Burlap And Book Page Pumpkins


 The boys and I recently braved the rain and went on our annual pumpkin search and hay ride.  We drank a lot of wonderful homemade apple cider, kept warm under a lean-to with an outdoor fire, and had a whole bunch of fun while finding some really beautiful pumpkins.  Our loot included corn stalks, gourds, and apple cider for us to enjoy anytime the mood strikes.

I was able to get them to stand still for a few moments to snap a photo during our adventure.  We love fall, and the traditions that we have as a family just get more and more fun every year.  Now that we have a few pumpkins on the porch and our corn stalks in place, it was time to get working on the Post-Halloween decor.  I love Thanksgiving, the food, the weather, family, football, the food, it’s so much fun. And what better way to welcome Thanksgiving than a new table centerpiece!

  Burlap is such a beautiful and versatile fabric, and with a few more of the dollar store Styrofoam pumpkins that I bought I had an idea of what I wanted to make.  I began with about a yard of burlap, maybe a little less, and cut it into strips about two inches wide.  For my tall pumpkin I removed one of the stems from the pumpkins and stacked them, using hot glue to secure.
   I noticed how much more expensive the larger faux pumpkins are at craft supply stores and thought I may as well try my hand at making my own.
 I glued the strips of burlap to the bottom of each pumpkin and pulled each strip to the top of the pumpkin, attaching the strip to the stem with hot glue.  Once both my tall and small pumpkins were covered, I used a few book pages to make paper leaves, trimmed a few acorns from a stem I found at JoAnn’s and gathered a few silk fall leaves to decorate my little pumpkins.

I wound jute string around the top of each pumpkin to form the stem, then using hot glue attached my leaves and acorns around the top of each burlap pumpkin.  Once they were done I trimmed the top of the stem a bit, and they were ready to grace my dining room table.
 What are you working on right now for fall? Have you begun to think about fall entertaining or what you might make if you cook for Thanksgiving? If you are in need of any inspiration head on over to Pinterest to save tons of ideas for a lovely season full of fun dinners, afternoons crafting with friends, and more recipes than you know what to do with. 
Happy creating, hugs & blessings to you 🙂
xoxo, Tanya

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  1. this is fantastic!

  2. How cute! I've never seen anything like this before. Great job!

  3. love these- thanks for sharing!

  4. What could be better than burlap-love your pumpkins!!

  5. Cool project, you had me at burlap! It looks like award season in Blogoland, so please come over to receive the Dardos Award!

  6. These pumpkins are so cute! Thanks for linking up to my party!

  7. these are adorable thanks for linking up.

  8. Totally AWESOME!!!!!!!!! WOW!!! I want some!!!!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  9. What a neat, creative idea ! I found you through DIY Dreamer. I will definitely be back and hope that you'll come share at my Farm Girl Blog Fest: http://fresh-eggs-daily.blogspot.com/2012/10/farm-girl-blog-fest-4.html

  10. Very cute! Love your idea! Come link up to centerpiece Wednesday and share this idea with us. Karin

  11. Good job on your pumpkins! So creative to stack up two for a taller pumpkin. Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

  12. Your pumpkins are very cute. I love the added leaves and acorns.

  13. These are so cute! I love anything with burlap!

    Would love for you to share this at my very first linky party. My sister and I are working together over at “Think Tank Thursday”…would love to see you there!

  14. I bow to your awesomeness. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. xo P.S. Have you entered my latest giveaway?

  15. What a cute idea. I LOVE burlap!
    Would love if you came and linked up at our party, The Humble Brag. Each week, one lucky featured blogger will get one free week of advertising, which mean thousands of ad views a day! 🙂 Hope to see you there.

  16. I love it, looks great! Thanks for linking this up to The Fun In Functional!

  17. Hi Tanya,
    Your pumpkins are really cute. I am suppose to pin you and I did to my pinterest. I am before on the Pin linky party. Can you let me know how I get the pin button on my post? Thanks so much!

  18. These rock, Tanya! How did I miss these? I love them. Found them at the Power of Pinterest Party. Pinning now. 🙂 Megan

  19. So cute – I love burlap and book page art but both together – awesome. Found you at the Pinterest party….

  20. Love your adorable pumpkin creations. Would love to see one on "My Rustic,Shabby GlamWashstand!"

  21. Love your burlap pumpkins and I am pinning them. I am your newest follower too.

    Susan and Bentley

  22. Thanks so much for linking this up at our very first "Think Tank".

    This week's party is up and running. We would love if you would visit the "Think Tank" again this week!

  23. Hello! I’m stopping in to invite you to join us at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

    I hope to see you there!
    The Chicken Chick

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Thank you so much for reading, and as always, may your heart and home be full of everything you love! xo, Tanya         linking up to: http://www.savvysouthernstyle.net/ And these awesome parties: http://www.twelveoeightblog.com/awesome-link-parties