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Rae Dunn Inspired Dollar Store Pumpkins

These Rae Dunn inspired pumpkins for Fall, Halloween and Thanksgiving are made from items from a dollar store.

I love me a good dollar store craft, don’t you? There’s something so satisfying about turning something that cost a buck into home decor that looks like it cost so much more.

That’s why I’m so excited to share these Rae Dunn inspired pumpkins that are perfect for decorating your mantel, tabletop or tables during Autumn.

When you’re making seasonal decorations, you don’t want to spend a lot of money on something that will only be out for a few weeks. So that’s why I love that these cute pumpkins are inexpensive to make.

And I KNOW that you’ve seen these pumpkins in the dollar store before if you shop there! They are out every season! (When you are at the Dollar Tree, pick up a gold charger plate to make my cute scarecrow craft!)

Even better is that these glass pumpkins quickly change into farmhouse chic decorations in just a few easy steps!

*While only three words are shown in this tutorial, the SVG file actually has many more words perfect for Fall, Autumn, and Thanksgiving, including:

You might also like my easy Dollar Store Fall Leaves Banner, too!

How to Make Rae Dunn Inspired Pumpkins (Dollar Store craft)



1. Paint each pumpkin using the chalk paint and allow to dry completely.

2. Upload SVG into Cricut Design Space and select the file.

3. If you’re not cutting all the words, ungroup the letters, then select which words you would like to cut.

4. Select all the letters in the word you will be cutting, then group those letters together.

5. Resize the word to fit on your pumpkin. Letters for small Dollar Tree pumpkin should be 1 inch tall.

6. Delete the remaining words.

7. Weld the words together. 

8. Cut the words on the black vinyl and weed the excess vinyl from around each word.

9. Place transfer tape over each word and transfer the vinyl to the front of each pumpkin, starting in the middle of the word and pressing outward to adhere the vinyl to the pumpkin.

10. Press each letter into the pumpkin firmly, then remove the transfer tape.

Don’t forget to download the SVG file!

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Want more Fall and Autumn Cricut crafts? Check out our 3D Felt Pumpkins.

These would look cute displayed on my DIY wooden pedestals (they’re easy to glue together!).

For spooky decor, you’ll want to add these Halloween spider vases to your table top. And this spider web embroidery hoop decoration is perfect for the front door.

Michelle Palin

Monday 24th of August 2020

These are so adorable!! I don’t have a cricut so I’m going to ask a friend to make the words for me!


Monday 24th of August 2020

Thanks, Michelle! I love hearing that!