Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Burlap Pumpkins

I saw some cute burlap pumpkins on Pinterest.
Here. I have been enjoying burlap but I haven't really gotten on the burlap bandwagon. 

I have used some ribbon for wreaths, but that is pretty much it.
Last October my sister-in-law had a birthday party for my brother out at their ranch. She used burlap and sunflowers. It was too cute. She had some left over and gave me a couple of yards.
I used some as a scrunchy tablecloth for my new kitchen table. I will show that off soon.

I had these pumpkins.

 They had seen better days. 
I guess a few years kicking around in the fall totes had grunged them up, and not in a good way.
I think that one of the animals played with them a time or two. I tried to clean up where they got pilly from being used as a cat toy. 
I decided rather than throw them away I would try to recover them.
I pulled off the old felt.

It was actually pretty easy to strip them down to the foam.
I spent about an hour doing two pumpkins.
I went with white cotton string in the ripples instead of rick rack.
I put back the old felt leaves and stem and curlicues. They were just stuck in with wire. 

I love, love them. 
I think they actually look better than they 
did originally.
Burlap Pumpkins

 I got the little squirrel years ago at First Monday Trade Days in Canton, Texas. 
I love that flea market.
If you are ever in Texas, you should go!
 I painted the acorn to mimic burlap. 
I used two tones of tan and painted with a dry brush two directions.
 I tied a burlap ribbon on my fall spray of flowers. 
My living room display shelf is ready for fall.

Sprinkled with burlap pumpkins,


  1. Your pumpkins are so cute. Love the burlap look. They look wonderful. I am your newest follower. I hope you stop by for a visit and follow along

  2. So glad you shared these cuties with the party. So much inspiration everywhere we look it is so hard to pick which one we will do. Have fun at the party!

    1. Thanks for letting me share, Debbie. What a fun party.

  3. Very cute. Your shelves look great all decked out for fall, and the little burlap pumpkins look adorable!

    Linking from Debbiedoos,
    Ricki Jill

  4. oh my gosh, i'm loving the afters! coming over from debbies party.

  5. the fat little stems!
    I would love to invite you to Homa Style's No Orange Autumn Display Link Party going on now. Here's the link...
    Hope to see your pumpkins there!

    1. Thanks for the invite. I will for sure pop over.

  6. Great repurpose! Those are as adorable as can be!!


  7. Those are the cutest little burlap pukins I've seen yet, and I've see more that a few! They are adorable!! But you've really got me curious about the scrunchy tablecloth, hmmmm I've got to keep an eye out for that post!


  8. These are adorable. I am planning on making some pumpkins from linen fabric and find this inspiring. I have nothing to cover so will stuff mine with something instead. I love the look of your hutch. I have some of the Wedgwood plates you also have displayed. They were a limited series and I was surprised to find them in Holland since they were specially made for the American market years ago.

    Hugs from Holland ~

    1. I love the Wedgwood. I'm glad you were able to find some.

  9. Thank you so much for linking to Homa Style’s No Orange Autumn Display Link Party. Your pumpkins are so sweet and I was excited to show it to my readers. Homa Style will be hosting a Simple Holiday Handmade Gift Idea Link Party {Please no sale items} on Oct 31. Hope to see you there. Thanks again!

  10. Hi - what a great idea! You amped up the style of these pumpkins as well. Great job!


  11. I featured you today! I love your diy burlap pumpkins! So adorable! Heather

    1. Thank you, Heather. I don't know why I never saw this until today. (A year later)This is one of my most featured projects.

  12. i just love those little pumpkins, too cute.