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Pumpkins and Wreaths

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I had a ‘girl’s weekend’ this weekend and I knew I wanted to do 2 fall crafts.  This is my favorite time of year!  I think it’s because growing up in Florida we never had a fall.  I love living in this part of Alabama because we get to have all 4 seasons.  I’m doing a ‘Knock off’ of sorts from Myra at http://myblessedlife.net

First we made pumpkins.  It’s just a square of fabric inside out, stitched and then you draw up on one end.  Flip right side out, put a cup full of beans or rice in.  Stuff with old rags, wal-mart bags, cotton, etc.  Stitch the top up and pull tight.  Hot glue a stick in the top and your are done.  Easiest project ever!  You can add embellishments, I haven’t had time, but I think I’ll add a burlap leaf or something.  She gives you a lot better tutorial here: http://myblessedlife.net/2012/09/fabric-pumpkins.html

These are Julianna’s.

Next I did a ‘Knock Off’ of her Burlap and Lace wreath.  You can find that tutorial here: http://myblessedlife.net/2012/07/burlap-and-lace-wreath.html

  • Buy a straw wreath or any other wreath form.  These were $4.99 at Hobby Lobby
  • You’ll need about a yard or so of burlap.
  • Cut it into a wide strip, maybe I should have done this about 3 inches wide… I did have to use 3 strips at this width.
  • Add some hot glue to a section under the wreath and start wrapping your burlap.

It should look like this minus the lace when you are done wrapping.  I like the addition of lace to kinda ‘fancy up’ the burlap.  You can omit the lace if you’d like.

Next you need some embellishments.  We made flowers.

This wreath is Jennifer and Julianna’s.  Their home is a country Americana theme, so they kept that going with their wreath.  They opted not to use lace and instead wrapped part of their wreath with this navy w/white tiny dot fabric.  This is a felt flower that I made.  It’s just 6 large and 6 small petals cut out of felt.  You dab some hot glue at the base of each petal and pinch it together.  Cut a circle of felt and glue the larger petals down, then the smaller on top.  Lastly you glue a button on top.

These are my rosettes!  I used burlap, lace, polkadot, and chevron patterns.

Now for the finished project:

I’m not sure if I need to add anything else to it.  It feels simplistic, rustic, and a little girly.  I think I like it this way.

So there you have it folks, my fall wreath!

Here is my Halloween wreath from last year. http://wp.me/p2Jg1q-14

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Author: Jeff & Meg

This is a story of two lovebirds who got in a little over their heads, or at times it feels that way, remodeling a little home built in the 1940's. Our journey has bumps and twists, ups and downs, but we wouldn't have it any other way! Please join us and our two poodles as we flip this old house and work towards the adoption of our first child!

2 thoughts on “Pumpkins and Wreaths

  1. love it! i took apart my burlap wreath to make something else, and now i want another one like it!!

  2. Thank you! That stinks. 😦 I do stuff like that a lot. Have a bigger and better idea…then regret it!

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