I don't know the proper name for these decorations. My family always called them the melted plastic popcorn decorations. They are made of thousands of little confetti-like pieces of plastic that have been slightly melted and molded into a design. These were bought in the early 1970s. They were difficult to find back then, and I haven't seen new ones for sale anywhere in the last 30 years. I prepared this post a few weeks ago, and have since been made aware that my blog visitors seem to enjoy learning things here. I thought I was being too "teacher-ish"! Originally I had asked if anyone knew where I could buy more of these or what they were called. But, being the researcher that I am, I checked out these kitschy items myself. People actually DO call them melted plastic popcorn decorations! I googled the term and got 87,000 hits! Most were from people looking for these decorations or selling them. They sell for about $3.00-$10.00, depending on their rarity, on eBay and other sites. My pumpkin and witch were all over the place, as were lots of cute ones for Christmas. I also found the name of the manufacturer, which I have since forgotten, but they went out of business 3 years ago.
I hope these guys brought back memories for some of you! Be sure to visit Lisa and the other Vintage Thingies Thursday participants at Confessions of an Apron Queen.