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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 :

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

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  2. 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

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

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  4. 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

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

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

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

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  8. 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??

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  15. 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!!

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

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  17. The pumpkins are beautiful! What a great idea!

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

    Dee

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  19. 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.

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  20. 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 :)

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

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

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  23. Beautiful table and transformation on the pumpkins!

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

    Linking from Debbidoos,
    Ricki Jill

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

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  26. 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! :-)

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  27. Very Cute!! I love the scrolly looking one!

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  28. Great idea and they look so festive on your table!

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

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

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  31. Wow! They turned out great! Beautiful redo!

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

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

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  34. Hi Christina
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  35. Oh Love what you did with the pumpkins Cristina! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  36. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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  42. 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.

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

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

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

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

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  47. 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

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  48. 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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