This DIY Dollar Store Pumpkin Crayon Holder is the perfect centerpiece for the “Kids” Thanksgiving table! It will keep them just busy enough so that you actually might be able to have a conversation…but probably not.
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I saw these little carvable pumpkins at the Dollar Tree during Halloween, and I picked up a couple of them. Honestly, I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with them, but I knew they would turn into something adorable!
I held onto them through Halloween and just couldn’t think of anything. Then November hit, and I started thinking about my table settings for Thanksgiving, because we are hosting this year! Ahh!
How could I actually make the food, get it on the table, and have a conversation!?
And the carvable pumpkin!
What a cute centerpiece the Crayon Pumpkin would make, and it’s the perfect place to keep the crayons!
I thought the kids could draw right on the table (paper)! Although I love the idea of a crisp white table, I’ll let that go real quickly, so that I can actually have a drink and eat a bite of food without standing…for once.
I love that the design possibilities are endless when creating these Pumpkin Crayon Holders! I wanted mine pretty simple, so I sprayed them white and added the world “thankful” on one and a little glitter on the other.
Imagine several of these in a line on a kids table!? They would even be perfect for a kids fall birthday or Halloween party depending on how you decorated them!
Details to DIY the Dollar Store Pumpkin Crayon Holder:
2. Sharp Knife or Pumpkin Carving Kit
(11. White Craft Paper)
Remove the stem from the pumpkin. It is held on by a toothpick, so if it gets stuck, you can use scissors or pliers to remove the toothpick.
Trace the paper coffee cup (or any other circle-shaped object) to make a circle on the top of your pumpkin. You will cut this out to create a hole.
Cut out the circle. Don’t worry if the edges are a little jagged. The cup will cover them.
Place the cup into the hole and trace around the cup, so that you can trim the cup to fit in the hole.
Cut the cup just below the traced line.
Place super glue around the edges of the pumpkin hole. Push the trimmed cup into the hole, stopping when the top edge of the cup is flush with the top of the pumpkin. DO NOT PUSH TOO HARD OR YOUR CUP WILL END UP INSIDE THE PUMPKIN.
(I used super glue because the glue gun glue was a little messy, but it could be a possibility!)
Paint the pumpkin! I used spray paint, but you could use any craft paint. DO NOT SMOTHER THE PUMPKIN WITH PAINT OR ELSE IT WILL START TO GET A LITTLE BUMPY AND SHRIVEL.
Place the crayons inside the cup and enjoy an uninterrupted Thanksgiving dinner! Ha…or at least until someone spills something.
DIY Dollar Store Pumpkin Crayon Holder
Make sure you take a look at my Thanksgiving Kids Table decor! The DIY Pumpkin Crayon Holder made its debut!