Sunday, October 21, 2012

DIY Sugar Sack Pumpkins

Vintage fabric is swoon worthy.
So are pumpkins and fall.  
Here's a simple DIY for these darling babies.  
I know you will be able to do them.
 YOU are a crafty mama.

Gather your fabric.  Any kind will do.
Cut a big round circle.
{I'm glad I told you to make it round. Duh.}
Now go get some thread and a needle.  Make it a floss or nice sturdy thread, 'cause you are gonna be pulling on it quite a bit.
 Do a simple stitch around the outside like you are making a fabric yo-yo.
 This shouldn't take long.  Just run the needle through, and when you pull it should gather...
 Like this.
Stitch around the whole circle and pull to gather.
Dump in some beans to weight the bottom.
Add in stuffing.
Pull tight.
Sew around a bit more.

**Now make some simple ruffles.**
Cut out long strips of fabric.
I'm not a ruffle sewing master.  
Let's call this the Ruffles for Dummies way.
I just fold the fabric over as I'm sewing a straight line and push the fabric through all bunched up.  
The messier the better. 
Find a twig.  Cut one off a tree; whatever you need to do.
'Cause pumpkins NEED stems.  
Like apples need caramel.
I do love caramel.
Hey, manzanita makes a fun stem.
Stick in your stem.
Remember the ruffles?
Hot glue them on, securing and hiding the hole for the stem.
I've been known to hot glue the ruffle to the stem to make sure it stays in place.

Finally, tie on some ribbon.
Keep or Give!
{I like to give.  It makes me happy.}
And I like happy.

xoxo jules

DIY Show Off

UndertheTableandDreaming Hubby Made Me


  1. Super Cute Pumpkin! can make more! :) Hopped over from Project Parade and I'm a new follower! Would love to have you stop by for a visit! Blessings ~ Judy

    1. You are absolutely right! I WILL GIVE, 'cause I can always maeke more! Thanks for stopping by, Judy! I visited your Vintage Street Designs and it is FABULOUS!!!

  2. I love this idea! New follower here. I'll be back and hope you'll come share this post at my Farm Girl Blog Fest:

    Fresh Eggs Daily

    1. Hi Lisa!!! I'm coming over RIGHT NOW to link up. Can't wait to see your blog!!! xoxo jules

  3. Super cute! Featuring you on my Facebook!

  4. This is simply gorgeous! I really need to learn how to sew! Wow girl, you have some amazing talent and skills! I am super thrilled to be your newest follower! You have such an inspirational and heart warming blog! xo

  5. So lovely!!! Love wite pumpkins! Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial! I'd love for you to visit my blog.
    Happy weekend!

    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

    1. I love hugs from Portugal! I am heading over to your blog right now, Ana!

  6. Love your pumpkin. So shabby chic!

  7. Oh I love this pumpkin! It turned out so cute!!

  8. Your pumpkin is very swoonable!
    So is your happy smile.....

  9. What a lovely blog! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would stop on by my blog and return the favor!


  10. Hi lovely! I nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award! Yay!

    All of the information is here ^^. Congrats and talk to you soon!


  11. Love the pumpkin! Super cute :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! And, yes, any potsticker loving family are friends of mine! Now following you back :)

    ~Jess @

  12. This is such an awesome idea! I love it.. I am a new follower of yours over from Mom's Monday Mingle. Would love if you could visit my blog and follow as well.


  13. Well, Hello, Dear Jules! What a fun place you have here! I have enjoyed perusing many of your posts and getting to know you a bit :) Lots of neat posts!

    Kindly, Lorraine

    1. I'm still dreaming of Aqua Frost, Lorraine!!!

  14. Swoon worthy indeed!! Love them!! Thanks for linking up to the Mom's Mingle hop! Following you via GFC!
    Barbara at Chase the Star

  15. So sweet... and happy-- I like happy too!

    Following ya now from Monday Mingle and lovin' it. If you are up for a bit of a ride come join me as we ride the wave of life at guaranteed to be filled with ups and downs and everything in between and I'd love to have you with us.


  16. Of course I'm up for a bit of a ride! Coming over now, Nicole!

  17. OMG, so cute! Love, Love, LOVE your blog! Thank you so much for visiting mine... AK friend! I'm now follower #293!!! Have a fabulous day :) xo

  18. Okay. I thought i'd seen it all! those are the most ADORABLE pumpkins EVER!! I so want to make some and spread the cheer. You have also made me realize what to do with those unused cloth diapers out in the garage. YAY!!

  19. These are so adorable! Very unique and creative. I happened to come across your blog and your profile is what really stood out to me because it says you love Jesus and you are a daughter of the King of Kings...I, too, am a daughter of the King :) Anyway, I was blessed by your blog and I am now following. I look forward to visiting often.


  20. That is so adorable! I love to make crafts for my family, they seem to love receiving those kinds of gifts over something I buy.

    I'm hosting a SHOW-licious Craft Showcase if you would like to be a part of. I would love to feature this on my site!

  21. Hi! I'm a new follower. I found your site from Pinterest and your wonderful little pumpkins! (0: What a great tutorial!
    Thanks for sharing!

    Love and Blessings,