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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Pink Pumpkin Garland Tutorial

Hi ! Took awhile, but here is the Tutorial I promised for my sweet Pink Punkin' Garland. :)

First gather your supplies. You will need a light solid color fabric ( I used white ) , and five tiny pattern fabrics, Wonder Under (That is the iron on adhesive with paper on one side, I used medium strength ), embroidery floss, thread, glue gun, tulle, paper roses ( or any millinery will do ) , three millinery leaves, seam binding, mod podge or craft glue, pencil, needle and some glitter. First , print a copy of the Pumpkin pattern :
Next take your wonder under and place it over the pattern. You want to trace Three of the total double pumpkins. And, Three of the #1 stems, three each of #2, #3 and #4.
Then you will will iron on the paper side of the wonder under to the inside of the fabric. So, three double pumpkin's onto the solid fabric, and then three stems on one of your five fabrics with pattern, and so on. The fifth fabric will be used on the bows.
Next you need to cut out all of your pieces. You should have Three large white pieces, and 12 small pieces. Peel off the paper on ONLY the smaller pieces. Leave the paper on the three large white double pumpkins. Then Layer the smaller pieces onto the white double pumpkin ( Fabric side ) and then you want to iron the pieces to adhere them together.
And it should look like this :Now take your embroidery thread and stitch a decorative seam down the two inner sides of the pumpkin. I did a Cross Stitch, but you could do any fancy stitch. You COULD do this on your sewing machine, but truly, the extra time spent hand stitching is SO much nicer looking I think. Do all three pumpkins.
Next peel off the paper on the backs. Cut about one and a half yards of seam binding, and find the center. Here you want to place the first pumpkin shape and fold it over the seam binding so that the ribbon is sandwiched in between the two layers. Iron together so that the wonder under seals the pumpkin closed. Then I used an Applique stitch around the outside of the pumpkins. ( You can google embroidery stitches and select one you like ) . So, Now I have all three pumpkins done. I cut a 36" by 3" strip of tulle and tacked it onto the stems and to the seam binding with a needle and thread.

I took my fifth fabric and tore eight strips. I pulled the threads off from the sides to make my strips raggedy looking, and scrunched them in my hand as well to wrinkle them up. To make the bows, take two strips of fabric with one matching length of seam binding and tie into a bow. Then you want to pull out each piece of the bow and "fluff" till you have a rosette.
Hot glue the bows onto the garland, and add your rose to the center of it. I then added one leaf to each pumpkin, and brushed some mod podge onto the leaves, a streak down one side of each pumpkin and onto the roses, added glitter and you are Done !!!! This is not hard to make, but it is time consuming. I am sure there are easier ways to make the pumpkins, but doing them this way, makes them nice and stiff to hang so well.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you will share if you make this :) :)

Hugs,

Rhea

7 comments:

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Evening Miss Rhea Sweetie...
What a beautiful share of the pink pumpkins. I love this tutorial and can't wait to give it a try. You did a wonderful job with perfect step by steps. You have made it not feel so overwhelming to give it a try.

Thank you again for sharing. I already have almost everything that I need to give it a try.

Many hugs sweetie...Sherry

Mari said...

HELLO SWEET RHEA,

I PRAY YOUR FEELING WELL :)
OMG!!! LOVE YOUR TUTORIAL :) YOU MAKE THE MOST AMAZING ITEMS AND SOOOOO KIND OF YOU TO SHARE THEM WITH US :) LOVE THE BEAUTIFUL FABRICS YOU CHOSE FOR YOUR PUMPKIN GARLAND!!!JUST BEAUTIFUL :)

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND :)

XO~MARI

Home and Heart said...

You make the prettiest things!! Thank you SO much for always being so generous and sharing with us!

Mod Podge Amy said...

What fun pink punkins - I love it!

Suzann said...

Hello Miss Rhea,
I just love the pink pumpkin garland, I hope that i can make one as lovely as yours :)
Thank you for sharing!
Suzann

SherryRoseBella said...

How are you doing, Rhea? I love the tutorial and hope I find time to make one some day.
hugs,
Sherry

Mona @ la la by mona said...

Just beautiful! Thanks so much for the tutorial. Have a great weekend.