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Crafts/DIY

Slinky Pumpkins

Change things up by creating a variety of colors and sizes of these Slinky Pumpkins. Your family and friends will never know how quick and easy this trendy Autumn decor was to create!

If you want easy and adorable project, then this it the project for you! These Slinky Pumpkins are so adorable and pack a big punch in no time!

Here is what you need to make your own Slinky Pumpkins:

  • Plastic Wooden Spring Party Toys – Dollar Store
  • Spray Paint – White, Bright Orange, Burnt Orange
  • Ribbon, Black Gingham
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Twig
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Wire Cutters
  • Wooden Clothespins, Four
  • Cardboard or Drop Cloth

Gather all supplies. The mini magic springs can be found in the party supply section of the dollar store and there are 4 in a package for $1.25. Apply a thin line of hot glue along the end of the plastic coil, match up the opposite end and secure with a clothespin until the glue cools. Repeat with remaining springs. 

In a well-ventilated area, or outside, base coat the slinky pumpkins with white spray paint that bonds to plastic. Rotate the pumpkins to ensure that all sides of the spring get painted. Lay down cardboard or a drop cloth to protect your surface. Set aside to dry.

Topcoat the slinky pumpkins with bright orange and burnt orange spray paint in light coats. Work in a well-ventilated area, or outside.

Set aside to dry and apply a second light coat, if necessary. Rotate the pumpkins to ensure that all sides of the spring get painted.

Measure a twig from the yard into 4” sections and cut with a pair of wire cutters. Don’t worry if the twig doesn’t cut perfectly straight, because that will give the stem a bit of extra character. Attach the twig stems into the top center hole in the pumpkins with a glue gun and glue sticks.

Measure and cut 10” lengths of black gingham plaid ribbon with scissors. Tie the ribbons in bows, and then trim any long ends with scissors. Attach the bows to the stems with a glue gun and glue sticks.

A set of plastic slinkys from the party section of the dollar store, some craft paint, and ribbon are now transformed into modern Pumpkins.

The perfect style for your Autumn home décor or Fall tiered tray.

What do you think? Are you ready to make some this weekend?

Don’t forget to share your pics to social media and tag me when you do! I’d love to see them.

What do you think?