It's October 1st and it's Orange Sweater Tuesday! That's right, it's time to share another project from my yard sale find. This sweater has seen some serious action~ this being the 6th project I've made with it! I love it when an item that has passed its prime is given new life.Embroidery Hoop Pumpkin and the Pumpkin Vase, in case you haven't seen them yet.
Here's how I made these super simple sweater stuffed pumpkins (say that 5 times real fast!):
I'm using the pumpkins in a couple of vignettes around the house this year. One of them is on my piano in the living room. This is the room where I decorated my Orange & Turquoise Mantel, so I wanted the piano decorations to coordinate.
On one end of the piano, I put some faux leaves and a sunflower in my turquoise vase (Michael's from the spring collection) and placed it on a couple of books. Next to it is my sweet little fall hedgehog I found at GW last year sitting on a bookpage leaf left over from the garland I put up on the mantel. Finally, a plump stuffed sweater pumpkin sits in front of the books. The other side of the piano has a pumpkin too, placed right next to my Burlap & Rickrack Sunflower Frame.
Another vignette where I'm using an Orange Sweater Stuffed Pumpkin is on my entry table. This may evolve a little more before I'm totally done with it...may make some additions or subtractions...I'd love to hear your thoughts on what I should do. Remember, I'm all about making do with what I have...
I kept the layering going with a tall copper vase with some faux branches on one side and a picture of a pheasant on the other. This picture was at a rummage sale in AZ last fall when we were visiting family.
I finished it off with a pretty ceramic pumpkin. Like I said, I may do some additions of real pumpkins and/or subtractions of items. We'll see how I feel about it at the end of the week.
So, are you getting your fall decorating done? I'm enjoying the fall fluffing and doing my best to use what I have already here at the house. Sometimes it calls for some extra creative juices to take your tired, old decorations and give them new life, but it can be a fun challenge. Are you up for it?