Saturday, August 25, 2012

$1 Pumpkin Makeovers

I saw these little buttery
colored cuties when I was in Wal Mart the other day, and had to grab a few since they were less than $1, and I love the shape!

Of course,
I can't just leave them without
any adornments,
CAN I???

Plus, I wanted to show you how easy it is to get a more expensive, and one of a kind
fall look with them!

This was really a fun little project,
and was done in less than 30 minutes!!

For the one above, I cut a section from a copy of a vintage French invoice.  I  aged the paper a bit with Tim Holtz
distressing ink, punched holes near
the points, attached little grommets,
and ran through some of my favorite
rusty wire I purchased
here from Curious Sofa!

Add a touch of Spanish moss,
and voila!!

Too cute!

This one was super simple!
I made a little distressed tag with a grommet
out of the same vintage French invoice,
added some caramel colored vintage seam binding, and a vintage earring piece!
Just love it!

 A vintage escutcheon, key, and a little
Spanish moss make this one a wonderful
one of a kind!!  

Look at the stuff you have in your stash, or look in the trinket section at Michaels or JoAnn, and see what you can find to make your little $1 pumpkins uniquely yours!!

I can't decide which one is my fave!!
Can you?

Have a lovely weekend!!  
Here in central Florida, we will be getting
some wind and some rain for 3-5 days,
 which means plenty of time to create!!

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Met Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch



Penny said...

What a cute idea, I love all of them! Penny

Amy Kinser said...

Oh, How you do what you do!

I love the one with the ribbon and the earring.

You give such great ideas and tutorials. Thanks, friend.

NanaDiana said...

I love all three of them. They are just darling! Great thinking- xo Diana

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Miss Becky,
Love all those pumpkins, they are adorable, my fav ones is the one with the bit of glitz, the bow and earring. Very cute! course, they all are............
I was just in walmart Thursday and say some pumpkins but didn't pay any attention cause thought they were new and probably fairly pricey! lol
and they might have been. Should have looked around in the area there and sure will if I get back over that way. lol

Anyway, fun seeing them, and glad you are feeling so creative.......
Love ya, Nellie

cynthia lee designs said...

Very pretty!! Now I need to go to Walmart to get some little pumpkins. Love them!!

Elena said...

Those pumpkins are adorable. I saw you link to On Common Ground blog and went over and visited there and seen that she hosts a Monday Market Place, so I will enter in on that on Monday! Have a blessed Sunday dear friend!!

Blessed Serendipity said...

These are so cute! I love how you have adorned them.


Lady Pamela said...

Now that is my kind of project. I hope our WalMart has the same kind of pumpkins. I have everything else I need. Thank you for showing us.

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Oh, my, I love these! I have some white pumkins from last year that'll get a bit of a makeover this year!!!


Charm Bracelet Diva said...

The earring is my favorite, but they're all just perfect! Can't wait to start fall decorating (although it was 90 in the Midwest today!)

Barbara Jean said...

all wonderful.. great ideas. thanks for sharing.

barbara jean

Junkchiccottage said...

OMG!!!!How cute. I love that you took $1 dollar pumpkins from Walmart and made them so so cute. Thanks for the inspiration I must go to Walmart!!!!

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Becky, they are all so cute! I sure couldn't pick a fave either. You are so darn creative!

Have a great weekend.

Junk Fairy said...

I love all your creative and easy projects! Keep up the good work. Thanks for sharing.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

How cute--I haven't seen these at Walmart yet. My fave is the simple one with the bow and button. All of them are darling!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

So pretty, Becky! It looks like I'm heading to Walmart this week!


Very unique and cute! I love a good deal!

Mary Ellen said...

Becky what adorable pumpkins!!I have to find me some of those darling shaped pumpkins! Walmart here I come!

White Ironstone Cottage said...

Love the pumpkin with the pink bow and pin a cutie
fun post


Thank you for sharing that fun pumpkin makeover! I need to think outside of my little box!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I pick the vintage earring one! But they are all so cute! I thought of you today, I was at adjectives, so fun!


Lois Christensen said...

Great idea! Hope you're having a nice day!

Ticking and Toile said...

Super darling! Love all you do!

Debbie said...

Oh Becky I just love these. Sooo creative, and just can't beat those prices can you?

I love them all, but guess I would settle with the one with vintage earring on pretty.

Hope your having a good day!


Lynn said...

Oh my, I love the bejeweled one! Now I know what to do with all those vintage earrings and brooches I've been hoarding! I just can't pass them up at flea markets when they are just a few dollars. TFS

Lynn Richards said...

Love, love, love Becky!!!!! For once, it makes me want to get fake pumpkins before October!!!! I especially like the spanish moss. That just finishes them off perfectly!

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Love your pumpkins newbie here from Ohio that just found your blog and love it

Stevie from said...

gorgeous idea and great tutorial - thanks!

kandiL said...

Just thought I'd drop you a line to let you know that 2-3 years later and they are still inspiring people.
By the way I adore all of your stuff and how simply beautiful everything is.
Thanks for your ideas and tutorials.

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