Monday, September 17, 2012

Sweater pumpkins

This morning as I was looking thru my blog list .. I saw some really cute pumpkins made from thrifted sweaters.. The blog post is here.sweater pumpkins  and a link to a tutorial    http://smallfryandco.blogspot.com/2010/10/white-sweater-pumpkins-tutorial.html

So, off I went to the Good will store, I couldn't find any patterned sweaters  so I bought 1 white sweater and 2 orange ones. I made the big pumpkins from the body of the sweaters and used the sleeves for the smaller pumpkins. You can get 3 pumpkins out of each sleeve, 1 pumpkin from the body of the sweater.They are very simple to make. I cut some small branches for the stems, used hot glue and covered with twine. . I then covered wire with twine using hot glue..Then wrapped that twine covered wire around another piece of branch to make the spirals. I used felt for the leaves and also inserted a piece of wire in them.



I got that pumpkin plate at the thriftstore today too.








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22 comments:

Carol said...

Those sweater pumpkins are adorable, Priscilla!! Your dining table display looks so perfect for the season (especially with your pretty golden yellow walls!!)...

Highland Monkey's said...

I had to look twice at the pumpkins thought they were real! Well, these are better than the real ones as they can be displayed all year round, or put away and used for the following autumn...win, win!

Susie said...

What a brilliant idea!! I love it. They just look so elegant. Your display of them is beautiful especially the center piece.
I found you on Cottage Style Party.
I am your newest follower.

Susie at Puddle Jumper Creations

DearHelenHartman said...

Such a fun idea! So much better than what I thought at first - making sweaters FOR pumpkins! Most of my knitting does look like it's made for a gourd.

Hi I'm Shannon! said...

Super darling! Thanks for linking up to the party :)

Debbiedoo's said...

So adorable and cozy looking! Thanks for joining our pumpkin party. This is going to be so much fun to see what everyone is coming up with.

Katie said...

Very, very cute. I will have to look for some old sweaters.
Katie

Our Pinteresting Family said...

They look fantastic! Megan

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy said...

These are really cute.
I need to try to make me some.
I do have a couple old white sweater that might work.
Thanks for sharing.
Tam

Infuse With Liz said...

Very cute! Great job and I really like the stems! Your handled tray on the table looks wonderful and the runner is cute! Cute pumpkin plate you found!

Jann Olson said...

Super cute! Jumped over from Debbiedoos, but happy to see that you linked up to Share your Cup. I keep thinking I need to try this.
Hugs,
Jann
p.s. I have that same pumpkin plate. I think I bought it at Cracker Barrell.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

What an adorable way to cozy-up your dining room! I love your sweater pumpkins, and the runner the vignette is on is so, so cute, too!

Linking from Debbidoos,
Ricki Jill

Honey at 2805 said...

Beautiful inspiration! Thank you for sharing your project at Potpourri Friday!

Lorrie Orr said...

These are such squishy wonderful pumpkins. Love the look!

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Cute! I so want to try these!

I linked up, too! ♥

CAS said...

Those are just adorable! I keep seeing these all around blogland; but this is a much more detailed version, and I really like it. Thanks so much for sharing.

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Those are soooo cute! You are definitely putting us in the mood for Fall. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Kristen's Creations. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/09/make-it-pretty-monday-week-15.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Katherines Corner said...

I love these! The white one in particular gets my attention as I am hoping to find some white and pale green autumn recorded this year. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop . BIG hugs!!!

Jenn Lifford said...

So cute! I love your stems and the different fabrics you used! Thanks so much for coming out to the party at Clean and Scentsible. I'll be featuring these tomorrow. Happy Fall!
Jenn :)

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you again next Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Judy said...

These are super cute. I will be featuring this at my Fall into Fall party that starts tonight at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

Kathie said...

Saw these over at DIY By Design! So cute!