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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Pick Your Pumpkin! 11 Blogs, One Faux Craft Pumpkin, 11 Creative Ideas


Are you all ready for some awesome pumpkin inspiration?  Myself, along with 10 other talented bloggers joined together for another monthly challenge, with this month's theme being craft pumpkins.  I was all over this idea since I try to make holiday decor that can last from year to year.  Who want's to spend a ton of money on real pumpkins when you can have a blast decorating faux ones?   I'm a little cheap frugal, so in our house we go to the pumpkin patch and do all the fun mazes, slides, hayrides and feeding of farm animals, but you can believe my kids don't pick $15.00 pumpkins.   We made that mistake one year and never again.  They each get to pick a very small pumpkin, you know, the 3 for $1.00 ones.  I then go and buy our large carving pumpkins for $4.99 at the grocery store.  It's a win win situation!

Alright, that's enough about my thrifty life.  Let's talk about the 11 awesome pumpkins created using inexpensive craft pumpkins.


Pretty creative, huh?

We all had to purchase the same craft pumpkin from Michael's, but could purchase any size and color.  I chose the 9' white pumpkin for my project.  I also picked up 2 packs of triangle iron on nailheads that I found in the clearance aisle for $0.30 a piece.  Total score.

I peeled off the iron on nail heads from the black fabric they were attached to then hot glued each one onto a pumpkin.  I learned real quick that I needed to use tweezers to avoid burning or glueing my fingers togethers.


This fun little pumpkin blends in so well with my decor and I just love how it turned out. 


Now that you've seen my project, don't forget to click through the links and see what the other ladies have come up with.


29 comments:

  1. Super cute Katie! Trendiest pumpkin I've ever seen ;)

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  2. I LOVE the triangle studs, Katie! So edgy and fun! Ready for the next challenge yet? This is sort of addicting, huh? ;)

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    1. I am so ready for the next challenge? Bring it on :)

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  3. What a score on those studs!! So simple but so chic, I love it!

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    1. I know, right? They were the perfect pumpkin accessory :)

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  4. This is so great! I love those studs - super modern with a touch of glam! I like how easy this one is to do - you rocked it!

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  5. How cute is that studded pumpkin?! Pinned :)

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  6. I LOVE it! I'm all about the geometric decor these days! (And what a fun hop idea, too!) Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Valerie! I've been on a geometric kick too lately!

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  7. I knew this pumpkin was yours before I even clicked on it! Love the little triangle studs!!

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  8. I love how "rockstar-like" your pumpkin looks! Neat idea :)

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  9. This is so creative! I really like the simplicity to your side table halloween decor, so nice!

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  10. Your pumpkin is so "punk chic." I love it! I also love that you scored those studs for .30 - such a bargain!! Totally cute, Katie!

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  11. I love it! Looks so chic. You did a really great job, thanks for the idea!

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  12. These are such fun pumpkin ideas! I love how punk chic your pumpkin is. And another favorite of mine is the Shabby Chic pumpkin!

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  13. Very cute! I love decorating pumpkins! I also love Halloween maybe because its my birthday :)

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  14. I love that pumpkin in the first picture! And the white one with the studs too!

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  15. What a styling' looking pumpkin Katie!! So pretty!!
    Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com

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  16. This is awesome! So simple, yet so awesome! I love it!

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  17. Lovin the studs!!!! And the little jack-o-lantern planter sitting next to it! Cute!

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  18. Such a stylish idea for a pumpkin! I love the metal jack o lantern bucket, too. The two pair very nicely together in your display.

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  19. Those are all awesome ideas! there is so many things you can do with the faux pumpkins..i just wish they were much much cheaper because I would always have a constant room filled with them lol. Thanks for linking up at Totally Terrific Tuesday. Make sure you come back Monday night at 10pm to link up any new posts!! http://www.liverandomlysimple.com

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  20. I passed up a white pumpkin a while ago at Joanns, but now I must go back and get one so I can do this!! -Kristina @ MyOwnHomeBlog.com

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  21. Thanks for linking up at Fridays Unfolded! I'm sharing this on my blog as a feature! What a great idea to turn a boring pumpkin into a fun and blingy pumpkin!

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  22. Thanks for linking up this week to Totally Terrific Tuesday Link Party!! Remember party starts again monday at 10pm to see who was picked for features and link up new content!
    If you follow me on Google+ I send out a reminder, and I try to follow everyone back that adds me :)
    There were so many inspiring links this week, hope you found a few that inspired you as well!
    Thanks again
    Jessica
    http://www.LiveRandomlySimple.com

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