Make a Crop of Sweet Shabby Pumpkins
I absolutely adore pumpkins! Real ones and fake ones alike! I've made my share of DIY pumpkins, but this time I wanted to do something a little out of the box.
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Pink pumpkins. Made from soft, vintage chenille ~ reminiscent of grandma's bedspreads...and cozy Warm and Natural batting (a cotton filling used for quilting). Of course you can use new chenille as well...it's just as soft!
Nothing says Fall like warm cozy sweaters or snuggling in bed with a favorite soft blanket or quilt. So why not pumpkins that remind us of our favorite things!
These little pumpkins are sweet and just the perfect shabby touch for Fall.
I made them the same way I made my Sweater Pumpkins last year so rather than repeating all the steps here...just click over to see the step by step instructions for making your own.
I love crafting with Warm and Natural batting...it's perfect for DIY snowmen...but who knew it would make the sweetest little pumpkins too?! And this crib size batting should be enough for several projects.
I used sticks for the stems, but cinnamon sticks would be perfect to use as well, and add a nice, spicy smell!
The leaves are simply scraps of burlap cut into leaf shapes and hot glued at the base of the stems.
A simple raffia bow finishes them off!
The dried beans at the base of the pumpkins helps them hold their shape so they don't fall over.
I hope you try making these - we all need a little sweet and shabby in our lives, right?! Maybe you have scraps from your grandma's bedspreads or quilts that you can use for this project.
These DIY pumpkins will be part of the handmade items I will be offering for sale at the Community Church (of Hendersonville TN) Street Festival on Saturday, October 18. If you're local, I'd love it if you swung by and said 'Hi' and shopped in my booth! It's going to be a great block party ~ with activities for kids as well as loads of fun for adults!
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