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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11 Comments

  1. September 16, 2013 / 1:39 pm

    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. September 16, 2013 / 1:54 pm

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

  3. September 16, 2013 / 3:42 pm

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

  4. September 16, 2013 / 4:17 pm

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

  5. September 16, 2013 / 4:41 pm

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

  6. September 16, 2013 / 7:16 pm

    So creative on the stem! Never would have known!

  7. September 16, 2013 / 9:40 pm

    this looks so cute!!! great idea!!!

  8. September 17, 2013 / 1:05 am

    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. September 17, 2013 / 2:34 am

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

  10. September 17, 2013 / 1:24 pm

    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 http://www.loveofinteriors.blogspot.com I'll be sure to add you to my blog roll so I can start checking in more regularly! Thanks for your inspirations!

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