You can create really cool DIY pumpkins using recycled wood, an old quilt, and pom pom fringe. A quilt I bought at an estate sale was my inspiration for the pumpkins. I have to say I'm in love with the pumpkins. I'm going to tell you how I put them together then you can take off on the Thrift Store Decor Tour because today is the day.
I bought the quilt at the estate sale of a lady who is going into assisted living. The price was $15, reduced from $40. It's a cutter quilt and not in great shape but perfect for craft projects.
Sofi takes after her Mamaw when it comes to getting a deal and she checked out the estate sale with me. She bought an electric typewriter in a case for $20 and she's been typing ever since.
I scrounged through my stash of wood looking for the right size pieces to make the pumpkins. I found several pieces in various sizes for the pumpkins and also a few small "stem" pieces.
I chose wood with a flat edge and a nice width so they would stand up on their own. I used several wood rosettes to make painted wood pumpkins last year. Find them here....How To Make Wood Rosette Pumpkins For Fall Decorating
I spread the quilt open and cut 3 pieces the size of my wood blocks choosing various colors and designs that would look good together. Remember we always decorate in odd numbers, hence the three pumpkins.
I tried to fray the cut quilt edges just slightly to give the pumpkins a perfectly imperfect look. Then I selected the "stems" for the pumpkins before gluing it all together.
I used hot glue to adhere the quilt pieces and the stems to the wood. My Ryobi battery powered glue gun is my favorite toy. I love that there are no cords and it stands up without falling over! (glue gun on Amazon here)
Next I had to decide on faux greenery, ribbons, twine, or something, to add a little oomph to the stems. I was super excited when I ran across that blue pom pom trim in my goodie stash. Perfect pumpkin decorations.
Matching ribbons and trim to the fabric wood block pumpkins was easy. I think the ribbon and pom pom trim would be interchangeable with any of the pumpkins.
To tell you the truth I can't pick a favorite out of the three. How about you? I can see using the pretty quilt for more projects I just need some ideas.
The pom pom trim is too bulky to really tie around the stems so I just cut off a few of the blue pom poms and crossed over the trim at the front of the stem instead of tying it. Because the gold trim was so wide I just wrapped it around the stem and hot glued it down in the back.
You can find my collection of quilts and some I inherited from my grandmother here......Vintage Handmade Quilts | My Collection Blog Tour
So what do you think about these cuties? Going to try your hand at making pumpkin decor? You can email me with any comments or questions, [email protected]
It's time to take the Thrift Store Decor Tour so just click those text links below the "before" makeovers photo collage.....
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DIY Quilt Pumpkins - Petticoat Junktion (you are here)
Plant Cloche - Sadie Seasongoods
Medallion Wall Art Makeover - Our Southern Home
DIY Tiered Tray - House Of Hawthornes
Goodwill Wooden Wagon Makeover - Organized Clutter
Creative Thrift Store Makeovers - Reinvented Delaware
Metal Tub Shelves For The Garden - Shop At Blu
As always, thanks for being here, Kathy