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Burlap Pumpkins

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This week I’ve been slowly… very slowly… unpacking my fall decor.   While pulling out my autumn goodies I came across another project I did last fall that I LOVED.  In case you weren’t with me early on with my blog, I thought I’d share with you guys these cute & oh-so-easy burlap pumpkins.

{My Burlap Pumpkins}

I have fallen in love with burlap as I’ve seen all sorts of wonderful burlap creations in blog-land… so I thought I’d try to create a burlap pumpkin & I think they turned out pretty-darn cute.  I searched the web and saw how others had made pumpkins & just pulled the advice together to create what I did. 

Isn’t it cute???

This small pumpkin next to my twine ball was made using a dinner plate as a template.  Here you can see where I laid the plate out on the burlap.  Then I just traced with a pencil.  I discovered you have to push pretty hard to see the pencil line… chalk might work better?

Cut out your circle of burlap.  Then I take nylon fishing line and threaded a big needle with it.  Then you just start sewing the nylon all around the edge of the circle.  I spaced my stitches about 1 inch apart.  As you sew & pull the material will start to gather.  Here’s a pic that will hopefully help to fill in the gaps of my explanation…

As you get close to finishing around the circle you need to stuff your pumpkin.  In my small pumpkin I used some of my son’s holey socks.  My large pumpkin I used a old dish towel & some paper towels… so anything pliable will do.  Then finish the stitching around the circle till you get back to where you started.

For my stem I cut a branch from a backyard tree.  My big pumpkin has 4 small stems (all my trees as still small) wound together.  I put the stem in the middle & then just started to stitch back-and-forth to gather the material snug around the stem(s).

So here’s my large one.  The big pumpkin I just free-handed a large circle on the burlap to cut out.

Another look at the burlap beauty…

So what do you think?

Are you getting ready for Fall?  I’ve got an ongoing Countdown to Fall Party going on through September 21st.  If you’ve got a fall project, decor, recipe, tradition, etc you’d like to link up… head over HERE!

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I’m sharing my burlap beauties at the Fab Parties in my PARTIES menu bar!

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15 Comments

  1. Adorable items. I can't wait to make some of these things. It really gets me into the mood for fall. Love & blessings from NC!

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