Saturday, October 1, 2011

No Sew & Pumpkin Friends

Have you linked up yet to this week's Wow Me Party? Slightly changed this week as it's going on all week instead of just till Sunday. So come on, link up and wow me! You could be featured next weekend!

I'm not big on Halloween, but wow do I love fall! You won't see Halloween projects on my blog just cause I'm not into that. But Fall...OH YEAH! The weather changing, the leaves changing, my clothes changing! I love the crisp air, the falling leaves, the holidays just around the corner. Everything is different, everything is special for me. It reminds me of a time that was simpler when I could just enjoy the world as it is and not worry about anything else. So I think I get excited a little more than usual. (okay...a lot more excited...)

In reference to that, I've shown you a lot of crafty fall projects so far. Well here is the next one in what I'll call the "fall project extravaganza!"

My very own no-sew pumpkins. I saw this featured on a blog earlier this month (Can't remember where!) and decided I had to try it! But instead of doing just plain pumpkins, I decided to do it with a twist. I found these fat quarters at Walmart (where I'm working...) and decided they were going to be made into pumpkins.

I filled a Ziploc with some dry beans (thank you food storage, not only do you help in a natural disaster you enable my crafting addiction) and then wrapped this fat quarter around it gathering it slightly to make it look more pumpkin-ish. I then wound some twine around the top (its ugly and in no way resembles a pumpkin stem) and added a felt leaf on top. I didn't want to trim the fabric because once fall is over I might want to use the fabric for something.
Then I added my little scarecrow friends that I found at Walmart for $1. Total cost of this project (for three pumpkins) $7.50. Not too shabby!
This is the girl, can you see her pigtails? I think she's adorable!

I love this guy's topknot!

The finished project. I think it looks great! I got some new pumpkin spice candles to go in the candle holders, and my whole living room smells like fall now. I could just dance. (I may or may not have already done that...)

Hope you're having a wonder"fall" weekend! Happy October!

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Lorie said...

Cute and festive! Lorie @ Reading Confetti

Amy said...

They turned out great! I love no-sew projects. Would you pretty please consider linking to my pumpkin craft challenge?

Jill said...

Lovely pumpkins and REALLY cute scarecrows!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Brit @ JandMs Eye Candy said...

Love the pumpkins! How easy and do-able ;) Everything looks great all tied together! Yah for Fall :) Thanks for linking up with us!

Crystal said...

These are SO cute, Amber!!! I love you fall decor! Everything looks fabulous! I am not so much into decorating for Halloween, either! Have a great weekend! :)

Seaweed and Raine said...

What a cute idea! :) I really like the fabric on the one in the centre.
Makes me think of a pumpkin pie cheesecake that I made earlier this year... :) It was good.
Here's the link for the recipe if you are interested ;)


Shauna Nosler said...

It's always fun when you can find something to make to help decorate your house :) Stopping in to follow from the blog hop - hope you have time to visit and return the favor soon. Ohhh ... and enter to win a free copy of my book too!!

ladywiththeredrocker said...

Very cute! You did such a good job! Will have to make these soon! Thanks for sharing!
Stephanie @

Mom Said That's It! said...

New fan from the Fancy Friday Blog Hop Week #26!
Come by and see me :) Have a blessed week!