Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Burlap Pumpkins and Gift Bags

I promised I'd share these with you a long time ago...Opps...Sorry!!
I just got busy on other things and forgot...But I'm on it now and you still have time to make them for Thanksgiving!!

I think they would make lovely hostess gifts or use them in you own Autumn decorations!!

I sold them at the Market...but to be honest I didn't have very many made (I sold out)...just ran out of time!
(By the way isn't my little squirrel cute??  I got him at Walmart...Cheap). 

Danielle over at Thompson Family has such a lovely tutorial on making fabric pumpkins, I'm going to send you there to get the how to's;  Fabric Pumpkin Tutorial

I got the idea for the gift bags from Craftberry Bush...She has a delightful blog; just full of inspiration!!  If you don't follow her your really missing out.  :)  Her Blog is HERE.

Walmart had mums for a dollar...what is it with me and Walmart today??

Anyway I made my first bags to hold the little pot of mums, but then I got smart and deiced to make them just a tad bigger so one could put a small mason jar inside and use it as a vase.

These were so simple and fun to make plus you could make them for any season just by changing the stamped fabric in front.

So here's what I did;

                            1.)  Cut little squares out of muslin 2" X 2" and then stamped them
                                   with rubber stamps using acrylic paints and different fall designs.

                            2.)  Cut a piece pf burlap 14 X 7" 

                            3.)   Sew on patch with Zig-Zag stitch...

                            4.)  Fold the long edge down 1" and iron

                            5.) Fold right side together  and sew down side and bottom

                            6.)  Turn right side out and press...Ta DA... Your done!

Wouldn't these be cute with holly leaves or snowflakes stamped on them?!?

Well.....Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. Yes, the burlap pumpkins would make adorable hostess gifts! As well as the little bags - so many uses - thanks for sharing the links and the tutorial!

  2. I love both the pumpkins and the bags! I can see all kinds of images on those sweet things! Thanks for sharing with SYC. Not familiar with that blog that inspired you. Hopping over to visit.

  3. Thanks for the follow of my blog. I'm now a follower of yours.
    I so love the pumpkins and the burlap sacks. I am going to put them on my "must make" list. Happy Thanksgiving.



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