Monday, September 17, 2012

Fall Tablescape with Transformed Pumpkins


Last week while looking for things to decorate my mantel, the first things that appeared were these ugly pumpkins, they were placed in a corner while some other prettier things were taken.
Going back to the basement to look for things for the tablescape they were the first thing I noticed. I bought these pumpkins long time ago, it was an after the season's sale, that's why I have three of those monstrosities!  Two plastic ones that the kids used to collect candy completed the "set".

Ready to give them a new life I began by taking off the light on each, placing regular packing tape over their faces, and using Mod Podge for long pieces of fabric to be decoupaged all around them.  That's it!

Some extra details and it was ready to take center stage at the table. :)



I cut all around this fabric design and then glued it to the pumpkin.  There were some open spaces, the color just blends in.

The new transformed pumpkins...

Earth tone napkin rings...

A runner made of place mats, and painted pine cones set the tone for this my fall tablescape.

If you have some of those still lurking in your basement, give them a new chance. ;)

I also covered the plastic ones. You can see them decorating my Fall porch right HERE.




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51 comments:

Kathryn said...

Wow! What a transformation! I think there may be hope for some of my nasty plastic orange pumpkins after all! :)

Our Pinteresting Family said...

What a gorgeous transformation! I love the fabric that you chose. I wish I could come over for a dinner party and eat at that beautiful table. :) Megan

Carmen said...

What a great idea! Way to use what you had- love it.

Chubby Chieque said...

Hi,
My project is almost like yours. But I will show b4 Halloween as I am busy packing for a long vacation in Singapore and The Philippines.

Greetings from a chilly and windy Stockholm,
/CC

Cindy said...

Such cute pumpkins! I love the fabrics that you chose!

Judy Bigg said...

Love your idea, turned out perfect. Such a transformation from the old ugly to the new beautiful.

Becca said...

Your pumpkins look fantastic! I love the fabrics ... they've helped to create a beautiful Fall tablescape!

Katie @ Creatively Living said...

Those look awesome! I have some ones I'm starting to paint that are purple! I got them on clearance last year. lol Maybe I should fabric them??

ann k said...

Love your pumpkins, especially the paisley print!! Thanks for sharing, surely I have one of those old plastic pumpkins.

Deb said...

They are just adorable. Aren't you talented! Lovely table-scape. Deb

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Super clever, I love them, you are so smart. Makes a fabulous tablescape. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

ritajoy said...

What an amazing transformation...and lovely photography. Thanks for sharing.

Emma Briggs said...

Love your table centerpiece...seasonal reception themes and color palettes. Thanks for sharing.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I would have never thought to do this...it's brilliant. I love the polka dots!

Ellora Drinnen said...

This is so creative! I love the fabric you chose. This inspires me to try another modge podge project. Thank you sharing! It's beautiful!!

CAS said...

The pumpkin transformations are fantastic -- love your different fabrics!

Debra said...

The pumpkins are beautiful! What a great idea!

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

Amazing transformation! Your pumpkins look fantastic and your tablescape is beautiful.

Dee

Cindy Sue said...

WOW! fantastic idea, loving it, thanks. have been wondering about decorating for fall or not, or just waiting until Thanksgiving, not a big fan of fall decor, but this will make it interesting.

justasmalltowncajun said...

Looks great! Such a clever idea!

annabell@MapleRidgeFarmGirl said...

Well, I love those pumpkins! They are so cute. I am going to make some with mine. Lovin that paisley one and the orange and white. Happy fall to you ! ~~Blessings, Annabell :)

Deidre said...

Now thats some "Crafty" business! Paisley is my favorite:) This is certainly festive!

pam {simple details} said...

Such a great idea - I think I have some of those in my basement, too! Love the custom look!

southernscraps said...

Beautiful table and transformation on the pumpkins!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Your tablescape is so pretty. Great job on the pumpkins!

Linking from Debbidoos,
Ricki Jill

Infuse With Liz said...

Great job on the pumpkins! Your table looks great with them!

Alycia Nichols said...

This is so wild because I just came from my storage area and saw a couple of those very same pumpkins hanging out in a bin! I pretty much KNOW I'm never going to use them "as is" ever again, and you have presented a great way to breathe new life into them. Just in the nick of time before they got a toss into the Goodwill pile! :-)

Laurel Leaf Cottage said...

Very Cute!! I love the scrolly looking one!

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

Great idea and they look so festive on your table!

Honey at 2805 said...

Beautiful inspiration! Thank you fro sharing your project at Potpourri Friday!

monsterscircus said...

Wow lovely work, it looks so beautiful, I must really have some pumpkins now :-) have a great Day

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Wow! They turned out great! Beautiful redo!

Tanya@takesix said...

Wow!!! Now that's a lovely pumpkin redo! Great job!

K Coake said...

What a beautiful transformation! Who would think those pretty pumpkins where the orange funny faced ones.

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Sherry said...

Oh Love what you did with the pumpkins Cristina! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

andrea@townandprairie said...

Wow, I love how you rescued junk that no one would care for and gave it new life as something to be admired and copied on Thanksgiving tables around the country! What a great craft, even little kids can participate. Love the fabric you chose, too!

Eclectically Vintage said...

Looks like we're both on a mission to rid the world of ugly plastic pumpkins - love yours!
Kelly

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Oh how pretty! Love those pumpkins!

Shanee @ LivingLifeSouthernStyle said...

Your pumpkins are awesome! Thanks for the inspiration I will be having a pumpkin transformation party here now! Visiting from Savy Southern Style.

Finding Home said...

Super cute and what a great way to use those old pumpkins!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

That's pretty amazing!! You would never guess what they were before -- lovely job!

DIY Show Off said...

Oh so pretty, Cristina! Great redo! Love the entire table setting!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Super cute pumpkins. I couldn't find any plain faux pumpkins this year, only jack o lanterns. I didn't even think about covering them.

Barbara (WA) said...

Popped over from The Inspired Room and have to say this is a wonderful idea!

Guerrina said...

Time to go find ugly plastic pumpkins on clearance! What a great idea!

Barb Brookbank said...

So pretty!

JoAnn SweetPepperRose said...

Great idea - love using the polka dot fabric for a happy look ;-)

Aniko Levai said...

Gorgeous Pumpkins! Love what you created!♥
Aniko from www.placeofmytaste.com

Krista thehappyhousie said...

Cristina - I love these so much that I am featuring you this evening at the Get Your DIY On Challenge! Hope you can make it back to share a burlap project! (goes live at 7pm EST).
~Krista

Anne Weaver said...

Gorgeous! I am so doing this with some pumpkins this year!! I've got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for tomorrow evening that links to your tutorial:
http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-plastic-pumpkins-made-pretty-with-fabric/2014/08/27/
--Anne

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