Sunday, October 18, 2009

Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Pumpkins

I've been busy.....
making pumpkins!
I must confess that neither ideas are my own and will be linking each idea to the original site that sparked such over abundant creativity!

So what does one do with 20 plus sweaters?

Make pumpkins of course...

Make "elegant" ones...

Make "fun" ones..

Make "striped" ones..

And light green ones..

These adorable pumpkins are made from sleeves of old sweaters!

You may ask why so many sweaters????

I am preparing to decorate for a ladies fall event I'm hosting at my church and each table will be dressed in an array of fall decor and sweater pumpkins!
Although, I am sure if you ask the local thrift store, they would believe that I'm preparing for a very cold winter!

I want to take this special opportunity to credit Deb at hummadeedledee for sharing her inspiring and extremely creative idea with us. For a complete tutorial on how to make these wonderful little sweater pumpkins hop on over to Deb's site at...

Thank you Deb!

I have also been inspired to try my hand at creating these fantastic wire pumpkins!

These too will be used to decorate the tables at the ladies fall event.

Special thanks goes to Jane at mamiejanes for her excellent idea and tutorial on these wire pumpkins! I just fell in love with them when I saw them. Since I'm on a very tight budget for decor, this project also kept the $ in check!

For a complete tutorial please hop on over to Jane's blog

Thank you Jane!

To give you an idea, I was able to create 8 wire pumpkins for 200 feet of wire!
That 200 feet cost me under $7.00!
Thank you for visiting with me today!
I am linking this to Metamorphosis Monday at Susan's site
Thank you Susan for hosting us each week!
If you have been inspired to try either of these projects, make sure to click on over to Deb's and Jane's sites and let them know how much you've enjoyed their creativity!


Jane said...

I'm so glad you made some wire pumpkins...they turned out great....I love the curly wire stem too! Thanks so much for posting the pictures and for linking to my tutorial...I feel honored!
Have a great week.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Goodness those are all some cute pumpkins! From the wire ones to the sweater ones... ADORABLE!

Happy Met Monday...


Sheila :-)

Rebekah@Red's Nest said...

I love the sweater pumpkins. I can't wait to try it.


Kammy said...

Very nice - You have a whole pumkin patch !

Phyllis @Around the House said...

I too love the whole pumpkin patch, so creative and sooo cute..

Shayna @ Texas Monkey said...

I love all of the pumpkins, so cleaver, I can't wait to give it a go.

Moore Minutes said...

Oh wow!! This is so unique! I've never heard of this before and it is adorable. Thank you so much for sharing this idea with us.

Happy Met Monday!

Autumn said...

What a clever idea--those turned out so cute. I really like the striped ones.

Leanne said...

They all look great. I thought I had a lot of pumpkins, but not compared to you. Thanks for sharing them all with us.

Tammy@InStitches said...

You did a great job on the pumpkins. I'm going to have to remember the sweater ones.

Maureen said...

Those sweater pumpkins are awesome!