Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Too easy drop cloth pumpkin....a tutorial

 Welcome back!  How was your Monday?
I spent the entire day attending an outdoor school trip with Bella.  While I cherish the time I'm able to spend with our little girl, I sometimes question my sanity while on these school trips.  Imagine if you will, sitting on a school bus surrounded by the little voices of 40+ 8 year olds, which when spoken in unison, can only be compared to a loud series of out of tuned instruments.

And yet even during all the commotion, I was able to find peace as I looked out the window 
and noticed the beautiful fiery show of autumn is about to start.  The air was crisp and as we walked through the forest, a single red maple leaf descended from above and landed on the ground.  There is no turning back...Fall is here. 

I recently received a message asking why white pumpkins are being used so frequently in Fall decor.  The truth is, I don't know.  Personally, I love to surround myself with the crispness of white as it feels clean and airy. 

Yet my love of white is confined to our living space only, as my wardrobe will tell you a completely different story.  Just ask my bright orange pylon coloured cords, or the pages of my sketchbook which are filled with bright watercolours. 

I guess it's a personal preference as to whether you decorate with the muted tones of white or you use the traditional browns and oranges of Fall.  I enjoy Fall decor either way. 

I do see a new trend developing in the use of black, white and golden pumpkins.  But my newest prediction for next year is the use of bright coloured pumpkins.  All because of this genious idea.  It makes me want to start over and fill my house with bright coloured pumpkins...sigh.

The brightness and the beauty of the pumpkins above makes me feel like my little drop cloth pumpkin is inferior...but I will show you it nonetheless because after all, that is the name of my post....
1. Cut a 12" circle
2. Place batting in the centre
3. Gather together and tie an elastic band at the top
4. Wrap twine around to form stem
5. Continue wrapping to the top and use hot glue to hold in place

Too easy, right? 

I also made these big guys the other day...I like them...:) 

I've been using white pumpkins for a while now and haven't tired of them yet. 

But what do you think?  Is using too much white getting away from the whole 'Fall' theme? Or are you liking the new white pumpkin trend?  How about those bright pink pumpkins?

Talk to you very soon.
much love,


  1. I think they are beautiful,, and thank you for showing us how to make them.

    Orange has never been a color I liked or could enjoy:) so white or taupe pumpkins are perfect for me- my home and how I like my decor to look.

  2. So simple & pretty!! I love your blog!! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Hi Lucy, I am in love with the red, pink and white pumpkins! And easy project also, no? There are a lot of fabric covered pumpkins also being shown around, the twine wrapped stem on yours is very nice!

    Have a good day, Nancy at maddalee

  4. OH MY GOODNESS! I am so doing this! I love them!

  5. I love white pumpkins and blogged on one today that I got last year. It's my favorite pumpkin!

    I also bought a beautiful green pumpkin last year at the fruit market that was the "just right" green.

    Your drop cloth pumpkin is perfect!

  6. Lucy I love these cute little white pumpkins. I want to make them now. I do love using orange and green as well at this time of year, but white is just so crisp and new. Love it!!!

  7. I tend to be very traditional with pumpkin color but have to tell you that I am loving all these new colored pumpkins popping up!

  8. When I saw these pumpkins in your photo the other day I was hoping a tutorial would follow! These are perfect and so pretty... I think I'll be making some! I love white pumpkins.

  9. I love some of the white pumpkin themed ideas, your homemade ones are the best !!! But wow !! The hot pink and other fun and different colors are great too !

  10. I love the simple white pumpkins. I also love the look of the warm orange pop of color. Either way, I think its all beautiful! I love fall!! Great and easy tutorial on the drop cloth pumpkin..thanks!

  11. Hahahaha.. how cute are they?! Havr to make some!
    I luv it all.. the simplicity and purity of the white, the bright pops of burnt orange, russets and browns.... it all speaks of gathering, harvest and cozy times together.
    However you choose to do it.. enjoy !!! :-)

    Cheers, Gee

    pop on over and see me at my place and join up to follow the fun!


  12. These are simple but gorgeous! Can i move into your home?! :)

  13. These are amazing simple and beautiful. I love fall colors all year, but the white pumpkins definitely have a clean feel. Thanks for sharing! I am pinning!

  14. I prefer pumpkins in the traditional color, but a mix of white, white ones painted in fall colors, would make a beautiful display.

  15. You are amazing....The amount of projects you accomplish and cool tutorials you share on your blog never cease to amaze me. These painters drop cloth pumpkins are so cute. I love the neutral palette for Thanksgiving, but also love the pale green, pale blues, as well as the white shades of pumpkin decor. If I ever use orange it is only on my porch outdoors.
    Thanks for all of your and cool things you share through your blog and all of your wonderful tutorials.

  16. These are gorgeous. I definitely don't think it is too much white since you have a lot of texture in there to break things up. It creates a simple but beautiful display.

  17. Lovely - the canvas color is perfect for the beautiful shape of a pumpkin... well done!

  18. gah....I've been sewing away making pumpkins and THEN I find that I could have just been using an easy peasy rubber band - you are too smart! love ya!

  19. Love this tute Lucy!! Yes, I love white accessories too! These white cloth pumpkins are so adorable and you can even make some to add to real orange ones for a nice effect! You are so clever :)

  20. These are just simply gorgeous! I love the entire ensamble.
    ~ Kim @ Sand & Sisal

  21. Great ....I am going to give it a whirl!!!!! Debbie

  22. Thanks for the great idea. These are SO easy to make! I used your tutorial and Taryn's to make a fall fabric wreath (http://623designs.tumblr.com/post/33770276246/fall-fabric-wreath)

  23. I love them all ~ orange, pink, gold, white.....my problem is sticking to any one theme because of this. Variety is good. :0)


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