10/24/11

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!
CAS

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