Monday, October 25, 2010

Are you crafty?

If you love doing crafts as much as I do, then you might want to try your hand at making these cute cloth Halloween Pumpkins:

These are so fun, easy and inexpensive to make. However I can't take credit for the idea as it is an original design from Deb Kennedy of "Retreat Lifestyle Decor". Deb is obviously a very talented and creative person. She calls them her "Sweet Sweater Pumpkins". Check out her step by step instructions on her blog  at

Using an old orange sweater from the Thrift Store, I followed Deb's instructions for making the pumpkins, then added my own personal touches. I used natural twine, curly stems from a "grape vine" and moss to give them a more rustic primitive look. I finished off by tying on a cute "Halloween Baby Witches" tag to the larger pumpkin.   

Hope you have fun making these and Happy Halloween!!


Retreat said...

Sheila, yours turned out so cute! Great job on them - LOVE the little witchy photo tags! And thank you so kindly for your credit and link to my original post... you are a class act!

Deb @ Retreat

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

These are charming!
I am not so crafty...
I'd buy one made by a crafter though!

Jeanie said...

Love those Pumpkins !

Tamara Jansen said...

Those turned out AMAZING! Almost makes me want to try.....but maybe I'll wait till tomorrow :)

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