I just love the Dollar Tree! There are so many great things you can use to decorate your home with, you just need a little imagination. This adorable front porch sitter was created using an old board from a pallet, and a Halloween Decoration from the Dollar Tree. Check out how I did it!
Here's what you'll need:
1-Pallet board cut in two pieces (approx 24" each)
2-pieces of scrap wood to secure your pallet boards together
1-Three pumpkin Halloween Decoration from the Dollar Tree
1-Yarn, the color of your choice (I used orange)
1-Burlap Ribbon for stem
1-Raffia to decorate each pumpkin and your larger bow
1-Green garland from Walmart. (or similar)
1-small buffalo check ribbon with wire edge (or similar)
1-large buffalo check ribbon with wire edge (or similar)
Using this Halloween Decoration from the Dollar Tree to start, I unwrapped the frillies off of it and discarded them. I then took the frame of one, and some yarn and tied one end of the yarn at the bottom, then I began to wrap the pumpkin frame.
Slowly I wrapped it from side to side to the top of the pumpkin, excluding the stem. I then secured the edges and the end piece with some hot glue.
I wrapped the stem with some burlap ribbon and secured it with hot glue. I then created a bow out of some wire edge buffalo check ribbon.
When the bow was made I created a raffia bow out of some raffia and cut the edges. I placed the raffia bow down on the pumpkin and hot glued in place. I then put the little buffalo check bow on top of the raffia and hot glued in place. I repeated this process for the other two pumpkins.
I created a larger bow for the bottom of the porch sitter out of a wider buffalo check ribbon, some green garland, and some raffia.
When done, we cute one slat from an old pallet and then cut it in half. We secured the two pieces of wood together, side by side, with some scrap wood pieces on the backside. I then used hot glue and E600 together to secure the pumpkins and the larger bow to the boards, and that's it!
This project was cost-effective, easy, and turned out great! Let us know if you try to make one too!
Things you will need for this cute pumpkin:
Start with your favorite fabric. Cut it into a square, any size you like, the bigger the square, the bigger the pumpkin. I used 10x10, 20x20, and 28x28 for different sized pumpkins. Fold your square in half, then in half again, and cut a rounded edge on the open sides as shown
Cutting in this manner will give you a circle. Once you have a circle take a needle and strong thread, or even embroidery thread as I used here, and do a single running stitch around the edge of the circle. When you're done, pull the stitch and the circle will start to look like a shower cap.
At this point, you can begin to stuff your pumpkin.
Once it's stuffed you'll want to pull the thread pretty tight, but leave an opening for your stem you will add in a few minutes. Now you will make stitches around the opening, creating a square, still leaving the center open for your stem. Once you have stitched the square you'll want to take the needle down through the center and the middle of the bottom of the pumpkin, then loop the thread back to the top and do it again. You'll do this four times and that creates the pumpkin "ridges" on the sides of the pumpkin.
When you finish this, make a couple of small stitches at the top to secure the thread in place and cut the excess. Now it's time to hot glue your stem in place. Take the piece of wood, add hot glue, and stick it in the hole you left in the center at the top and hold to dry. Add embellishments as you please. I used Spanish moss on this one.
Add the embellishments and you'll end up with the cutest little pumpkin you ever did see!
I sure hope you make some of your own! Please share them with us in the "Crafting with that Farm Charm Group" on Facebook if you do!
Until next time!
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