Saturday, October 16, 2010

Way down yonder in the pumpkin patch...

I decided to get a little farmin' done this week and grew myself some pumpkins!  These are fun, easy, and can be made to match any room in the house!

There are many ways to make these little (or big) cuties but I decided to make mine from rectangles of material using tutorials from Martha and the Thompson Family-Life blogs.  The pink and white pumpkins were made from a single-knit fabric which I found to be nice to work with.  

The stems were made from a brown, satin material although you can't really see the sheen in these photos too well.  I hand-stitched the stems to the pumpkins.  The "tendrils" were made by wrapping grosgrain ribbon around a wooden dowel rod.  I then baked them in the oven for 25 minutes at 275 degrees.  I opted to hot glue the tendrils to the pumpkins and they looked just as nice.

These pumpkins sit atop my kitchen table and I think I will make a few more for the living room, too.

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  1. I just think there great. Great photographs. I love the tendrils.

  2. Adorable! I'm seeing pumpkins all over the place made from so many different materials. I want my kids to help me make some paper mache ones but just haven't gotten started on them yet. Congrats on blogging for one year. Hope you are having a great weekend. :) Tammy