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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Ruffly Pumpkins

I saw these beautiful pumpkins on Pinterest and just had to make some of my own. But I needed to put my own spin on it since I didn't have any ready made pumpkins like what she used.


I found some drop cloth fabric in my fabric stash and took a dinner plate and traced around it. This is what I used as the body of the pumpkin.

I ran a long gathering stitch around the whole and gathered it up.

I then stuffed it with some polyestered stuffing I had on hand.

I then found some muslin strips I had already torn, how lucky was that? I sewed a long basting stitch down each strip and then wrapped them around the body of my pumpkin and hot glued them at the top. I used four strips for each pumpkin.

I used cinnamon sticks for the stem, gluing them into the center with my glue gun. Then added some silk leaves and acorns to one.

And for the other I took a piece of an old linen doily and made some shabby leaves. I then glued an old earring in the center to add a bit of bling. 

I like how they came out. Now for sale in my Etsy shop for your fall enjoyment.


  1. Oh I just love these. Great idea, and I was wanting to do a new kind of pumpkin this year. These are perfect!

  2. These pumpkins are super cute. I will be featuring them tonight at my Fall into Fall party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

    1. Thanks Judy, it is fun to be featured. Not sure how to put a button on my blog though, I am terrible with that kind of stuff. Just lucky to be able to do a blog at all, but I am learning. Thanks again.

  3. These are so very precious! Love them. I will be featuring your post in this week's Home and Garden Thursday, I appreciate you sharing,

    1. Thanks Kathy, that is so sweet of you to feature me. They were fun to make.