I don’t know about you but I have hardly any Thanksgiving decor. Ok, let’s be honest, I don’t have any! So every year since we’ve been married, I’ve had a bazillion things for Halloween and then the house kind of looks empty until I pull out the Christmas stuff. So I decided that I needed to make something simple but fun to celebrate Thanksgiving and fall so I made these Scrappy Fall Pumpkins to put on my shelf. They were super easy and inexpensive!
- Paper/Cardboard Pumpkins
- Fabric Basting Spray
- Fabric Scraps (check out your stash)
- Embellishments (buttons, twine)
- Hot Glue Gun
- An old towel or piece of cardboard (for spraying on)
I took a small piece to begin sprayed it with the basting spray. I then put it over the stem and made sure that all pieces were glued down. I then began to rip pieces of fabric to give it the frayed edge look. Spraying sections at a time, I applied it to the pumpkin.
At first, I was just putting the fabric in all directions but it didn’t really look like I wanted it to. So I put them in strips up and down that stretched to the other side and worked my way around the pumpkin.
To finish it off, and so the ends wouldn’t be so apparent at the top, I took some twine and made a few loops and then glued it on. Buttons went over the top of the twine and then ribbon around the stem. Here’s my fat pumpkin:
And my tall skinny pumpkin:
What is your favorite fall project?