.

  21. HOW ADORABLE!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE GLITTER! So these are right up my alley! I am going to make some of these!!

    GORGEOUS!!!! I LOVE Tightwad Tilly!

    Lou Cinda :)

  22. Spencer you frosty glittery pumpkins are adorable!! And to think they were once lowly dollar store stuff!! I bet they sure are glad you took them home to live with you!

    bee blessed

  23. I love your glittery pumpkins mixed with the moss. Very pretty.

  24. Oh my goodness! These little pumpkins are great. I love decorating with things i already have and or making it myself. These little guys really fit the bill! Blessings!


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