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Monday, October 16, 2017

Easy Lacy Vintage Pumpkins

Can you believe it's the middle of October already?  It seems like time is flying by so fast.  Soon it will be time to start decorating for the holidays. While many of you are enjoying fun Fall activities such as hayrides, pumpkin farms and corn mazes we are still having summer temps and Miss A and her friends spent yesterday at the pool.  But, the weatherman promises we will have some fall temps in the next couple of days.  I can hardly wait.  Well, so much for the weather let's get on with today's project.  

Vintage, Paint and more... vintage pumpkins made by gluing buttonhole trim around a small dollar store pumpkin


Aren't these little guys the cutest?  My sister owns a fabric store and every once in a while she sends me some sort of cool item along with a challenge to see if I can come up with an idea using whatever she has sent.  So this time it's buttonhole trim.  I'm sure you've seen it - on the backs of wedding gowns and prom dresses.  It's the loops that are used to button all those tiny little satin covered buttons on those beautiful long backs. I've used it before - you can see those projects here and hereSo for fall, I decided to wrap this trim around a little dollar store pumpkin.  I think they turned out really cute and it takes such a short time to make one that you can have a whole patch made in an afternoon. 

        Easy Lacy Vintage Pumpkins


Vintage, Paint and more... supplies needed to make vintage lace pumpkins from dollar store pumpkins using buttonhole trim and twine


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You will need:
  •    7 yards of buttonhole trim ( I used the trim found here 
  •    small dollar store pumpkin about 6"
  •    glue gun and glue sticks
  •    twine
  •   (the pumpkin can be painted white before you start to make sure no orange shows through)


    

Vintage, Paint and more... gluing the buttonhole trim on the pumpkin starting at the bottom

This is really a very easy process to make this little pumpkin.  I simply started by gluing the buttonhole trim in a circle on the bottom of the pumpkin as shown above.  I didn't cover the bottom completely but you can if you like.

Vintage, Paint and more... continue gluing the buttonhole trim around the pumpkin being sure to but each row up against the previous row.

Continue gluing the trim around that circle trying to keep the edge of the trim butted up against the edge of the previous row so there is no orange showing.  Continue going around the pumpkin, gluing the trim on and matching the edges.  The following pictures show the progress.

Vintage, Paint and more... gluing the buttonhole trim around a dollar store pumpkin to make a lacy vintage pumpkin for fall



Vintage, Paint and more... continue to glue the buttonhole trim around a dollar store pumpkin


                                    Vintage, Paint and more...dollar store pumpkin after gluing buttonhole trim around it to make a vintage pumpkin for fall

When you are done it should look like the above picture.

Vintage, Paint and more... making a twine stem for a buttonhole lacy dollar store pumpki

The next step is to cover the stem.  I started at the base of the stem with twine and simply wound the twine around the stem gluing it occasionally to keep it in place.

Vintage, Paint and more... dollar store pumpkin made into a lacy vintage pumpkin by gluing buttonhole trim around it and wrapping the stem with twine


Next, I cut a single strand of twine and tied it around the base of the stem to make it look like a bit of vine, trimming it to the length I liked.

Vintage, Paint and more... cute little vintage pumpkins made by wrapping buttonhole trim around dollar store pumpkins and adding a twine stem

Here they are all done in a small vignette with the cutest little Gather sign I received as a gift for my birthday a couple weeks ago.  I love the vintage, lacy look these have.  They can be used in so many different vignettes - vintage, rustic, all white, shabby chic - so versatile.
   
Vintage, Paint and more... cute little vintage lace pumpkins made from dollar store pumpkins by wrapping them with buttonhole trim and adding a twine stem

                                                            
Are you still making Fall projects like me or have you moved on to the holidays?  I am making my plans for my holiday decorating and gathering my supplies but, I have yet to start any projects.  I love to hear from you all so tell me about what you are doing in the comments below.  

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Until next time have fun creating something you love.


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47 comments:

  1. Cute! I love pumpkins -- the more the merrier!

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    1. Thank you. I have to agree the more pumpkins the merrier

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  2. I love these! What a unique look for pumpkins for the fall. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle, Cathy. Pinning.

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  3. Thank you, Beverly and thank you for hosting each week and pinning this. Love your party.

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  4. Super pretty! Love the lace you used. Visiting from We Are Pinnable party.

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  5. What a clever idea, they are so pretty. I must share on my social media. Hugs, Linda on Poinsettia Drive poinsettiadr.com

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    1. Thank you so much Linda and thank you for sharing.

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  6. These are adorable and elegant. I like to extend my pumpkins into Christmas by painting them, but this is even better!

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    1. Thank you so much - what a great idea to use them until Christmas.

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  7. Adorable; I never would have thought of that! I am busy making cloth pumpkins from GW thrifted $1 clothes and am having such fun! Been making holiday stuff for our church bazaar all year; make myself crazy as Christmas approaches so I'd rather start early with decorations, knit scarves, and Epsom bath salts, sachets, soaps, etc. to go into gift baskets!

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    1. I made some fabric ones from scraps of fabric I had here - they are fun to make - each one is so different. Sounds like you are a very busy lady making all that for your church bazaar. Hope it is quite successful.

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  8. Cute cute cute! I would never have come up with that idea.
    :) gwingal

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  9. Very cute pumpkins. Thank you for sharing at Snickerdoodle. Pinning

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  10. These are beautiful! Thanks for sharing at The Blogger's Pit Stop! Roseann from www.thisautoimmunelife.com

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  11. These are just too stinkin' cute! Thanks for sharing.

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  12. The pumpkins look great and what a clever idea to use buttonhole trim

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  13. Using the lace trim was such a creative idea! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm--pinned!

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  14. Wow, I can't believe how pretty these look Cathy. I would never have thought of using buttonhole trim to decorate a pumkin, but it works so beautifully

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    1. Thank you, Michelle. I probably wouldn't have used it if my sister hadn't challenged me.

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  15. Such a beautiful idea. Love these :) Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays last week. Pinned and featured this week at the blog hop/

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    1. Thank you so much and thank you for pinning and the feature.

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  16. Thank you for sharing this pretty and creative diy at TGFT, pinned. Hugs!

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    1. Thank you so much and thank you for pinning.

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  17. I love these! I wore my mother's wedding dress and the entire back was buttons all the way down! Never would have thought to use the trim:) xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

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    1. My sister owns a dress store and a lot of the dresses utilize this trim. But it's fun to come up with new ideas for its use. Thanks for stopping by Kathleen.

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  18. They are so cute and such a unique idea! Thanks so much for sharing on Party in Your PJ's. Pinned!

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  19. Really fun Cathy, I love them by your sign! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  20. Those are so darling! I love the lace. Pinned.

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  21. Hi Cathy, I'm late at starting the party, but you will be featured at SYC this week.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thank you so much for the feature and for hosting each week.

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  22. Good morning! Thanks for linking up last week to the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop and Linky Party . . . I featured this post today for this week's party, and would love to have you stop by and see some of the other features from last week and link up again this week. Be sure to leave a comment and your link # so we can feature you again at an upcoming party! Thanks again, Nina @ Vintage Mama's Cottage

    Here's the link to this week's party where you are featured: http://vintagemamascottage.com/2017/10/26/favorite-features-from-the-favorite-things-party/

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    1. Thank you so much for the feature and for hosting each week. So glad to check it out.

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  23. These are so pretty! Thanks for sharing at the #inspirationspotlight party. Stopping by to let you know your post has been shared & pinned.

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    1. Thank you so much Theresa and thank you for pinning.

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  24. Hi Cathy! I absolutely love these vintage pumpkins. That sign is adorable as well! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Dishing It & Digging It & congratulations on being featured this week!

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