Monday, October 17, 2011

Fabric Covered Halloween Pumpkin

So, I saw those mod-podged pumpkins in Country Living that *everyone* is talking about this October and I thought I would try my hand at it. Problem is....I don't keep colored ink in my printer and I'm not going to go buy some ridiculously priced ink for this ONE project. 

So, I just used fabric (that would have been scanned and printed onto paper, had I been following their directions) that I had on hand and wrapped it around my plastic pumpkin to get an idea of how much I needed. Then I trimmed out the piece, covered the (wrong side) middle of the fabric with Elmer's Spray Adhesive and pressed it onto the plastic pumpkin. I did my best to keep the creases near the valleys of the pumpkin and I trimmed off the extra fabric at the top and bottom. I used hot glue to made the top and bottom sections lay nicely....and then I used a little fabric rosette wrap around the stem to cover up the extra fabric on top. 

It's certainly not as smooth and fancy as all the mod-podged pumpkins out there, but I will say took a lot less time!!

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  1. Cute pumpkin! I love how it came out.

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

    "Pumpkinspiration Party!

  2. Very cute idea. I think these would be great to do for decorations after Halloween.

    I featured your pumpkin in a recent blog post...


  3. What a neat variation on the pumpkin. I love how you can get so many different looks depending on the fabric you use. I am a new follower from Tatertots and Jello. Vicky from

  4. I love your pumpkin. the fabric is really the perfect country look too!

  5. That is super cute! I love all the pumpkin ideas this time of year.

  6. Super chic! Love them.
    I would love for you to link up my my very first Fresh Friday Link Party!


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