Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Burlap Pumpkins with Natural Dried Stems - Save those Pumpkin Stems!

2 Corinthians 5:17

I know Pumpkin Season is over and Christmas is all the rage
(as it should be)
 I wasn't going to post, but then I thought some of you may still have your pumpkins hanging around. Save the stems! Dry them out and use them on your "Craft" pumpkins next year.

These are the Burlap Pumpkins I made this year using the Dried Pumpkin Stems my Son saved me last year. I just threw them in an open box and forgot about them, they dried perfectly!

Since I'm on a Spending Freeze, I wanted to use the things I had... the burlap I bought last year for a project I never did... I have a stock pile of  things for projects I never did, I'm sure some of you have similar stock, just waiting to be used. So instead of buying, I'm digging out the old to make some new things. I'm being thrifty.

I used an old bed pillow for the stuffing, and a ball of twine I had from the Dollar Tree.

I just "pulled" off some stuffing and gathered it into a pumpkin shape. Cut the Burlap into a large Square and brought all 4 corners to the center and secured with a rubber band. The I just tucked the raw edges in, and squished the pumpkin into shape, added the twine, which came off the roll already Curled!

I made several sizes to use as a grouping. I used my hot glue gun to glue the Natural Dried Stems to the top, easy peasy!

Let me know if you have any questions...

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1 comment:

  1. These are just so adorably cute!!! I love that burlap.....where can I find some printed burlap like that? I haven't seen it anywhere!

    I'm a new follower and love your creations!

    Wishing you and yours a Blessed and Happy New Years!