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Not Country Bumpkin - Country Pumpkin!


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October 18, 2018

Not Country Bumpkin - Country Pumpkin! - decorated pumpkinMy next little Dollar Tree pumpkin is decorated with seam bindings from an old curtain, and more faux leaves.

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Total Time: 1 Hour

Yield: 1

Supplies:

  • Dollar Tree foam pumpkin ($1.00)
  • 64 in binding edge from old curtain
  • hot glue
  • 24 straight pins
  • 15 faux leaves ($.20)
  • scissors
Not Country Bumpkin - Country Pumpkin! - supplies
 

Steps:

  1. With the curtain binding close, I trimmed it off and cut it into 6-7" pieces. With the hot glue gun, I secured them onto the top and bottom.
  2. You no doubt notice that I had felt tip markings on this one. I tried to make it like some I have seen on Pinterest, where the pumpkin is white and the drawings are black. But as you can also see, the grooves didn't turn out the right "math match" and I couldn't do it. So I simply turned it upside down and covered over the markings with the fabric strips and knew the leaves would do the rest.
  3. Not Country Bumpkin - Country Pumpkin! - covering marker lines with fabric strips
     
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  4. I continued to cover the lines with the fabric binding till all the major ones are done.
  5. Not Country Bumpkin - Country Pumpkin! - continue
     
    Not Country Bumpkin - Country Pumpkin! - vertical lines covered the ones on the bottom won't show
     
  6. Because the faux leaves are thin, I unplugged the hot glue gun and switched to straight pins. Pinning them on takes so little time, and isn't as easy to get burned.
  7. I put 5 around the area furthest from the center. Then did that again closer to the center. It didn't take more than 3 rows. I put the stem back on and it was done. N-JOY!!
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    Not Country Bumpkin - Country Pumpkin! - begin pinning on leaves
     
    Not Country Bumpkin - Country Pumpkin! - three rounds of leaves pinned on but stem not replaced yet
     
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