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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Pretty Lace Pumpkins

Since we've moved I have not yet found all my holiday stuff, and I've been itching to get some things changed up. What to do? Why, make some decor with what I can find, of course.

So I shopped my stash and found scraps of black lace yardage, and fabric in white and rusty orange and some crochet thread.....and ta da! Lacy pumpkins to get me kick started.



Cut your lace and backing fabric the same size. Make the length twice as much as the width. This gives you pleasing pumpkin proportions.



Sew both pieces together on the long edge with your longest stitch. Or you can do this by hand with needle and thread. Pull your thread up tight and gather it and tie it off. I put a dab of hot glue on the thread ends to keep them taut. Then sew your short side seam.

Turn it inside out.

Stuff your pumpkin full with fiberfill or whatever you have at hand. I've even used plastic shopping bags in a pinch. Lord knows we have plenty of them!

After stuffing, pull thread on the top edge tightly to gather and tie your threads, then secure with a little bit of hot glue.


Thread a sturdy, long needle with black crochet thread or string. Tie a knot in one end and run it through your pumpkin, straight through the middle. Draw it tight. The tighter it is, the fatter your pumpkin will look. Do this about six times.

Look! Plump pumpkiny goodness!

Glue a stick and some fake leaves at the top for a bit of color. So cute! By this point you will be smiling and quite pleased with yourself. Or is that just me?



And here is the combination of black lace over orange fabric. Gorgeous! I'm thinking now I need to make some black ones with white lace, just to complete the lacy look. And the best part? These didn't cost me a dime since I made them with scraps from my stash. Win win!

Ooh aah. I love the look of the black lace over the solid colors. At the top left is a plain white pumpkin with no lace. I like the pure simplicity of it. Now to the fun part, putting this all together for a colorful display.

I'll be linking up to the fun parties in my sidebar plus The Fall Festival below.  Stop by and take a look, there are always tons of creative ideas out there.


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23 comments:

  1. HOLA!

    MUY ORIGINALES!!!ME GUSTAN MUCHÍSIMOS...FELICIDADES .

    SALUDOS FELIZ FIN DE SEMANA

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  2. These are beautiful! Featuring them on my facebook page today!

    Kara
    www.mineforthemaking.com

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  3. Oh my gosh, these lace pumpkins are stunning!
    I love them.

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  4. They are adorable! I love the black lace over orange fabric!
    Karen@PocketFullofPink

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  5. Loving the lace pumpkins!! So elegantly festive!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  6. I would love to have you join us at our linking party this week at
    http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/10/celebrating-fall-with-linking-party.html
    Have a great week,
    Maggie
    http://passionatelyartistic.com

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  7. Oh my gosh these are adorable ideas!! I love them. I would LOVE for you to stop over and link these and anything Halloween in my Halloween link up! I'd love to have you!

    Thanks for sharing, Kelli
    http://3boysandadog.com/deals/2011/halloween-post-round-up-with-linky/

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  8. Wow! I've never seen such pretty pumpkins! I'd love for you to link up to my Halloween linky party - {Not So} Tough Tuesday's on One Tough Mother - begins at midnight!

    www.onetoughmom.blogspot.com

    Hope to see you there!

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  9. Very cute! I love the addition of the fall leaves.

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  10. These are so beautiful! Very elegant and you make it look so easy. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Fabulous project and great tutorial too. I love the way they look.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Visiting from One Tough Mother
    Lowri
    http://papervinenz.blogspot.com

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  12. Elegant and so Cinderella. Perfect for her pumpkin ride! Come see a Wisdom Teeth necklace.

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  13. That is a great idea!

    I would love if you can link it up to my weekly party @ http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2011/10/made-by-me-2-and-last-weeks-link.htmlQ

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  14. Way to "rock what ya got!" I love these! Adding them to my list for next year!

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  15. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Super idea! Thanks for showing how to & linking up! Theresa

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  17. This turned out so great! I've seen similar ones and I just love them...they always catch my eye! Thanks for linking up with us at Show & Share! Can't wait to see what you link up this week!

    Marie
    mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com

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  18. So great!! I wanted to try lace pantyhose on a pumpkin but couldn't find any!!

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  19. ACK! I may have just passed out from such an incredibly good idea. Love them!

    I'd love for you to link up to my pumpkin party:

    "Pumpkinspiration Party!

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  20. Your elegant pumpkins are fantastic!

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  21. I love the touch of the fall leafs on top. That just makes the pumpkins way cuter.

    zane

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