A Totally Pumpkin Afternoon

My girl gang got together again this week for our usual coffee, cake, and craft and the theme was pumpkins. Joy Beadworks got us started with a gold leaf pumpkin project that yielded really rich results. It was easy as pie!
Simply apply gold leaf adhesive (we all agreed that Mod Podge would probably work just as well) over the surface of your faux pumpkin and begin to lay sheets of gold/silver/copper leaf (found in your local craft store) on top. Pat down the sheets into the adhesive then lightly brush over the entire thing with a soft bristle brush. This will brush off all the extra pieces sticking up all over the surface and smooth the whole thing nicely. Apply a clear coat and you're finished!

Next, we worked on some fabulous fabric pumpkins, courtesy of Whimsy:
Cut out a square of fabric about 24 inches square, one friend patchworked all her scraps into one piece, it looked fab. Place a roll of toilet paper in the center of the fabric. Crush plastic grocery bags and place them around the roll like this

Now, begin to tuck the ends of the fabric into the hole in the center of the toilet paper roll like this (I like to do all my corners first then fuss with the rest)

Push a knotty old stick into the center and garnish with some silk leaves and you're all set!

The fruits of our labor

Have a great weekend!


  1. I have a pumpkin head! I loved learning how to make the fabric pumpkins! No sew, no glue, no fuss - so cute!

  2. I truly needed those two hours to clear my head and enjoy being with you wonderful girls......I wish it was a week!!!!...thanks again@

  3. I love love love this! I'm going to link to this post. Thanks for the wonderful idea!

  4. Love it. I am in full on pumpkin mode and I think I could make one of those :) Thanks!

  5. Wow! I will totally be trying this out this year. What a fab idea. I have loads of fabric in appropriate autumn colours.

    Thank you so much, I love your blog!

    Happy SITS dat!

    Jess xXx

  6. Looking for your Christmas ornament wreath and came across how to make fabric pumpkins. Love it!~Kristina
    Where did the ball ornament wreath go?

  7. KK, here it is: http://hopestudios.blogspot.com/2009/12/ornament-wreath-tutorial-tuesday.html


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