I don’t know many people who don’t love the fall season, the leaves on the trees changing into bright fiery reds, yellows, and oranges, the sound of the leaves crunching under foot as you take a stroll while enjoying the briskness of the air and even the smell. If you walked outside with your eyes closed, you would still know it’s autumn just by the smell. Then, when you get back home, pulling out a comfy throw to cuddle beneath.
For me, one of the most iconic images of fall is pumpkins. They come in every size, shape and colour. Not only are they good eatin they are great for decorating inside or out. Well I’ve been having a ball making some Fabulous Fabric Pumpkins. Sorry I haven’t posted this earlier, but they have been selling faster than I can make them, but I’m sure you’ve seen others online, so now that I’ve got a few made up and snapped some pics of them I’ll show ya my version and how I’ve displayed them.
As a rule, most displays look best in groupings of 3 so these are available as a set of 3 (S, M, L) for $14.99
Of course displaying them is limited only by your imagination, so here are just a few simple ways I’ve displayed them in the store.
Create a vignette of birdhouses and pumpkins keeping to the rule of 3.
Just tuck a few here and there, say, on a book shelf, on the mantle or at the base of a lamp on the end table for a quirky shot of autumn!
And finally, my last “pumpkin” themed item is my primitive potpourri. Made with rose hips and mini pumpkins and scented with orange clove fragrance oil.
Aren’t the mini pumpkins cute They are actually a Putka Pod, but I have no idea what a putka is and since they do look like pumpkins why not just call them pumpkins!
So there you have it, my take of decorating with pumpkins! I’d love to see some pictures of your pumpkin decorating, whether it is the real thing, or the faux version, inside or out. Please send me some pics and I’ll share them here for everyone to enjoy.
After I posted this I’ve had some folks asking how to make them, so I’ve written up a tutorial with step by step pictures of how I make 2 different versions of these pumpkins with a bonus tutorial on how to make the indian corn. If you’d like to get the tutorial, click here.