Sunday, October 7, 2012

~making fabric pumpkins~

Well, our unseasonably warm and dry fall continues up north, and as much as I am enjoying my beachy coastal decor, it’s time for some pumpkins don’t you think?
Or "punkins" as our Grade Ones insist on calling them
"pump" as in "jump"
yes, they say, punkin!
sigh, they are so cute!!


This year I have enjoyed making some fabric pumpkins, they are not very difficult to make and are a really fun project. 

What I love is that you can pretty much use the supplies you have on hand : fabric, stuffing, bits of lace and ribbon and a glue gun. 
{Hint: you also need a good, strong needle to stitch the bottom up.}

And there is something very fallish about going out looking for the perfect sticks to make pumpkin stalks!

I used a tan chenille for this pumpkin, prettied it up with lace and wrinkly seam binding ribbon, jute and a vintage earring. 


Isn’t this such pretty vintage lace! This pumpkin has a pearl earring glued on.


I love the rustic touch the twig stalk gives the pumpkin.


I also made some smaller pumpkins out of natural osnaburg. Really you can be as creative as you like decorating these pumpkins. This one I “segmented" with jute.


Added a few pretty pearls…


Give it a try! If you don't find a clear enough tutorial let me know and I'll post some directions. 

Right, I’m off to make pecan pie ready for our Thanksgiving dinner! 

Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian readers!


linking up at these fun parties:
 We did it! Wednesday @ Sew Much Ado
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm
Primp your Stuff Wednesday @ Primp 
The Inspiration Board @ Homework 
Whatever Goes Wednesday @ Someday Crafts 
the 36th Ave party 
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home 
Fabulously Creative Friday @ Jennifer Rizzo 
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage 
Air your laundry Friday @ Freckled Laundry
SNS @ Funky Junk Interiors



Lindalou said...

I've seen others like this but yours are just beautiful. Pinning this next.

WhiteWhispers2u said...

These are fabulous! I have been wanting some but they are usually pretty spendy or already sold.Maybe I will have to try to make some myself~Cheers Kim

Tracey Ayton Photography said...

Hey Trace! Nice punkins :-) I haven't seen those made before ..... pretty neato. Have yourself a wonderful Thanksgiving and long weekend!!

sissie said...

Gosh, these are so darn cute. Happy Thanksgiving.


Brenda King said...

Super Cute! Just became a new follower!

Amy Kinser said...

Your pumpkins look beautiful! Great job! Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Andrew Bynumm said...

Looking good. They pretty much are the same as these printed fabric banners, both are from the same nature. I love the idea of a fabric banner, perfect for almost any celebration.

Lady Pamela said...

I absolutely LOVE your 'punkins'. Very differnt from others I have seen.
Happy Thanksgiving

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Those are just adorable! I love the wood stems and how you tied the lace on. So pretty!

must love junk said...

These are fantastic!! I'm visiting from Jennifer Rizzo and love your blog! I'm now following and would love you to visit :)

freckled laundry said...

They are so beautiful, Tracey! Thank you for sharing over at my place. Happy to see your name pop up. xo Jami

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