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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.

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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.


5 comments:

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

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  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.

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    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.

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  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,
    Kathy

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

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