Snapshot Saturday: DIY Lace Pumpkins

Well, it’s not really a snapshot. It’s more of a none step by step tutorial.

I saw this killer pumpkin on everyone’s favorite time sink (the same reason this post went from 5 minutes to 35 minutes…)

Ok, back to the pumpkin.

DIY: Lace Pumpkin

Get yourself

  • A pumpkin (I got one of those insanely over priced fake ones from the craft store – never again)
  • 1/2 yard lace (this was way to much for my size pumpkin, but its an awkward shape and I am not down with exact measurements outside of baking – and sometimes not when I’m baking either)
  • Spray adhesive
  • Old newspaper (so that you can have a solid alibi when your boyfriend wants to know why the beautiful large dining room table is sticky on one corner - but you haaad paper down)
  • Fabric scissors – kitchen scissors simply do not cut through lace well – don’t worry, I went ahead and tested that theory out for you just in case.
Lay out a nice large work area for yourself – you are working with magic stick in an aerosol container after all.
Lay the lace over the pumpkin and using a mix of old fashioned common sense and your eyes, chop off any extra fabric that is just going to get in your way. Use the scissors to cut a hole for the stem of the pumpkin.
Spraying a small area of the pumpkin at a time, gently and tightly wrap the lace towards the bottom of the pumpkin. Trim off any additional at the bottom you don’t need and let dry on the newspaper for at least an hour.

For the burgundy damask print, I realized just how DIY I am not. So, I got out my sewing pins and tacked all of the fabric at the bottom. There are no small children running around my house so I think it’s safe for the most part. ;)

Here’s to trying – next time I am just going to stick to cooking and random snap shots.


Comments

  1. Hmmm…great idea and yours turned out looking good. I love the burgundy one. I think this would be a challenging project for me—I would have adhesive everywhere! :)

  2. So spooky and fun! Way to get your craft on girl!

  3. I love this! What clever Fall decor. I’d say the overpriced pumpkin was worth it :)

  4. What a GREAT idea! I would have never thought of that…

  5. Pretty and different :)

  6. LOVE them Kita! Such a great idea since I’m so clumsy when it comes to pumpkin carving! Love the burgundy one!

  7. I really like the look of the lace over the pumpkin. I try to stay away from Pinterest. I just don’t have the time I know it would steal from my day ;-)

    • I have spent more time that I care to admit being sucked into the awesome things ppl post – though I do try to limit myself.

  8. These are adorable. I wonder if you could paint real pumpkins and then put lace over them. These would be perfect for my Halloween party!

    • I considered it – spray paint seemed so easy (and much cheaper than the fake pumpkins) but I figured if I was going to bother I would at least have one that may last a few seasons. I say go for real pumpkins! I just lack a serious level of crafting patience. I knew I wouldn’t be able to pull this one off twice. ;)

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  11. Oooh, so cute yet sophisticated! I am totally with you on hating to measure anything outside the kitchen, but these turned out great for you anyway!

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