Welcome to Make it Happen Monday (ok....well a day late!)
First and foremost, I want to thank everyone who took the time to comment on my posts about my CoCo, said a prayer and even emailed me. The outpouring of love that I received was just amazing and greatly appreciated! I am comforted in the fact that she is now happier than I can ever imagine and that she will forever live in our memories. Thank you all!!
Now, let's talk about fall! I have been putting off crafting for a while, but it's time to get my rear in gear! I love Pinterest (who doesn't!) and finding adorable and easy projects is always at our fingertips. One of my favorite Pinterest projects for fall are these adorable burlap pumpkins. I made these last year for my the shop and they were a hit - not to mention that they are extremely easy and fun to make!
No real sewing ability is required....if you can manage a needle and a gather stitch....you are good to go!
All you need is:
Burlap (or any other fabric you like)
Strong Thread or Twine
Cork, Stick, or Pumpkin Stem
Glue (I used E6000, but hot glue would work, too)
Most of all - Your Imagination
I made several sizes, but the one that I did the most of were ones that end up being 7 1/2 ' wide x 4" high.
Start by cutting a circle (in this case, 16" diameter). Then, simply begin sewing a gather stitch around the edges. I fold the edge over about 1/4 inch as I went along just to give the thread a little more to grab hold of. Once done and before gathering all the way, put about 1 cup of dried beans on the bottom, then a good amount of fiber filler. Don't worry about getting it to look finished at this point.
Then, pull the thread and tack into place. Leave the needle as you continue to stuff and fluff. When it gets to the point you like, dry fit the "stem" to gauge the size of the hole you need to leave.
Then, take the needle and thread and go around a few more times to secure the gather even more, pulling it tighter as you go. Secure the last stitch then glue the stem in and embellish as you desire. That's it!!
I really love these! They are such a unique and simple decoration for the fall that will last through Thanksgiving. The possibilities are endless in the style you choose...I prefer the natural look, but you can use old jewelry, glitter, buttons, etc. etc.
I would LOVE to see your version of these! If you make some, please post pictures on my Facebook page!
'Til next time!