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Foam Pumpkins Crafts

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Today I’m sharing foam pumpkin crafts and more Dollar Store Design ideas from my friends.

Adding Mod Podge and paper napkins to a foam pumpkin is very popular but guess what? I have never tried it! Shocked, I know me too! Today you are seeing a first for me and let me tell you, it’s easy and I love the end result. Dollar pumpkins never looked so good.

Dollar Store Foam Pumpkins - Craft Ideas

The only thing that I had a problem with was my patience. I kept getting my fingers stuck, I should have done one section at a time and let it dry. Luckily I was able to fix the damage from stuck fingers.

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Foam Pumpkins Crafts

Pumpkin Mod Podge

Transform Dollar Store foam pumpkins with napkins and Mod Podge. These sunflower napkins are perfect for fall.

Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty Easy


  • Dollar Tree Pumpkins
  • Paper Napkins
  • Mod Podge


  • Small paint brush
  • Scissors


  1. Remove the foam stem from the pumpkin.
  2. Using a small paint brush, smooth a thin layer of Mod Podge over the pumpkin.
  3. Most napkins have layers, peel apart and use the decorative layer.
  4. Cut napkin to fit the pumpkin.
  5. Place the napkin over the area with the Mod Podge, use the small paint brush to smooth on.
  6. Cover the pumpkin as desired and let dry.
  7. Add a stem, faux or real and decorate.


Try to do one section at a time, so your fingers didn't stick to the wet glue areas. I sat my pumpkin on top of a small glass. You could add a skewer to the bottom and stick the pumpkin in a piece of foam to hold it secure while you work on it.

Napkins Pumpkins and Mod Podge

I did spray paint two of the pumpkins blue. I thought it would look better, honestly I loved how the original orange one turned out the best. The colors were more vibrant. So skip the spray paint! (I never thought I’d say, skip spray paint lol.)

Mod Podge napkins on a foam pumpkin

Mod Podge napkins on a foam pumpkin

Mod podge foam pumpkins

This little project filled with dollar store pumpkins, napkins and mod podge has kick started my fall decorating. It’s been so hot, I just could not bring myself to decorate. I need to get it done because in a couple of weeks everyone will be decorating for Christmas 😉

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    10 thoughts on “Foam Pumpkins Crafts”

    1. Love, love, love❣️ I have painted a couple and working on covering one with fabric but the napkins look better so here I go looking for som cute napkins! I did turn one into a flower arrangement too.

    2. Turned out beautiful but I can imagine the patience test. i love the Dollar Tree pumpkins. Easy to craft with but never tried napkins. Beautiful!

    3. Your pumpkins came out great! Thanks so much for sharing the directions and especially for sharing the time it takes to complete the project – very helpful. I haven’t tried these before either but you’ve given me the incentive! -Cheryl


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