Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Burlap Pumpkins

I saw some cute burlap pumpkins on Pinterest.
Here. I have been enjoying burlap but I haven't really gotten on the burlap bandwagon. 

I have used some ribbon for wreaths, but that is pretty much it.
Last October my sister-in-law had a birthday party for my brother out at their ranch. She used burlap and sunflowers. It was too cute. She had some left over and gave me a couple of yards.
:)
I used some as a scrunchy tablecloth for my new kitchen table. I will show that off soon.

I had these pumpkins.


 They had seen better days. 
I guess a few years kicking around in the fall totes had grunged them up, and not in a good way.
I think that one of the animals played with them a time or two. I tried to clean up where they got pilly from being used as a cat toy. 
I decided rather than throw them away I would try to recover them.
I pulled off the old felt.

It was actually pretty easy to strip them down to the foam.
I spent about an hour doing two pumpkins.
I went with white cotton string in the ripples instead of rick rack.
I put back the old felt leaves and stem and curlicues. They were just stuck in with wire. 

I love, love them. 
I think they actually look better than they 
did originally.
Burlap Pumpkins




 I got the little squirrel years ago at First Monday Trade Days in Canton, Texas. 
I love that flea market.
If you are ever in Texas, you should go!
 I painted the acorn to mimic burlap. 
I used two tones of tan and painted with a dry brush two directions.
 I tied a burlap ribbon on my fall spray of flowers. 
My living room display shelf is ready for fall.

Before:
 After:
Sprinkled with burlap pumpkins,



24 comments :

  1. Your pumpkins are so cute. Love the burlap look. They look wonderful. I am your newest follower. I hope you stop by for a visit and follow along

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  2. So glad you shared these cuties with the party. So much inspiration everywhere we look it is so hard to pick which one we will do. Have fun at the party!

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    1. Thanks for letting me share, Debbie. What a fun party.

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  3. Very cute. Your shelves look great all decked out for fall, and the little burlap pumpkins look adorable!

    Linking from Debbiedoos,
    Ricki Jill

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  4. oh my gosh, i'm loving the afters! coming over from debbies party.

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  5. Awesome...love the fat little stems!
    I would love to invite you to Homa Style's No Orange Autumn Display Link Party going on now. Here's the link...
    http://homastyle.com/wp/2012/09/25/no-orange-autumn-decor/
    Hope to see your pumpkins there!

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    1. Thanks for the invite. I will for sure pop over.
      Katie

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  6. Great repurpose! Those are as adorable as can be!!

    Deborah

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  7. Those are the cutest little burlap pukins I've seen yet, and I've see more that a few! They are adorable!! But you've really got me curious about the scrunchy tablecloth, hmmmm I've got to keep an eye out for that post!

    Lynn

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    1. Thanks, Lynn. I think they are cute.

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  8. These are adorable. I am planning on making some pumpkins from linen fabric and find this inspiring. I have nothing to cover so will stuff mine with something instead. I love the look of your hutch. I have some of the Wedgwood plates you also have displayed. They were a limited series and I was surprised to find them in Holland since they were specially made for the American market years ago.

    Hugs from Holland ~
    Heidi

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    1. I love the Wedgwood. I'm glad you were able to find some.

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  9. Thank you so much for linking to Homa Style’s No Orange Autumn Display Link Party. Your pumpkins are so sweet and I was excited to show it to my readers. Homa Style will be hosting a Simple Holiday Handmade Gift Idea Link Party {Please no sale items} on Oct 31. Hope to see you there. Thanks again!

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  10. Hi - what a great idea! You amped up the style of these pumpkins as well. Great job!

    Linda

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  11. I featured you today! I love your diy burlap pumpkins! So adorable! Heather http://www.settingforfour.com/2013/09/8-burlap-diy-and-decor-projects.html

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    1. Thank you, Heather. I don't know why I never saw this until today. (A year later)This is one of my most featured projects.

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  12. i just love those little pumpkins, too cute.

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