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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