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13 September, 2015

Easy No-Sew Burlap Pumpkins

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Easy Burlap Pumpkins I am excited today because I am joining a group of very talented bloggers for a new monthly share...Celebrations of Home! We will be bringing you our ideas for each season…crafts, DIYs, recipes, home décor and lots more! So be sure to join us each month on the second Sunday to be inspired! This time, our theme is FALL…my favorite season! And nothing says fall to me like the texture of burlap…and pumpkins. Sooo…I created easy-to-make pumpkins from burlap!

eb7ebe283003bfad7a9f274a2632e830 If they look a little familiar, it’s because I made them much the same way that I made my NO-SEW SHIRT PUMPKINS. And although only minimal sewing is required for the burlap version, you can use an alternate no-sew method for them, too!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Easy Burlap Pumpkins Here’s what you will need:
  • Burlap
  • Jute twine
  • Polyfill stuffing
  • Rubber bands
  • Mod Podge
  • Pencil
  • Aluminum foil
  • Faux leaves if desired

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Easy Burlap Pumpkins tutorial 1And here’s what you will do:
1. Cut a piece of burlap that is 16 x 12 inches. Stitch the two 12 inch sides together to create a sort of sleeve and press the seam open. (ALTERNATE NO-SEW METHOD: Join the two 12 inch sides, right sides together, with a strip of Heat n Bond or similar heavy duty hem tape, and press the fold to one side.) Cut 6 pieces of jute twine a little longer than 16 inches and knot them together.

2. With the burlap sleeve still inside out, place the twine bundle inside with the knot protruding from one end.

3. Secure the end of the sleeve with a rubber band, leaving the knot still protruding.

4. Turn the sleeve right side out and stuff with polyfill.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Easy Burlap Pumpkins tutorial 25. Close the other end of the sleeve with a rubber band.

6. Bring the jute strands up one at a time, pulling rather tightly to create the pumpkin sections. Tie each one around the rubber band. Space them as evenly as possible as you work until all 6 have been tied.

7. Leaving the twine attached, tie a tight knot around the top of the pumpkin, covering the rubber band. Now you can pull on the fabric to smooth out the pumpkin and even up the sections. Once you are satisfied, cut the protruding fabric to about 1 1/2 inches in length.

8. Tightly wrap the twine around the fabric to create a stem, leaving the six original strands at the bottom of the stem. You will wind the twine up and then back down and tie it off with the other end and cut.

9. Now you can now work on forming the tendrils. First cover the pumpkin top with aluminum foil to protect it. Then take several of the 6 original pieces of twine (I usually use three), coat them with Mod Podge and wrap them around a pencil. Allow it to set for about 10 minutes and then remove the pencil so that the twine will not be stuck to it. You can gently reform the tendrils to dry if needed. I like to separate the remaining 3 strands to create a sort of corn silk look or you can simply cut them off, being careful to leave the knot. If you choose to do this, be sure to coat the knot with additional Mod Podge so that it will not come undone. Allow the Mod Podge to dry.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Easy Burlap PumpkinsIf you wish, you can add leaves with a bit of hot glue for a little more of a fall look. And…taaa daaa!…they are now ready to add to your fall decor! I love the texture of the burlap and the twine!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT 10 Ways to Get a Head Start on Fall And for more ideas, be sure to check out 10 WAYS TO GET A HEAD START ON FALL…easy ideas for adding a touch of fall to your home!

11953424_10154092363030288_1555258118109652265_oI'm partying today with the talented bloggers at Celebrations of Home! We are sharing lots of fun ways to bring fall into your home!

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Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party , Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday , Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday , The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday , Coastal Charm for the Show and Share Party , A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Inspire Me Monday, Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays , Common Ground for Share Your Style on Thursdays ,   French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday , Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday, Tatertots & Jello for the Link Party Palooza on Fridays
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  1. Debbie - these are so cute!! Love them, thanks for the tutorial!

  2. I love those Debbie!! Can't wait to make my own!

  3. These pumpkins look easy and are so cute! Thanks for sharing Debbie.
    I'm pinning this idea.

  4. These pumpkins are so darn cute and if anyone can figure out how to make is you Miss Debbie.

  5. These are so, so adorable, Debbie! And my kind of craft project too - easy! I'm getting together with a friend in a couple of weeks to make some pumpkins - can't wait to give these a try.

  6. A homerun, as always, Debbie. Love your burlap pumpkins. I saw some burlap-type leaves at the dollar store. Wouldn't they look cute on your pumpkins?

  7. These are so cute...I will have to try and make a few! Have a beautiful day.

  8. Too adorable - just love them Debbie - thanks so much for the tutorial !
    Pinning now !

  9. I don't think you can ever have too many pumpkins (off all sizes and varieties) in the fall! Thanks for sharing these inspiring ideas.
    Joanne @ Sea Glass Cottage

  10. I love your burlap pumpkins - pinned! Yours inspired me to refresh the ones I made last Fall with those adorable tendrils.

  11. You always have the best crafts. Thank you.

  12. *sigh* I wish I could have found some orange burlap. The regular burlap, while cute, was just so hard to work with at the beginning. The twine just blended right in. It did get easier though and they are super cute. With a 15 foot roll of burlap from Wal-Mart I'll be making a ton and giving them to friends and family. Thank you for this idea!

  13. Hi Debbie - I wanted to let you know that I just found this project & all your images being used for a segment on our local news. They have been notified by many bloggers to stop this practice but continue to share in this manner knowing they are violating copyright. Baed on your sharing policy you have here I thought you might want to view the segment for yourself & contact them. You can see it here

    1. Thanks so much, Gina! It's a shame the way blogger content is regularly stolen!...Debbie

  14. Thank you for the info on how to the burlap pumpkin

  15. I love this quick tutorial. And thank you very much for sharing how to make the curly strands. I'll be using that technique for sure one day!

  16. Very Fall inspiring post thank you for sharing. Happy Fall, Kippi


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