Fall is a time for pumpkins, and there are many ways to incorporate these festive “gourds” into your farmhouse or modern decor. Here are 5 easy ways to add pumpkins to your home.
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1. Grab these adorable velvet pumpkins from the Dollar Tree and create a table centerpiece.
You could even glam these cuties up even more and put a few in the bedroom or bath.
Here is a youtube tutorial by Thrifted Living that shows you how to take them from pretty and plain, to beautiful and elegant.
2. Use the 3D wire pumpkin wreath forms found at the dollar tree to create a beautiful shabby chic, glam or farmhouse style decor.
I love how they are lightweight and 3D. After they are decorated you can hang them on the wall, or door. You can also stand them up in the middle of a centerpiece. If the centerpiece will be viewed from both sides, make two and wire them together. It will be lightweight and easy to work with, if you keep the embellishments light.
You can also add lights to the outside or the inside of the pumpkins after they have been wired together. One more thought. I think Zip ties would be perfect to hold the two pumpkins together.
Here is a cute video that will inspire you to decorate this adorable wire pumpkin.
Click the photo below of the wire pumpkin wreath form to find them at the Dollar Tree’s website.
3. Of course using crocheted pumpkins is a super fun way to decorate for the Fall season.
Crochet pumpkins are lightweight, unless you add weight to the bottom of them. I have crocheted quite a few pumpkins over the years. My absolute favorite is the Modern set of pumpkins.
Pile them together on a bare entry table. Place a few in a rustic basket or stack them together. They look great in a crocheted basket too.
4. I was easily hooked when I started making these adorable pumpkin sachets.
You can crochet them while watching tv, riding in the car, waiting in line for an event. They are so small you can take your yarn and hook with you anywhere to crochet. They work up in a jiffy.
The magic happens when you add scented wax melts to the poly fil. Throw them in a drawer to keep your clothing smelling sweet. Hang them on a crocheted garland in your closet or across a window.
Tie two of them together to hang from the mirror of your car. I put a few in the back window of my sedan and the trunk. They kept their scent all through the winter and mid way through spring.
They make perfect key rings and the smaller ones would make fun earrings. I don’t recommend adding scent though.
My favorite way to use these adorable pumpkins, is to put them in a large mason jar with a doily on top, and fairy lights down inside.
5. I loved sewing Jelly Roll fabric together in pastel colors to make pumpkins.
They are so lovely. You can use them to decorate your home using any theme. The fabric choice will determine what category your pumpkin falls in.
Here are the steps to make a jelly roll pumpkin.
1. After sewing together quite a few strips I then cut out an oval. Then stitched the ovals using a basting running stitch.
2. Put a small bag of poly fit pellets in the center.
3. Then made lovely dents, using crafty twine.
4. I went out to the woods and gathered grape vines. They made great stems. I really gathered up any bramble that I thought would be good to make a stem. It was a fun adventure and the results were beautiful.
5. Then it was time to decorate. Boy did I have fun with that. My crafting supplies were all over the house. I think I made 50 pumpkins. Such a fun project.
Here is a tutorial on how to make fabric pumpkins, that you might enjoy!
Do you have ideas about how to use pumpkins for decorations. I would love to hear from you. Please drop me a line.
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