September 12, 2013

Recycled Fabric Pumpkins

Today I’d like to show you some rustic pumpkins that I had sewn for our little covered patio. All three are made from recycled fabrics.

Upcycled Fabric Pumpkins by Vintage with Laces

For the largest one I used a piece of well worn upholstery fabric that I had ripped off an old rocking chair. The original color was dried mustard with some red in it and first I wanted to keep it that way. When the pumpkin was finished though, I just couldn’t stand those colors and painted the pumpkin with some acrylic paint.

Upcycled Fabric Pumpkin by Vintage with Laces
The leaf and stem are made from vintage burlap.

Upcycled Fabric Pumpkin by Vintage with Laces
The pumpkin below is made out of an old off-white terry towel that I had dyed vintage grey, using silk paint and coffee.

Upcycled Fabric Pumpkin by Vintage with Laces
For the stem I used some scraps of knit fabric. I had crocheted the flower just recently and was happy to find the perfect button for it in my stash.

Upcycled Fabric Pumpkin by Vintage with Laces
For the smallest one I used an old knitted sock. All fabrics were of course washed before they moved into the studio. Just in case you are wondering, lol.

Upcycled Wool Pumpkin by Vintage with Laces
Upcycled Wool Pumpkin by Vintage with Laces
Upcycled Fabric Pumpkins by Vintage with Laces

Isn’t the stenciled sack a great backdrop for my pumpkins? It was a gift from my dear friend Marie over at Lost Bird Studio, along with this gorgeous tag and some pretty lace.

Vintage Inspired Tag

The lovely envelope contained some chalkboard labels which I’ll put on my jars of homemade jam. The sweet oval tag was hanging from a vintage linen dish towel that I already use in the kitchen. Thank you so much again, dear Marie.

Pretty Envelope
Thank you very much for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend everybody!

Hugs,
Julia

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