A Little Enhancement & Some New Pumpkins!

Hey everyone!  Happy Monday and happy start to the week!  Last week I shared my front entry Fall/Halloween displays.  You can see that HERE, but I wasn't too fond of my front
 door wreath -- too wimpy.

The "wimpy" wreath and.............

The "not so wimpy" now wreath!

I added a few fall picks, some ribbon, & the pinecones I've been foraging for on our morning walks.

Found the animal print ribbon on sale at Michael's, & I love it.  It really didn't take much to 
enhance this wreath.

I'm sure ya'll have seen these fabric pumpkins using a roll of TP for the base.  I've made a few in past years using batting or fiber fill for the padding, but the ones I made this time are padded with plastic bags!  Can we all say "RECYCLE?"

I didn't buy anything new for this project, just depleted our TP supply a little bit!  I searched through my fabric scraps & found a couple of different pieces that I liked.  It's easiest if you cut your fabric into a square or close to it.  Size is up to you.  This one was about 24" square.

Just pile your plastic bags around your TP & adjust the number as you go.

I scrunched an empty TP tube (I hope I'm not the only one who has some of these in her stash....lol!) & pushed it into the center just enough to hold my fabric as I worked my way around the pumpkin.  Then I pushed it in nice & tight & wrapped the tube with jute twine, hot gluing as I wrapped.

I added a couple of velvet leaves & several loops of different ribbons, and.......

Voila, a great little pumpkin for my sitting room coffee table.

Of course, I couldn't stop at one.....seriously, the glue gun was already hot so I had to do another!

This one actually has a real pumpkin stem.  I saved a few from last year's fresh pumpkins.  You do that, don't you?  

This pumpkin is smaller as dictated by the size of the fabric scrap I found.  It's going to find a new home on my kitchen table later on.  See the black & cream check fabric to the left?  That's going to be another one of these guys!

Well, that's a wrap for today.  Thanks so much for stopping by & please come again soon!

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  1. The wreath looks wonderful with the added items! Such a great idea using plastic bags to fill out the tp pumpkins, they look fab too!

  2. Yes, that wreath looks so much better now - very substantial.

  3. Your wreath looks so pretty! Those pumpkins are a cute idea! I haven't ever seen that before.

  4. Your decorations look gorgeous...beautifully created and it was nice of you to share the "How To". I have joined your followers list and invite you to join my followers list; as well,I hope you will grab a blog button. Hugs, Gayle

  5. Cas~
    It all looks lovely, as always! I have to say, those pumpkins are so darn cute. Well done. I wish I would have made some this year, but maybe next, great idea! Oh, and I love your wreath looks gorgeous!

  6. Cas,I love the pumpkins .Project for next year.:0)

  7. Hi, Cas

    I just love, love what you did. How clever of you making the pumpkin out of toilet paper and bags. LOL Just lovely! I so enjoy stopping by and visiting your blog. Have a great week and thank you for stopping by www.homesweetbutterfly.com


  8. That is the most creative pumpkin I have ever seen! Love it!

  9. Your wreath looks like a totally new one! I love that you used pinecones that you found. Those fabric pumpkins are so cute! I hope that I can get around to making some. I can't wait to see the checked one. Oh - I wanted to let you know that I am passing the Versatile Blogger Award to you. Here is the link to my blog post about it: http://worthingcourt.blogspot.com/2011/10/award-and-things-you-may-not-know-about.html
    Take care.

  10. No more wimpy. Your wreath looks lush and full with the addition of the picks and pinecones. The berries add an airy look too. Very nice!

  11. Your wreath is so pretty now! :D Your little pumpkins are clever, too.

    Ricki Jill

  12. How precious Cass! You are good at this stuff. :)

  13. Hi CAS!! Your "new" wreath looks great! The pinecones were a great addition!! And look at you...crafting up pumpkins!!! You have been quite busy!! Everything looks great!!

  14. Hi Cas,
    Awesome fall projects...Love the leopard print ribbon...I've been wanting to add some leopard print to my Christmas tree decor and haven't been able to find anything...I will have to run to Michael's and see if I can find some of this ribbon for this years tree ;-) I know, I know, I'm already thinking of Christmas. Hee, hee, hee. Anyway, love your crafty pumpkins. Have a wonderful day.

    Your newest follower,

  15. Hi Cas...

    My friend, you are sooo creative and talented! I just love how you "beefed" up your beautiful autumn wreath! My favorite...the pretty pinecones that you dangled from it! Great idea!!! Ohhh...and I love your pretty pumpkin! It's darling and you're right...the pretty leopard print ribbon just makes it! Your pumpkin certainly makes for a beautiful autumn vignette! Thanks for sharing your autumn pretties with us...and the great tutorials!

    Warmest autumn wishes,

  16. Hi Cas, how creative you are!



  17. Hi Cass,
    I love your pumpkins and wreath! This is such a fun time of year to decorate isn't it? Thanks for stopping by with your kind comments. Yes, things do stay neater in a tray/basket..
    Have a great week!

  18. Perfect -You added just the right amount of fall things to your wreath, and it looks terrific! Your cloth pumpkins are so cute. What a great idea to use a real pumpkin stem!

  19. How clever to use a roll of TP for your center piece on your sweet pumpkin!
    Your wreath turned out so pretty too and love how you added the pinecone tassels from your walks.

  20. What wonderful way to jazz up your wreath! I have lots of pinecones in my yard that I save and always love using them in my holiday decorating!

    Thanks for the pumpkin tutorial also, now that's a project that's right up my alley!! How smart that you thought to save those stems!!

  21. I will definitely be saving my stems from now on! (Duh!? Why didn't I think of that before!) These are the cutest little pumpkins and your wreath is beautiful! I LOVE the dangling pinecones! New Follower :o)

  22. You really did jazz up that wreath! It looks great. And the TP pumpkins . . . genius! I'll have to remember that for next year.

    Thanks for sharing.

  23. The fabric pumpkin is adorable!! I am so glad to have discovered your blog!!

  24. Your Halloween decor is absolutely stunning!! Lovely!!


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