DESIGNING AN ELEGANT FAUX PUMPKIN

DESIGNING AN ELEGANT FAUX PUMPKIN

Happy Monday, everyone! Today, I’m so excited to share this super, easy Fall project with you.  If you are like me, you have been adoring all of those gorgeous faux designer pumpkins that are on the market. However, these beautiful pumpkins can be quite expensive.  Why not make your own designer pumpkin, at a fraction of the price?  If you can cut and paste, then you can do this. I promise, and the results will be unbelievable!

Separator

For this project, you will need a faux pumpkin (particularly one with a pretty stem),  Mod Podge, scissors, paint brush, and a fabric of your choosing.

Belle Bleu Interiors Designing a Faux Pumpkin 1

First, you will need to cut your fabric into 1/2 to 1 inch wide strips. The length of your fabric strips will depend on the size of your faux pumpkin. Also, you will probably want to use a cotton fabric. I believe it works best with the glue.  Second, you will want to brush on a strip of Mod Podge onto the pumpkin.

Belle Bleu Interiors Designing a Faux Pumpkin 2

Third, place a strip of fabric along the glued portion of the pumpkin.  Repeat until the pumpkin is entirely covered.

Belle Bleu Interiors Designing a Faux Pumpkin 3

 

Belle Bleu Interiors Designing a Faux Pumpkin 4

This is the finished product. I told you it was easy, and the results are fabulous!

Belle Bleu Interiors Designing a Faux Pumpkin 5

I have had so much fun making these designer looking pumpkins and creating Fall vignettes all over the house.

Belle Bleu Interiors Designing a Faux Pumpkin 11

 

Belle Bleu Interiors Designing a Faux Pumpkin 6

 

Belle Bleu Interiors Designing a Faux Pumpkin 7

 

Belle Bleu Interiors Desiging a Faux Pumpkin 8

 

Belle Bleu Interiors Desiging a Faux Pumpkin 9

Separator

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope that you have a happy and blessed day!!!

84 Comments

  1. I love the pumpkins Shannon! Thank you for sharing the fabulous idea and tutorial! I’m looking forward to trying one myself this season.

    Catherine – Smashing Plates Tablescapes

  2. Love this!!! I am so going to do this next year. I pinned it too.

  3. I love this idea, thanks for sharing it! I’m going to try it myself!

    • Thank you, Zenda! I didn’t realize you had a blog, and I found it this morning! I’m so happy that I did! I’m your newest subscriber! Your kitchen is gorgeous! I hope that you have a happy and blessed day!!!

  4. Love this, Shannon! Such a great idea! I will save this idea for sure, blue and white always looks so pretty.

  5. Oh my, your pumpkin is simply darling; love it! It’s the perfect accent for your pretty home. Thanks for sharing.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

  6. Your pumpkin is beautiful! Where did you find the pumpkins with such pretty stems?

    • Thank you, Kim, for the sweet comment! Believe it or not, I found the pumpkins at Walmart. They ranged in price from $2 to $5. I’m so happy that you stopped by, and I hope that you have a wonderful and blessed day! Happy Fall!!!

  7. I love, love your pumpkins. They look like you would purchase them in a designer store. Thank you for sharing.

  8. So cute and what a great DIY project.

  9. The blue and white pumpkins are quite lovely – look great with the china.

  10. Love the pattern that you used on the pumpkin!….So beautiful!

  11. Shannon, I absolutely love these pumpkins you made! I really need to do this project next year! Thanks for sharing and blessings!

  12. Very pretty. The nice thing about pumpkins, you can keep them on display until Thanksgiving. Thanks for sharing! Cynthia

    • That is right, Cynthia! They are the perfect decor item until Thanksgiving. Thank you for your sweet comment. I am so happy that you stopped by, and I hope that you have a wonderful and blessed week!!!

  13. This is absolutely stunning, Shannon! Would you please come share this with my readers over @ Shoestring Elegance’s What to do Weekends Party?! We are live now.. I’d love to highlight your gorgeous pumpkins this week,
    Thanks,
    Theresa
    https://shoestringelagance.blogspot.com/2016/10/what-to-do-weekends-195.html

    • Hi Theresa! I just found your beautiful blog, and I have added my faux pumpkins to your party! Thank you so much for your very sweet comment and for inviting me to the party! I hope that you have a happy and blessed day!!!

  14. Just love those blue and white faux pumpkins. On my way to the store for fabric!

  15. Your pumpkins are beautiful, Shannon! What a fun craft idea! These are great!

  16. Just beautiful! These would look so lovely in my blue dining room!

  17. Soooooo gorgeous Shannon! Pinning!
    Rebeca

  18. Those are the most fantastically gorgeous pumpkins I have ever seen! WOW!
    🙂 gwingal

  19. I’ve used copies of fabric on paper, but never fabric and love the blue and white. Will get my dollar store pumpkins out and make another.

  20. Hi, Shannon,
    Love the pumpkin. One question, Did you put mod podge on the fabric after you finished?
    Thanks, Fran

  21. This was fabulous! I am going to do this next year! Your blue and white ones are exquisite!

  22. Exquisitely beautiful a lovely spin on the theory of modge podge!
    Always a joy to visit you !
    Jemma

  23. I would love to see a close up of how the fabric is finished at the top where the stem is. Did you taper the fabric where it touches the stem? The pumpkin is beautiful and can be kept out all year long.

    • Hi Betsy! I just shaped and tapered the fabric around the stem. It wasn’t difficult to do. Thank you for your sweet comment! I’m so happy that you stopped by, and I hope that you have a happy and blessed day!!!

  24. These are gorgeous and after my recent squirrel troubles, these would be perfect. Good timing also, Michaels faux pumpkins are 50-60% off. Thanks for showing us how easy this is.

    • Sandra, I have been telling my family about your squirrel troubles! You have made me laugh, especially the picture of Timmy in the pumpkin! Thanks for the heads up about the sale at Michaels. That is good to know. I hope that you are having a happy and blessed week!

  25. I just love the blue and white !!

  26. I can’t wait to try this Shannon! Endless possibilities and your pumpkins look like ceramics!

  27. Shannon- I ADORE this!
    In fact I featured it earlier today on Facebook.
    I am so glad to now have a tutorial.
    You know how much I love blue and white 🙂
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Happy TOHOT!

    Laura
    WSP

  28. Shannon, I’ll say it again ~ pumpkins do not have to be orange! Love the blue fabric and the modpodge project. Thanks for sharing on Your Inspired Design Link Party.

  29. This is beautiful… Great idea I just love it thank you for sharing. Happy weekend with love Janice

  30. You always come up with the neatest ideas! I just love these pumpkins. They are so cute. Now, you’ve got me daydreaming about what’s in my fabric stash.

  31. This is such a cute idea – and a craft even I could handle! Love the blue and white!
    Shelley

  32. Shannon,
    Thank you for such a great tutorial. I admired your pumpkin on IG, but am finally checking out how you did it. Wow. I need to do this!!

  33. This is just so pretty! Thank you for hosting at Home Sweet Home!

  34. Oh Shannon, I think I will have to do a couple of these, Grins and thanks for the fab idea. Sandi

  35. Adorable! Did you put any kind of finish on the pumpkin after it was dried? Anyway, thank you for sharing this wonderful idea!

    • Hi Carol! I did not have to put any finish on the pumpkin after it dried. It was super easy. I just painted the Mod Podge in strips and applied the fabric. Thank you for the sweet comment! I hope that you have a wonderful evening!!!

  36. This sweet pumpkin makeover is just beautiful!! And so simple too. I’m very inspired to make one of these up myself since my kitchen and my good dishes are all in blue & white (which I think looks stunning on the pumpkin!). Thank you so much for sharing this idea 🙂

    • Hi Wendy! It sounds like you love blue and white as much as I do! This project is so fun, and the results are wonderful! Thank you for your sweet comment! I’m so happy that you stopped by, and I hope that you have a wonderful evening!!!

  37. Shannon, I love this pumpkin! Of course, I do love blue. It has been my color crush for a very long time. I also love that you use faux flowers too!

    Thanks for joining Thursday Favorite Things.

  38. Pingback: Your Inspired Design Link Party #59 ~ bluesky kitchen

  39. Pingback: The Creative Circle Link Party - Domestic Charm

  40. I loved your pumpkin! I will feature it today at Home Sweet Home!

  41. Shannon,
    You had me at blue, and then again with toile! Your pumpkins are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing at Monday Social.

    Judith

  42. These faux pumpkins are just so elegant and gorgeous. I’d want to leave them out all year round! Thank you for sharing with us at Dishing It & Digging It. Hope to see you back again this week!

  43. THIS IS SOOOOOOOOOOOO BRILLIANT! LOVEEEEEEE IT
    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!

  44. These are lovely!!! Absolutely love blue with fall decor.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

WordPress spam blocked by CleanTalk.