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Thursday, August 19, 2021

Adorable Pumpkins made with Everyday Things

I know,  I's not officially fall yet but after I created these adorable pumpkins I just couldn't bring myself to put them away until the "right time" to put them out!    When I looked at the pumpkins I had on hand from years past,   I knew I wanted something a little more home made this year.    So,  I got busy making pumpkins..... 

The first one I want to share with you guys was made by combining Dollar Tree trays with cottage fabric to make and throwing in a little heavy duty foil into the mix.     

I have seen this Dollar Tree pumpkin many times on the web mostly just painted with a bow attached to the stem.,  but I wanted mine to reflect my own personality.    I chose not to paint mine since I wanted an elegant pumpkin with a cottage flare.    Another reason I didn't paint mine was that I wanted to construct a stem using heavy duty foil.......something I had been wanting to try my hand at.

My stem looks kinda messy from the back but it looks like I had visioned from the front,   so who cares?

The next pumpkin I want to share is made using a silver tray with 3 compantments.    

I filled each compantment with fabric that I had left over from the slip covers that I made for the sofa.   If you missed that post here's a link to it.....

The last pumpkin I created was so so simple!

It doesn't get any simplier than to marry an empty frame....ornate easel....burlap ribbon.....and a littlebit of heavy bark ribbon  for the stem.

I think the bark ribbon came from Hobby Lobby several years ago,   but I'm sure that you guys can think of a good substitute if they don't still carry it.     Maybe a piece of twisted brown paper bag would work!

My Pumpkin sign is a recent purchase from TJ Maxx....under $20.    And...... as you might suspect,    I couldn't bring myself to put it away until fall is officially here....hehe! 



  1. Hello,
    Vraiment une très bonne idée les citrouilles avec les plateaux ! Beaucoup de créativité ! Très joli!
    Sourire de Montréal, Canada.

  2. This is brilliant...adorable and certainly your own. I splurged and bought a thrift store fabric pumpkin out of some lovely never know what will catches your eye!
    Hugs, and I'm sure these photos will explode on the web! Sandi

  3. Good morning, What a cleaver idea for making a beautiful pumpkin from $1.00 trays. I really like that idea. It is very pretty too.
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. i love your pretty pumpkins!!! i think sometimes the muse flits among many of us creatives, because just this past week a similar idea came to me and i created some pumpkins using salvaged silver trays! they won't be up on my blog for a few weeks yet, and they are different than yours - just use the same basic element. what fun to see yours on the funky junk link party! ~ deb @ homewardFOUND

  5. My DIY fall decor is going out too! I don't want to put it away then drag it back out in less than a month. These are adorable pumpkins. Thanks for sharing on Happiness is Homemade! Make sure to share these on Traffic Jam Weekend too! We've got a lot of fall decor posts rolling in, and these would be the perfect addition!

  6. What fun pumpkins Penny.
    Thank you for sharing your adorable pumpkins made with everyday things at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I'm delighted to be featuring them at tonight's party and pinning too.

  7. Love your pumpkin patch. Beautiful and so very creative! Thank you for sharing at #omhgww. See you next week.

  8. Amazing!! Love the one made from Dollar Tree trays!! I never saw anything like this!! Love it!! I may have to borrow this idea but with a Halloween twist!!


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