I love pumpkins, I love polka dots... Of course I had to make a Polka Dot Pumpkin! Then after seeing this pumpkin vase from Chatelaine on Pinterest, I knew that I had to have a Polka Dot Pumpkin Vase. Try saying that fast 3 times. :)
Polka Dot Gold Leaf Pumpkin VaseI like longevity out of my projects, so I used a white craft pumpkin for my vase. I just cut off the top like I would a real pumpkin*.
If you're going to use your vase with fresh flowers, be sure to make the cut-out large enough to fit a vase insert.
*If you use a real pumpkin... I have not tried this and cannot vouch for how helpful it is, but if you decide to use a real pumpkin, you may want to try these pumpkin preservation tips from HGTV.
I added the white dots with a paint pen. I used this medium-tip pen and it was easy to work with.
paint on the first layer of dots then let dry before painting subsequent coats.
The finished pumpkin vase...
Add the vase insert...
I used a couple of glue dots on the bottom of the vase to keep it from moving around inside the pumpkin.
Add the water and flowers...
A pretty polka dot pumpkin vase!
I love dahlias!
I hope you're having a nice week!