9/22/12

I've Been "Pump-kined!"

Hey everyone!  This is a very impromptu post because some very nice ladies invited me to a party, and I'm nothing if not a "party girl"......holy cow, I'm making Pinnochio look good!  Let's put it this way, I love to blog, so when someone invites me to a blog party, I'm there!  Linda and Carol at Two Succulent Sisters are hosting a "Thirty Days of Pumpkins Party" HERE.  Looks like a lot of fun to me, so be there or be "round like a pumpkin".......ouch, that hits me too close to home!  Anyway, I put together some snippets from here and there and hope you enjoy.

First I wanted to share a little craft project that I did last year. 

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.......


for now it is sitting pretty in this old wooden bowl surrounded by pinecones.

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?  

I simply grabbed a few loose "faux" leaves, some jute twine & a short piece of brown ribbon
to decorate the stem.


This one has now found a new home on this old wreath that I transformed.


And finally, I thought I'd share a collage of some of the other pumpkins that are currently decorating
our home.


Talent in blogland is boundless this time of year, so please go check out THIS PARTY
and have some "Pumpkin Fun!"

Hope everyone is having a great weekend.  Thanks so much for stopping by!
~CAS~ 

16 comments:

Diane Writes said...

I saw a similar post with Ricki and I enjoyed both. Yours is unique and I appreciate the fact that it's made of recycled materials. Happy Fall too and even though we don't have fall here in the Philippines, the season makes me happy because it signals that it will soon be Christmas, my favorite time of the year! Have a happy weekend Cas!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your pumpkins turned out great! Thanks for letting me know about the Pumpkin Party, I'll stop over:@)

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Very cute Cas! I like the idea of using recycled materials, and what a great way to get rid of extra fabric. Oh, the amount of pumpkins I could make. LOL! Thanks for sharing this!

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

I am rolling about your toilet paper tube stash! Actually, we have them too, because Sophie loves to play with them. Really, she prefers the whole roll of paper. Anyhoo, I had no clue how to make these, so I have learned something from you this morning :) I also have a whole closet full of plastic bags, so I am going to see what I can come up with.

Kristi said...

What a clever idea!

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Love the pumpkin and idea and may need to copy it if you don't mind??

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Love the pumpkin and idea and may need to copy it if you don't mind??

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Love the pumpkin and idea and may need to copy it if you don't mind??

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your TP pumpkin. Genius. Hugs, Marty

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Thanks for the tuturial, they look so fun and easy to make! Love yours Cass!

Two Succulent Sisters said...

Aren't you sweet? You mentioned us in a post and we are SO happy that you came and joined our Pumpkin Party! Wow. Love the fabric pumpkins a lot. I'm going to try these when I get sick of making them my way. ha ha It'll happen, trust me. I need to work it out of my system and then I'll be on to tp pumpkins...unless something else catches my eye on the way to getting the tp rolls. :) Anyway, thanks for joining our party. It's turning out to be a great party. It's our first party and I was a little concerned it might not have any party goers. Thanks for joining. You made it great. Linda

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Love this project CAS! So easy and budget friendly!I never would have thought of using TP for some reason! Happy Fall! Angie xo

Kelly said...

Well that is just the cutest thing! I've never seen a project like that before. It looks fairly easy and fun. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Now that is the cutest tp cover I have ever seen! :)

Kathy Moody said...

I love your awesome pumpkin and beautiful fall decor. I have been wanting to make some of these. Thank you so much for the wonderful tutorial! You just gave me another project to do. :)

Traci said...

You make the cutest stuff!!! I'm pretty sure fall is going to come & go this year without one decoration put up at my house! Too busy with work & then we'll be on vacay. Maybe next year.

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