Monday, September 27, 2010

Pumpkin Pillow and Garland

Hello there!  Another Monday is here and guess what!  I have not one, but TWO super, duper EEK Weeks fall crafts to share with you today!  Prepare to fall in love with these fall crafts because they are too cute!


Let's start with a no sew pumpkin pillow.  You will need:  a brown pillow (mine is store bought because I don't have a sewing machine :)), doilies, green felt, craft paint (combination of orange, yellow, red, and brown), textile medium, spray adhesive, wax paper, a hot glue gun, and jute.


Start my mixing your paint colors until you get the perfect orange for your pumpkins, add the textile medium, and water to the paint.  Dip each of the doilies into the dye, wring them out, and lay them on a sheet of wax paper to dry.  When they are completely dry, toss them into the dryer to heat set the paint.


While the doilies are drying, make the stems for the pumpkins using jute.  Make a zig zag with the jute and put a line of hot glue across the bottom to keep it together.  I used a straight pin to help hold it together while I was gluing.


Cut out heart-shaped felt leaves and arrange the pieces on the pillow.


Spray the back of each piece with spray adhesive and put onto the pillowcase.  Take a sheet of wax paper and lay it over the pieces.  Press down around all of the edges to ensure a strong bond.  You could use hot glue for the stems and the leaves if you want to.


Hot glue a piece of jute onto one of the pumpkins.


Make a loop with the jute and glue down.  Repeat this a few times to create the curly, twirly vines.


Toss on your sofa and enjoy!


Now for the equally adorable garland.  You will need dyed doilies, jute, hot glue gun, material for stems (either bark, felt, or jute), and materials for leaves (either silk leaves or felt).

Dye the doilies using the same technique as above and allow them to dry.  When dry, thread the jute through each doily.  Hot glue a stem to the top of each one. I had these great little birch wood chips from a wood chip Christmas tree that fell apart, but you could use brown felt or make jute stems like we did for the pillow.


Now add leaves and curly, twirly vines to the pumpkins.  You can make them all the same or do each one a little differently.


I think adding a few leaves onto the vine is a fun, 3-D touch.

 

Hang the garland and LOVE it!


Didn't these doily pumpkins turn out so insanely cute?!  I can picture these on a canvas too.  They would make fantastic fall art!  The doilies for the garland were bought at the Dollar Tree in packs of two, so it was a very affordable project!  I am adoring my new fall decor!

I hope I've inspired you to create some doily pumpkins! :)  If you do, let me know!  I'd love to feature you!

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28 comments:

  1. Very creative!! Love the little orange doilies. Great idea!

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  2. Cute! I love the doilies... I've seen so many fun doilie projects lately that I think I'm going to have to buy some! Great idea, painting them orange! :]

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  3. This is wonderful! What a great way to reuse doilies! Great idea for "dying" them too :)

    Popping by from mad skills Monday!

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  4. These are so stinking cute! And how easy! I am SO not a sewer so this is perfect for me!

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  5. Those are so cute. Thanks for sharing them.

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  6. So sweet yet festive! I feel like I learned so many different techniques...thanks for sharing!

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  7. Nice work!! :) I'm following you from Take a Look Tuesday.


    Heather From and Mommy Only Has Two Hands! and Lynhea Designs

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  8. Very creative! I like the use of doilies as pumpkins!

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  9. These are very cute. I've seen the garland done before, but not the way you've done it. I like yours much better. Nice job.

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  10. Darling idea! I am highlighting this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

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    Naomi
    Na-miart.blogspot.com

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  12. Amazing! What a great use for old doilies! :) Thanks for sharing!

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  13. erin! please link these lovlies up tomorrow at a crafty soiree!
    www.yesterdayontuesday.com
    xoxo malia

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  14. Found your blog through links! Love your blog!
    If you ever need new recipes or want to be featured..than please come become a follower to see daily updates and email us if you would like us to feature you!!!

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  15. So cute! Found you from Tatertots and Jello and boy am I glad I saw this!

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  16. I really like this! Very pretty!

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  17. So cool! I've never seen the technique you used to dye/paint the doilies. They look fabulous!

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  18. What a fabulous project. You know, I've painted for years and years, but it never dawned on me to make dye out of the paint! Love it!

    Would love for you to stop by some Sunday and link up to Passion for Paint!

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  19. This is one of the cutest fall things I've seen around.

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  20. Wow super creative, I can honestly say I've never seen pumpkins made out of doilies! Love them on the pillow and the little leaves and stems you made. Thanks for sharing with us at A Crafty Soiree! Please join us next time too!

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  21. I think you just converted me - I'm now a fan of doilys! These projects are totally cute!

    I linked to you over at Pumpkin Week:
    http://www.alwaysexpectmoore.com/2010/10/pumpkin-week-daily-dozen_05.html

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  22. That turned out so cute. You are so creative!

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  23. What a beautiful and creative idea. I love your doilies! I just clicked over from Tatertots and Jello and would love to link to this if you didn't mind.

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  24. Now I know what to do with my doilies.... love the garland!

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  25. Michaels even has orange doilies so you don't have to paint/dye them if you don't want to!

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