Monday, September 16, 2013

Leopard Fabric Pumpkin

We're starting to see pumpkins piling up outside the grocery store- guess Fall is upon us!  I always get a kick out of how many varieties there are and especially love the miniature ones. 

I had plans for this big guy though- I wanted to turn him into a leopard fabric pumpkin, kinda like those plushy velvet ones I've seen in years' past.  I had leopard fabric left over from my wooden stool project.

I had my doubts as to how this was going to turn out.  After I finished wrapping the pumpkin in fabric, the stem was too short to be seen,  and it didn't look very pumpkin-y, more like a bowling ball.  So, I created a stem, improvising with a cardboard toilet paper roll and some tree bark.

I used spray adhesive to adhere the bark to the cardboard roll, then added one real green leaf and a fake gold leaf.

I think adding those natural elements helped make it look more like a pumpkin.

I've got the leopard pumpkin sitting in our entryway for now, next to one of the velvety kind that I found at Hobby Lobby. 

I want to try some other fabrics, but this is a start!

Have a great week friends!

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  1. Cute. I noticed Dollar General had a leopard print pumpkin the other day. I wish I would have bought one. I think it was only $3. Maybe I will have to go grab me one before they run out. I did a fall post a few years back where I used some leopard print in my fall decor. See I knew back then that leopard went with fall. Ha. Happy fall!

  2. Super cute. Kristin just made one using an old sweater. She used a soccer ball inside of hers.

  3. I've never met a leopard print I didn't love! That might be the most stylish pumpkin I've ever seen :)

  4. Cute idea! I like the new idea for dressing up a pumpkin.

  5. So fun -- I love it!!! And I'm cracking up thinking about you outside prying off bark!!

  6. So creative on the stem! Never would have known!

  7. this looks so cute!!! great idea!!!

  8. Megan, I love your leopard pumpkin! So clever and fun. I like pretty much leopard anything and now I need a leopard pumpkin. I will have to try this. Your entry way looks beautiful and festive for Fall.

  9. Great idea! I love how you improvised with the stem.

  10. I just found your blog through a google image search. Anyways, you have a beautiful home and a great blog! I am trying to get my blog more updated and consistent I'll be sure to add you to my blog roll so I can start checking in more regularly! Thanks for your inspirations!

  11. Super cute! It adds a completely different element to your Fall decor. Love it!


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