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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See you tomorrow for another installment of TO DO Tuesday! :)