Nothing says fall like a pumpkin if you ask me. Well…a pumpkin, a sweatshirt, and a handful of candy corn if you’re going to be precise, but it all starts with pumpkins. I don’t do a lot of fall decor in my home, but I always pull out my pumpkins and spread them throughout my home every year. Gold pumpkins, bronze pumpkins, fabric pumpkins, real pumpkins, and now I have this beautiful burlap and lace rustic pumpkin on display in my home. Today I’m going to share with you how easy this project was to make, with only a few supplies.
When I spotted this amazing burlap and lace ribbon at my local Wal-Mart store, this project was born. I had already snatched up a pumpkin while I was at the craft store, but I wasn’t sure what I was going to decorate it with until I had this roll of ribbon in my hand. I remembered I had some twine at home and instantly I knew that a DIY rustic pumpkin lay in my future. Let me share with you just how easy (and fun!) this project was to make.
For this project I used the following:
- One paper mache pumpkin
- Roll of burlap and lace ribbon
- Roll of orange (or color of your choice) burlap ribbon
- Hot glue gun/glue
- Ball of twine
I first attached strips of the burlap and lace ribbon to the paper mache pumpkin by folding the corners over slightly and applying hot glue to secure it. I did this all the way around the stem of the pumpkin with 6 strips.
I then secured the ends of the ribbon to the the bottom of the pumpkin with hot glue. See the gaps between the strips of ribbon? Let’s cover them up!
I filled in the gaps by securing strips of ribbon with hot glue in the spaces. I tucked the ends underneath the existing ribbon for a smooth fit. I wanted just a pop of color on my pumpkin, so I alternated the orange burlap (3) and burlap & lace strips (3).
For added texture, I finished it off by adding several pieces of twice to the pumpkin, securing the ends with hot glue.
That’s all it took for me to make this stylish burlap & lace rustic pumpkin. It is the perfect addition to my fall decor this year.
What’s not to love? Burlap, lace, twine, a pop of orange…it is simply beautiful to me. Don’t you agree?
Get a jump start on your fall decor and make a few of these one afternoon this week. You could make each one unique by adding different colors of burlap ribbon…like brown on deep red. Or make them all the same color but in different sizes. The choice is yours. All that is required for this project is to HAVE FUN making it!
Have you seen some of my previous fall themed projects? Be sure to check them out for additional fall decor inspiration today!