How to Make a Dollar Tree Splatter Screen Pumpkin

If you are looking to amp up your fall decor, take a look at how easy it is to make your very own splatter screen pumpkin. It’s an easy DIY home decor craft that looks beautiful!

Who knew that you can make a cute fall decor pumpkin with Dollar Tree splatter screens? This project was definitely one of a kind creation. It was messy, took a lot of creativity, and was super fun – my kind of craft!

I love using different fabrics, burlap, and bling in my projects so this one did not disappoint. The secret ingredient to this one was the beanie which made it just that much easier to put together.

DIY Splatter Screen Pin

Pumpkins remind me of fall

Pumpkins always remind me of fall and I have to say, fall is such a peaceful time for me. I love how the leaves gently shed from the trees as they float through the air.

One of my favorite verses this time of year is “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything through prayer and thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which is greater than you can understand will protect your heart and your mind.” Philippians 4:6,7

DIY Splatter Screen Pumpkin

This is honestly one of the cutest DIY pumpkin crafts I have ever made. It turns out the splatter screen is a perfect size and shape for a pumpkin decor piece. Since it’s flat, you can hang it up on your wall or set it up on your mantle. It fits almost anywhere. 

Below, I’ll share some detailed photos and instructions, showing you how to make your own splatter screen pumpkin. Then, at the end of this post, I have a printable card with all of the steps listed out. 

Splatter Screen Pumpkin Supplies

SUPPLIES FOR SPLATTER SCREEN PUMPKINS

These are the supplies you’ll need. All of these together make one splatter screen pumpkin. 

Step by Step Tutorial

Now, let’s go through each step of the craft, along with photos so you can see what each part of the process looks like. 

1. Trim and Glue Burlap To The Screens

Glue a burlap piece onto two of the splatter screens in opposing directions. Trim the burlap around the edge of the screen.Trimming burlap around the splatter screen

2. Bend the Screen handles down

Bend the handles down on the two screens to be used for standing up your pumpkin and for support. The handles should sit at a 90-degree angle from the screen.
Bending the handle of the splatter screen

3. Tie the two screens together with wire

Attach the two screens together using the floral wire. Keep in mind, you need them to be apart enough to make the sides of the pumpkin look correct. Try to attach them together so they look like a wide oval. 

Tying screens together with wire

4. Cut scraps of fabric into circles 

Cut up your scraps of desired fabric into circles each one bigger than the next.A pile of fabric and some scissors

5. Sew the fabric circles together with twine

Take the circles and connect them by using the hemp twine and a large needle. Sew them together from the center, then fold and pinch as you go to make a ‘rosette’ effect.Using a large needle and twine to sew different fabrics together

6. Create a Cinched Effect

Flip over the circles and sew them from the center on the back to create a ‘cinched’ effect.Sewing a Rossette In Fabric

7. Add Rhinestone Bling 

Flip back over and add your rhinestone bling brooch/piece by either pinning it or gluing it down to the center.Attaching a Brooch to Fabric Rosette

8. Cover the last screen with a beanie 

Take your beanie and use it to cover your final splatter screen.Adding a beanie to a splatter screen

9. Attach The third screen to the other two screens

Attach the final screen to the other two screens as the center of the pumpkin using the floral wire. Now, cinch the top of the beanie and tie off with a piece of twine.

Hot glue the ‘rosette’ you created to the center of the beanie.

10. Glue Wooden Beads around the edge 

Take the wooden beads and string them onto the hemp twine to the desired length for the edge of the screen. (Note-this step is optional.)Stringing wooden beads

Tie them off with another piece of twine as shown. Tying off wooden beads

Hot glue your wooden bead strand down to the edge of the splatter screen and paint them your desired color once they’re in place. I found this method to be the easiest.

If preferred, you can always paint them first before stringing them.Finished splatter screen pumpkin craft

Take more twine and wrap around the handle ‘stem’ of your pumpkin, gluing down as you go.

WATCH THE DIY Splatter screen pumpkin video tutorial HERE 

If you prefer to see the video tutorial for this DIY, grab a seat and watch it!

These are all over the internet now and I just couldn’t wait to try them out! They did not disappoint as they were so much fun to make.

I hope that you will take this idea and make some splatter screen pumpkins of your own and share them with me.

Another fun pumpkin project where I used the rhinestone bling was over on this Rhinestone Leopard Pumpkin project.

Splatter Screen Pumpkin Craft

Here’s the printable card with all of the steps and supplies listed out. Print it and don’t forget to pin this post for later!

Splatter Screen Pumpkin

Make an easy DIY home decor out of splatter screens! This splatter screen pumpkin is a cinch to put together.
Prep Time10 mins
Active Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Keyword: diy decor, DIY pumpkin Decor, Fall
Yield: 1 pumpkin
Cost: $15

Equipment

  • scissors
  • large needle
  • chalk type paint
  • paintbrush
  • floral wire

Materials

  • 3 splatter screens
  • 1 beanie
  • 4 pieces scrap fabric
  • 24 pieces wooden beads
  • 1 foot hemp twine
  • 6 inches regular twine
  • 1 piece rhinestone bling or brooch

Instructions

  • Glue the burlap piece onto two of the splatter screens in opposing directions.
  • Trim the burlap around the edge of the screen.
  • Bend the handles down on the two screens to be used for standing up your pumpkin and for support.
  • Attach the two screens together using the floral wire. Keep in mind, you need them to be apart enough to make the sides of the pumpkin look correct.
  • Cut up your scraps of desired fabric into circles each one bigger than the next.
  • Take the circles and connect them by using the hemp twine and a large needle to sew them together from the center.  Fold and pinch as you go to make a ‘rosette’ effect.
  • Flip over the circles and sew them from the center on the back to create a ‘cinched’ effect.
  • Flip back over and add your rhinestone bling brooch/piece by either pinning it or gluing it down to the center.
  • Take your beanie and use it to cover your final splatter screen.
  • Attach the final screen to other two screens as the center of the pumpkin using the floral wire.
  • Cinch the top of the beanie and tie off with a piece of twine.
  • Hot glue the ‘rosette’ you created to the center of the beanie.
  • Take the wooden beads and string them onto the hemp twine to desired length for the edge of the screen. (this step is optional)
  • Tie them off with another piece of twine.
  • Hot glue your wooden bead strand down to the edge of the splatter screen and paint them your desired color once they’re in place.  I found this method to be the easiest.   If preferred you can always paint them first before stringing them.
  • Take more twine and wrap around the handle ‘stem’ of your pumpkin, gluing down as you go.

splatter-screen-pumpkin-final-staged

How to Display DIY Splatter Screen pumpkins

Since these are flat, you can hang them up on your wall or set them on your mantle. If you take the handles off of the splatter screens, you can even hang them on your front door as a wreath. 

The options are endless!

Add some southern flair and glue a monogram in the center of the pumpkins too! 

splatter-screen-pumpkin-finalDIY Splatter Screen PinY’ALL DON’T FORGET TO PIN THIS FOR LATER!

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6 Comments

  1. Love the splatter screen pumpkin you made ?

    1. southerncrush says:

      Thank you! I appreciate it!!! ?

  2. Priscilla says:

    Love the additions!!

    1. southerncrush says:

      Yay! I’m glad! Thank you for checking it out!

  3. Nancy godsey says:

    Love watching you, your presentation is great (you like what you do)! Your ideas are usually really easy, and very inexpensive! You are very talented……..keep it up!

    1. southerncrush says:

      Thank you so much for the kind words! I appreciate you!!!

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