Hello! Sorry to be running late today, it seems that I have picked up a stupid cold and so I didn't get my tutorial complete for this week. So this is more of a general "how to" rather than a full on tutorial, but hopefully it will inspire you nonetheless. And since this was just a quick photo I snapped with my phone this weekend, I only have the one photo to show you as well.
If you've been around here for very long at all, you know I like to cover just about anything in vintage/antique lace...and some fake pumpkins I found at Target were no exception. I had a few more ideas to revamp fake pumpkins, so I promise to revisit this and show even more lace covered pumpkins. :)
I found the above pumpkin at Target, as I mentioned in their Halloween/Fall decor section, and I believe it was $2. They had other sizes as well, but I just picked up some little ones for now.
In addition to some fake pumpkins you will also need your stash of old lace, a bit of scrunched seam binding, a matte medium adhesive, and a sponge brush. (and if your pumpkin is orange, you might want to paint it a creamy white)
Now, I can definitely give you some tips as this project was a bit of trial and error.
The best lace to use is a cotton lace with a loose weave. I tried some different types of lace and they did not get into the grooves of the pumpkin as well.
I also tried a couple of different adhesives for getting the lace to stick to the pumpkin, but I found that what worked best, by far, was my matte medium and a sponge brush.
I just cut some random pieces of my old lace, and applied the matte medium with the brush to the pumpkin a little section at a time. Make sure to really get the glue into the grooves of the pumpkin. I also applied the glue on top of the lace as well, making sure to push the lace into the grooves. Just apply the lace in a patchwork fashion adding and changing the lace as you work your way around the pumpkin.
For the top of the pumpkin I had a piece of lace that was thick and actually had some leaf designs in it. I cut out those leaf designs and glued just the edges of the leave to the top, and left rest of the leaf sit freely on the pumpkin. Then I just tied a bow with a bit of scrunch seam binding. That's it!
Originally I was thinking of adding a bit of glass glitter, and I may still do that on the next one. And like I said, I have some more ideas, so I'll blog more about lace covered pumpkins soon.
Let me know if you decide you also need to cover some pumpkins in lace, will you? :)
Happy creating, Cerri xoxo