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Shabby Pumpkins

Make a Crop of Sweet Shabby Pumpkins

 

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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.

Shabby Chenille Pumpkins with burlap leaves at www.diybeautify.com

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.

Shabby Pumpkins at www.diybeautify.com

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!
 
Make a patch of Shabby Pumpkins from old quilts and bedspreads! www.diybeautify.com

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.

DIY Shabby Pumpkins at www.diybeautify.com

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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23 comments:

  1. I really love these the chenille is perfect!

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    1. Thank you Di, I'm pretty much in love with them myself ☺

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  2. These are so pretty! I invite you to share at my Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop ( you can start linking tomorrow night at 8PM MST) Hugs!

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  3. Your pumpkins are so pretty and perfect for fall and halloween!

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    1. Thank you so very much Julie! Have a blessed weekend :)

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  4. Super cute! I love the fabric choices. I think they will be a big hit at the sale!

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  5. Cute, clever and creative - they will definitely be sold at the sale - probably be the favorite. I am leaning towards the batting one with the pink chenille a very close second. Thank you for sharing these at Make It Monday.

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    1. Aw, you're so sweet!! There's something sweet and special about each one of them...they're going to be hard to part with! Thank you for stopping by DIY beautify :)

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  6. I love your version of fabric pumpkins! I hope they sell quickly......I think they will! Thanks joining our link party Make It Monday!

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  7. OMG I am in LOVE! My local JoAnns does not carry this fabric and it makes me so sad lol. I have tried so many times to get them to order me some in :(
    I am hosting my first ever Tuesday Link Up Party. I hope you can come over and link up with me!! I love meeting new ladies and getting to see all the amazing content everyone has to offer! http://liverandomlysimple.com/totally-terrific-tuesday-linkup-party-1/

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  8. These are so cute. I love chenille pumpkins. I used to have several chenille bedspreads and I gave them all away in a fit of organization. Argh. I'm coming to visit from Live Randomly Simple. Love your blog.

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    1. Oh my, that sounds like something I would do! You'll have to start hunting for more at thrift stores or buy cutter pieces off Ebay (that's where I got mine). Thanks for visiting!

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  9. These are just darling Cindy! I really need to make some this year! Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!

    Blessings,
    Deborah

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  10. I was so excited to see your pumpkins at our linky party! Thanks so much for sharing your awesomeness at Show Me Saturday! Please join us again this weekend!
    ~ Ashley

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  11. These are so cute! I made some this past week, but I love your idea of using cinnamon sticks for stems...and using the pattern to make snowmen too. I'll have to keep that in mind! Stopping by from the Get Your DIY On link up! -Jess

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