Can you believe it’s already September? wow. Where did summer go? I realize that some of you live for the fall season, and I have to admit, it’s always been one of my favorites.
Who can deny the onset of crisp, cool evenings, harvest time, days getting shorter making for fun campfires that last long into the evening? Or how about apples that make cider, pumpkins into pies, and the endless tomato creations you can make? Okay, so I think I’m ready for the fall season, and to kick it off right, I’m getting junky with it. tee hee. What better way to celebrate than having a giveaway? Keep reading to enter…(wink, wink)
Here’s what I decided to work with to create some rustically good repurposed pumpkins:
Red ticking, white canvas, barn wood scraps and railroad tie spikes…oh yeah!
Or how about some remnant pieces of an antique rocking chair creation, and two chunks left over from our patio makeover (reveal coming soon – stay tuned!)
Do I have you intrigued? I hope so, because it’s fun to create and think outside the pumpkin!
For whatever reason, when I saw that the antique rocker base looked like an animal in this post, I immediately saw pumpkin stems in the scrap pieces.
Since we are building a large pergola and had these giant cubes leftover, they just seemed like a perfect match.
So, I drilled into each piece and added a dowel to secure, then had myself some chunky funky pumpkins!
Aren’t they fun, and wouldn’t they look sweet on a front porch or mantle?
I think they’re whimsical and, like I said, it’s fun to “think outside the pumpkin” and use burlap for leaves and twine for vine.
The second set of pumpkins involved bit of sewing, but first I had to create a base using some scrap barn wood (much like we did for our bowling ball pumpkin). Using my drill with a spade bit, I made a hole to stick a railroad tie spike in.
Since I love to sew, I already had an idea of how to assemble the rest. I created a stencil with the shape of an eye, 9″ long and about 4″ wide at the widest point. Cut out 6 and sew. I chose to do mine with rough edges and seams exposed, but they could be flipped inside out to create a finished look too.
I think these are DA BOMB! I seriously had to hold myself back from making dozens of these. Why not, right? I have a 5 gallon bucket of spikes and bolts just begging for a purpose. perfect.
I don’t think I could choose my favorite, but I’m excited I could put all the baby crib springs from my chalkboard easels to use in a funky fun way.
The white is a canvas material in resemblance of my favorite color pumpkin, the red ticking is perfect for the season, and the blue/gray linen is reminiscent of those awesome blue pumpkins that I aim to grow one day.
I had fun with these and challenge you to dig into your stash and create some festive fall decor too! If you’re not in the DIY mood, and would love to have one of these two different styles of pumpkins for your own, you can find them in my shop.
Now, for more fun…I’d like to send one of these junky creations to a fall lovin’ fan, so leave a comment telling me your favorite fall activity (for one entry), and a separate comment telling me how you shared this post (second entry via Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, etc). Winner will be announced on Friday the 4th. Become a follower or sign up for the newsletter to see if you won!
Giveaway is closed. WINNER ANNOUNCED HERE!
Have fun with it and create your own funky fun decor. You know there’ll be more to come!
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