10.27.2008

how to: easy fall decoration

my mom and her cute friend deb were making these . . . so i joined in the fun! i thought they were such cute fall decorations that could last from sept. to nov. we also estimated the total cost of one set of three {as seen below} at about $10. we sort of made this up as we went so i hope my steps are clear. :)

so here is the how to:

start with a 2 pieces of fall colored fabric {cut to desired size - i.e. however big, tall, fat or small you want your pumpkin to be}. then put the right sides of the fabric together.

sew two of the sides opposite eachother, leaving the top and bottom open.

then, using jute and keeping the fabric inside-out, tie the bottom closed leaving a little bit of fabric - as shown.

then turn it inside out.

fill the bottom with one or two cups of rice. {for weight}

stuff it with polyester stuffing

take a longe piece of jute and tie the top closed, leaving the two tails for cute vines later . . .

then take the jute and wrap it around the pumpkin to create the lines, when your done, tie it at the top and then cut it, making sure to leave a long tail.

this is what the bottom looks like.



then take another piece of jute and wrap it around the fabric that was left at the top, creating the stem. put a small dab of hot glue at the top of the stem to hold it.

close up

then get the strings hanging down the sides slightly wet and wrap them around pencils and pens. let them dry while you are doing the previous steps to your other pumpkins.


this is what they look like after they dry.


then we hot glued cute fall leaves on the top to finish it off . . .


the finished product

the whole set. :) so cute!

11 comments:

The Hansens said...

way cute beck! Great idea.

Kara Campbell said...

So cute! You are so crafty! I love it!

Tara said...

how stinkin' cute!! you are so super crafty!! :) we should really live by each other so we can do all these fun things together! :)

Brad and Genis Barben said...

I love the idea. Looks easy and cheap is always key. I think my kids would love to do this! Thanks for sharing.

Zach and Krista said...

fun beck! love all of your crafts you are doing! I also miss being a part of some of those hikes with you and Cody...that was always so much fun. I got that vase at Downeast, but I also saw similar ones at Pier 1.

kassy said...

super cute. Although I am sure I could mess it up lol

Cathy said...

Your crafting is too cute!! I love these pumpkins. Sorry I haven't checked in for awhile but the hike looked grand too!

Lindsay said...

I want to make those! They are darling!

Holly Janeen said...

wicked cute.
thanks for sharing!

Taylor and Chelsey said...

How cute. You are so crafty and creative. Good job. Where do you get these ideas?

Cami Kooka said...

super cute beck.
you're always so crafty.

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