What better way to signal fall than to bring out my pumpkins! I LOVE pumpkins. Not so much when they are all carved up...just a good ol' pumpkin for me! I thought I would do a little pumpkin parade around my house to celebrate the season.
I have to start out with my toilet paper pumpkins. I first saw these over at The Sweet Life and new it was the project for me - cute and easy with no sewing required!
Here's all you need:
material (roughly 22"x22")
ribbon (roughly about 14")
stick (a real pumpkin stem would look awesome!)
I like nice fat pumpkins so I started by wrapping the toilet paper with 2 sheets of newspaper. Tuck the ends of the newspaper into the toilet roll (you don't have to be neat with this part).
Next place the toilet paper roll in the center of your material. Start tucking the edges of the material into the center of the toilet paper roll and work your way around the fabric.
Once it was all tucked in, I spent a fair amount of time playing with the fabirc and smushing the top of the toilet paper roll down until I got the shape and style that I wanted.
Cut your stick to around 4 inches (I liked the look of the thicker sticks best). Push the stick down into the center of the roll and twist it a little to secure everything in place (I found this made the material sit better too).
Then all you have to do is add the rafia (I curled mine around a pencil) and the ribbon. And there you have a toilet paper pumpkin!
Now on to the rest of the parade. We have some ceramic pumpkins on my buffet:
And my sparkly pumpkins on the window ledge (guess that window could do with a cleaning!):
My favorite fabric pumpkin:
Baby pumpkins (and my owl that I love!):
My mystery pumpkin. I'm not really sure what this one is made out of but I like it anyways. (By the way, the wooden letters actually say "Give Thanks" not just "Give"!)
Pumpkins in a basket:
I saw these ones on line and thought they would make the perfect addition. But then I saw the price. $195! For one! I think I might try to make it instead:
Now after all of that, I still haven't got my real pumpkins yet. So much more pumpkin fun to come!
I'm linking up with House of Hepworths, Blue Cricket Design , I Heart Naptime , Craft-O-Maniac, and Katie's Nesting Spot. Head on over!