I know, I know. These things have been popping up all over the place. But, the other night after a long week of working, blogging, and cleaning, I was in dire need of some wind down time. My idea of this is spending time creating. I spend a few minutes rumbling through my DIY closet. I found an old pillow, my glue gun, and my trusty twine. A few weeks back I had been out searching through my attic when I found a huge bag of old sweaters I had put up there years ago. I quickly pulled out a few of the sweaters and went to work. I also had about a yard of cream burlap so I decided to make some small pumpkins with that.
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Here is a list of items I needed for this project:
I cut my burlap into approximately 12 inch squares.
I cut open my old pillow and pulled out some of the stuffing. Don’t throw those old pillows away! Save them to use for other projects! They might not look great on your couch anymore, but they will look great as something else.
I wasn’t really sure where to start here. I experimented a little bit, until I figured out what worked best. The first step was to add some stuffing to the burlap. I pinched two sides of the burlap together and hot glued them. Then I took the other two sides and glued them together.
It looked like one of the cream cheese rangoons you can get at Panda Express.
Once I had them to this step, I gathered all four corners together.
I hot glued the end of the twine and started winding it around the gathered fabric to create the stem.
I then cut the top of the fabric off.
One pumpkin done!
I made a few more burlap pumpkins and then moved on to my sweater pumpkins.
I made these a little different. I did not want to sew them so I gabbed some safety pens to connect them. I used the sleeves of the sweater and closed in the bottom.
I secured all the sides together while the sweater was inside out. I then pulled it right side out. I secured the top just like I did with the burlap pumpkins but safety pinned them instead of hot glue. I then gathered the corners together and wrapped the twine around the gathered sweater to make the stem.
Here they are all done! I have plans to make more, but I am pretty happy with what I got done in about an hour on a Friday night. Wow, I lead such an exciting life!
Here they are hanging out on my fall tablescape! If you want to see that full project you can check it out here.
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