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Monday, August 10, 2015

Blingy Fabric Pumpkins

Our daughter is getting married  in October,  so I thought some blingy pumpkins would look nice as part of the table decor at the reception.  

What better fabric to use for my pumpkins than a wedding dress that I bought a few weeks ago at a yard sale.

The lady at the sale let me have the dress for $15.

   I have made one medium and four small pumpkins so far and I still have lots of fabric left .
It is cloudy and rainy here in New Mexico today so not much light is coming in the sky lights or windows.    I took the photo's in the kitchen where there is plenty of light.

I wanted to show you the progress I've made with my dried flowers.   The large enamel pot was empty at the start of summer and it's almost full now.

I love dried flowers and I'm sure we will use some of them at the wedding.

I still have lots to do before the wedding and I will do more posts as I get the decor made.

Thank you so much for stopping by!


  1. What a gorgeous idea for the gown Penny, the pumpkins are beautiful. It will be fun seeing what other projects you come up with for the gown.

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    1. I originally wrote how fabulous your pumpkins would be at a Fall wedding then I read your text (I was too busy swooning over the pictures before I read the text)...they are for a Fall wedding! They are just beautiful.

  3. Penny,
    Those pumpkins are to die for!! OMG!! Love them! I am still in cleaning mode since i went Part time and can't wait until I finish what i want to do and then get into crafting and decorating mode!!


  4. I love these pumpkins! They'll be perfect for an October wedding....

  5. Oh my the pumpkins are fabulous and will look wonderful on the tables!!

  6. Hi Penny,
    I love the idea of pumpkins made from wedding dresses for a wedding. I bought some gorgeous ones from a lady on Etsy last year and decorated at Thanksgiving with them in a silver ornate metal basket on my dining table. A friend of mine gave me about a dozen wedding dresses so I plan on making more pumpkins and other creative things with the material.

    Sandi Biquet

  7. Oh Penny what a great idea with the wedding dress, the Pumpkin looks beautiful and will be a great addition for wedding decorations. You must have a ton of roses for your collection of dry flowers, I bet your home smells so good!!

    Thanks for sharing your blog with the Oh My Heartsie Girl ww each week, we love seeing what you have to share!!
    Have a beautiful week!!
    @Oh My Heartsie Girl

  8. Those pumpkins are beautiful ... and what a great idea! I always enjoy your posts .. and will look forward to more wedding decor posts! I had that wonderful opportunity ten years ago and still reminisce about all the crafting ... Thanks for sharing.

  9. Penny, these are perfect for a wedding. What a deal on that wedding dress! Please keep us posted on wedding decorations as we get closer to your daughter's big day. I saw your link at Creative Inspirations Link Party. Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey

  10. Oh my heavens those are beautiful! And how amazing that they are made from an actual wedding dress! Just wonderful!
    Thank you so much for sharing at Something to Talk About!

  11. These are exquisite, Penny. Exquisite!! Pinned, of course. Best wishes for a great summer and Fall. Linda

  12. What a stunning idea, they look beautiful :)

    Pinned :) thanks for stopping by and linking up ..

  13. I love the beautiful white blingy wedding dress pumpkins! Really pretty. Thanks for sharing over at the Inspiration Spotlight Party @DearCreatives Hope to see you again soon.

  14. These are so beautiful! I want to make some for my house this fall! Thanks for sharing.

  15. Lucky young woman to have a Mom like you to help her get things ready. No doubt that the wedding will be a treasured memory because of your wonderful talent!
    Hugs for all you do, Penny!!

  16. Beautiful pumpkins!!! You're one very talented creative Lady!!!

  17. Love, love, love these! You so inspire me! Thank you for sharing at Friday Favorites. I will be featuring this project when the party is live this Thursday evening. Have a great day! Michelle OurCraftyMom

  18. This is absolutely amazing. You are beyond creative. Thank you for sharing at the Home Matters Party.

  19. Penny, you always make such gorgeous pumpkins. These will be perfect for her wedding! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  20. Super cute!! My daughters getting married in May...I have lot's to do too!! But yours is a lot closer...your coming down the home stretch!! Thanks for Linking up at My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you again this week!! Pinned!

  21. Hi Penny, I just wanted to stop by and let you know that your post is Featured on our
    Friday Feature-Linky-Party this week, hope you would like to stop by and add other links. All Features are pinned!
    Have a beautiful week, Karren
    Oh My Heartsie Girl

  22. So pretty and such a clever idea! I'm sure these fabric pumpkins will look beautiful at your daughter's reception. Thanks so much for sharing these beauties at Submarine Sunday!

  23. Oh Penny these pumpkins are to die Pretty!!!

  24. These are so cute and look warm and cozy for the coming cooler weather. I am sure the children are having a fun time cuddling these little thing!

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