October 5, 2011

Colorful Pumpkins

I wanted to add a little Fall flare to my daughter's nursery, but didn't really want to go with autumnal colors. Instead, I kept it fun and fresh. Just like my lil' punkin!

This was a very inexpensive project. 3 bucks plus my own supplies. Not too shabby! I picked up 3 plasticy-styrofoamy (technical term) pumpkins at my local dollar tree. I paired those with some colorful socks from my stash and made a cute, little vignette for punkin's dresser.

First, I removed the stems from the pumpkins (I had to cut off the orange pumpkin's stem) and sprayed them white.

For the two green pumpkins, I slipped a sock over the pumpkin, leaving the toe seam on top. Then I trimmed the excess fabric around the bottom. You can cover the opening with a round of felt...or, you can leave it as is. Really, who's going to see the bottom of your pumpkin?

For the larger (orange) pumpkin, I had to slip it into the sock sideways. Then I gathered the two ends and tucked them under the pumpkin. Go ahead and hot glue the ends and cover with another round of felt. If you must. Or don't. I won't look.

Now, stick your stems back on the pumpkins and display. How easy is that??

Oh, I guess I should talk about that orange pumpkin. Since I cut the stem off, I had to reattach it with a long, straight pin. Which is why it has a pearl top. And, I covered the ugly seam with a strand of orange yarn.

Again, how easy is that??


  1. I love this!! And I think even I could pull this off. :)

  2. Your pumpkins are adorable and I love the name of your blog. Wish I had a mantel. =( Coming over from Transformation Thursday and a happy new follower!


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  4. (found ya on a link party)
    Wow! What a great idea! Very cute.. Ill have to try this asap :)

  5. Cute idea! thanks for sharing! Aren't those Dollar Tree pumpkins the best?! :)

  6. SO cute! And I love the yarn wreath as well! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! :)

  7. Love your pumpkins! Great idea with the socks...so unique!! Love your wreath too :D

  8. What a great idea! So cute and creative!!!
    Thanks for stopping by BPPackages and following! Happy to follow you back!


  9. I love these! I would love to feature this on Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle. Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button. Thanks!

  10. This is so amazing! I love it! I'd love for you to link up to my linky party at www.blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com

  11. There are always an odd sock and this is a really cute idea. thanks for sharing!

  12. Lydia told me about your blog...I'm friends with Amber, too! You have so many creative ideas...I'm your newest 'follower'.

    Aimee @ ItsOverflowing.blogspot.com

  13. Aha! Here are the sock pumpkins!! I just had not read far enough! :)

  14. I made some sock pumpkins after seeing this blog! So creative. I am now following.
    To the lady without a mantel... An kinda ledge would be ok. A cabinet, armpit, dresser or piano top would serve as a surface to use these fun inspiring ideas!

  15. Not armpit. Armoir!!! Haha! Auto correct does it
    Every time. Lol

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