Monday, September 9, 2013

Fall Project-Burlap Pumpkin Tutorial



Are you ready for some cute Burlap pumpkins?
You will love these because they are virtually mistake proof...
Each one as unique as the real gourds are.
And they are easy to make...and you just may already have materials on hand.

Burlap Pumpkin Tutorial:
Minimal sew-Stuff-Tie-Embellish-Done.

 1) Start with a 12inch x 12inch piece of burlap; folded at the bottom edge.
2) Start from folded bottom and sew two curves as shown. Trim.
3) Stuff with your favorite stuffing.
4) Fold the unfinished top like a package
5) Take hemp twine and wrap your burlap "package" like a package. 
Instead of creating quarters with the twine--create eighths.
 6) Tie your hemp a the top. You can begin to see the pumpkin take shape.
7)Take a large eyed needle and thread some hemp from the top to the bottom and back to the top, looping around all the strings to tie. 
8)This you will tie tight and 
9) squeeze down your pumpkin into a tighter squatter package as shown #9.
 
 Finishes:
Add a cute piece of burlap ribbon tucked under a side of hemp 
and hot glue a piece of a branch to be the stem.
 Yes...a small tree branch makes a great little stem.
Once you start, you can't make just one...
 you'll need a bucket full of different colors!
Check out the cute fluer de lis burlap {from walmart!}
Have fun! It doesn't have to be perfect to be perfect!
sharing with:
Inspired Sunday at Sunday View 
Tablescaper-(sunday)
Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
The Scoop Party at Cedar Hill Ranch  
Before and After Party at Thrifty Decor Chic

57 comments:

  1. These are absolutely adorable!! Found you linked up at Give Me The Goods!

    Fotini

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  2. Gorgeous! Love them...I pinned them to Pinterest too.

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    1. Thanks so much for pinning my pumpkins Christine!

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  3. So cute! Looks easy too, thanks so much for the how to!
    Jenna

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  4. Oh, how cute they are! They looks so easy to make too...thanks for the tutorial!

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  5. these are adorable!!!! burlap is on sale right now at joann's too!!!! 25% I believe!

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    1. Woohoo! Love sales at Joanne's!! Thanks for the sweet comment.

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  6. I love your burlap pumpkins! So creative!!!

    Hugs,
    Jody

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  7. These are adorable. Visiting from Give Me the Goods.

    Rita
    www.ferrytaleshome.blogspot.com

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  8. Just nominated you for the Liebster award! You need to go to my page to read all of the details!!
    Lauren

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    1. Wow! Thank you Lauren! Can't wait to learn about this... :o)-aimee

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  9. Oh my, these are just way too cute!

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  10. Great tutorial! They are soooo cute! Come link up to centerpiece Wednesday and share this post with us http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2013/09/welcome-to-centerpiece-wednesday-92.html
    Karin

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  11. I can't wait to make these cuties! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing your burlap pumpkins at TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS!

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  12. These are so pretty AND easy. The stenciling is very unique! I really enjoyed visiting your blog. TYFS!

    Blessings to you,
    Tamara

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    1. Thank you Tamara! The burlap came pre-stenciled. It is a printed burlap from Walmart of all places.

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  13. So cute! I love mini pumpkins. These would be so much better since you could use them over, and over again. Love it.

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  14. Gorgeous! Did you get the fleur de lis at Walmart.com or your local Walmart? I haven't seen it in my local store but will definitely check again.
    I found your blog on French Country Cottage and I am your newest follower.
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

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    1. Yes, I got the fluer-de-lis burlap at my local Walmart store. They sold out fast. It was only $4.99/yard! I hope your store gets it in. Thank you so much for following me! Going to go check out your blog now. :o)

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  15. superbe , merci du partage
    à bientôt
    edith (iris) tendresse
    je vous mets sur mon We♥it

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    1. Iris,
      Merci pour vos gentils commentaires sur mon poste.

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  16. Can't say how much I love these! Burlap and I are best friends :)
    I am a new follower and would love if you could follow back! http://churchstreetdesigns.blogspot.com/

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  17. Great tutorial--I just love these! I think I will have to make a few. thanks!

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  18. Just wanted you to know that you were featured at The Scoop this week! Thanks so much for sharing!...hugs...Debbie
    http://confessionsofaplateaddict.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-softer-side-of-fall.html

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  19. Totally in love with all of the interesting materials people are using nowadays to make pumpkins. Yours are so sweet! I must try my hand at it soon!


    ♥Linsey

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  20. I wanted to invite you to the Friday Flash Blog Party, the best linky in town! I hope you'll join us and link up. Who knows. You may just get highlighted!

    The party goes on through Monday.

    Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution
    www.thejennyevolution.com

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  21. I love these!! Thank you for sharing. You will be one of the features tomorrow at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash tomorrow. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  22. Hi Aimee,
    I featured your tutorial this week on Inspired Sunday. You have the greatest projects! Have a nice week.

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  23. These came out so cute and look easy, too! Thanks for sharing the tutorial! I'm going to make some! Hugs!

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  24. Popped over to send congrats on being featured At Make It Pretty Monday - I love burlap crafts, esp easy and quick ones like this !

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  25. I love this Aimee!! Going to make some asap!! Pinned....

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    1. Thank you Krista!! How'd yours turn out? Thank you for pinning too!
      :o)

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  26. Love this, Aimee. You're one of my top 3 favorites at Home{work]} Wednesday and I'm featuring you tomorrow on my fb page!

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    1. Marty! Thank you so much for your comment and sweet message! So honored to have "made the grade"!! have a great weekend!-aimee

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  27. Stunning ! love it, they looks beautiful ! great tutorial too !
    best,
    marlin

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  28. These are absolutely darling. Thanks for the great tutorial. Pinning!
    Blessings,
    Patti

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    1. Thank you Patti! They are even cuter in person!--:o)

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  29. I just love these!!!
    And what a great tutorial - visiting from French Country Cottage ( congratulations on your feature !!! )
    Very happily your newest follower
    Hugs from Montreal
    Suzan

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    1. Oh my goodness! I didn't know I was featured there! How exciting! thank you for visiting and for following! I am a new blogger and this is all so amazing and fun. sending you big blogger hugs!-aimee

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  30. These are so sweet. You make it look so easy!:)

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    1. Laura! I am so honored you commented! Love your blog! thank you for stopping by!-aimee PS--they are pretty easy. I like projects that can't really be messed up. :o)

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  31. love these!! thanks so much
    one question tho, is the piece you start with actually a 12" x 24" piece folded over to make a 12" square with a fold?

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    1. Correct! Thank you for the clarification. I will update my tutorial so that is clear. You are sewing the curves on a 2-ply 12 x 12 with a fold at the botton. {or I suppose you could stitch it all around.}
      Hope that helps!-aimee

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  32. I love these pumpkins!! They are so stinkin' cute!! Stopping by from CraftyStaci's page and a follower. Come by my page when you have a moment: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.com

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  33. Hi Aimee! I just blogged about making these adorable pumpkins on my website (www.MarcheMaison.com). I have sent readers here for instructions :).

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    1. Thank you Michelle for sending readers here! Let me know if there are any questions I can answer. They turn out so cute every year! Happy Fall!

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