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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Lunch Bag Pumpkins

Written by Cathy Carroll

Hi Everyone,
Today I am going to show you my pumpkins I have been working on.  If you follow me on on Facebook I have been  teasing you with a couple of pictures of paper lunch bags cut into strips.  Well, now it the time to show you what I have done with those lunch bags....(drum roll)

Vintage, Paint and more... Dollar Tree pumpkins recyled with brown paper bags, book pages and twine to make a rustic decor

I made these awesome paper lunch bag pumpkins! 

Vintage, Paint and more... rustic pumpkins made from dollar store pumpkins and brown paper lunch bags

I love all the texture that the paper gives them and they are so rustic looking.

Vintage, Paint and more... rustic, woodsy pumpkins made with dollar store pumpkins and brown paper lunch bags, book pages and twine

With the paper twist body, the book page leaves and the twine stem they blend in well with my paper decor challenge I am doing this year.

Vintage, Paint and more... Lunch bag pumpkins lend a rustic look with their texture

I love how they look with pops of brilliant oranges around them.  And just imagine how they would look in a basket filled with neutral pumpkins, gourds and pine cones or in a rustic, woodsy decor or whatever decor you use.  They could be used in most any color combination and the texture they add would be so much fun. 

Vintage, Paint and more... dollar tree pumpkins recycled with brown paper lunch bags, book pages and twine

I will be sharing the how-to later as it has been raining for days and my tutorial pictures are not very good. Yesterday we finally had our first bit of sunshine and I was able to do a quick picture of the finished pumpkins.  It promises to be sunny today so maybe I can get those tutorial pics done before the next onslaught of rain hits us again.

What do you think - is there room in your fall decor for some lunch bag pumpkins?  I love to hear from you so let me know in the comments below.  I answer all comments through email.

Until next time - enjoy creating something you love.
 I will be linking this post to the link parties I have listed on my Where I Party page.  Check out the parties and try to visit them - you won't be disappointed with all the great inspiration you will find there.


  1. They are so pretty! I'm looking forward to the tutorial.

  2. Those are great. Wow, you are very creative

  3. Very very pretty!! Love the detail in this craft.....

  4. Cathy these are so adorable. I'd love for you to come link up to Project Pin-it!

  5. Oh Cathy. I love these I can't wait to see the tutorial! Were they very hard? I'd love you to link at the Fabulous Fall linky party. And since your post features pumpkins you'll be entered in my giveway! Come and join the fun!

  6. How creative and really cute!

    Thanks for sharing ;)

  7. I've made stuffed pumpkin bags before, but these are really unique -- love them! Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle! :)

  8. Looking forward to a tutorial!

  9. Super cute Kathy! Love anything paper! Thanks for sharing them with SYC.

  10. Beautiful! Looking forward to catching the tutorial. Isn't it surprising what just a few twists and folds of a plain piece of paper can create? If you're looking for another place to share your projects, I would love to have you stop by Etcetorize and join our Make it Monday party. It's still open!

  11. This is so cute. I love paper crafts and I can't wait for the tutorial! Thanks so much for sharing at Project Inspire{d} ~ pinning!

  12. These paper bag pumpkins are great! I would like to ivite you to share your fall themed posts at my 2014 Harvest Hop linky party.

  13. Love these, Cathy!
    Thank you for sharing your post this week at Brag About It Link Party on VMG206. I'm featuring you at Next Weeks Brag About It Link Party, Monday at midnight!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  14. Pinned. Thanks for all the inspiration every week. Linda Crafts a la Mode

  15. Cathy - this is fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful project on The Inspiration Board at homework. I loved your project and featured you today!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    carolyn ~ homework

  16. Brilliant and so cute too. I invite you to share at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo