Burlap & Book Page Pumpkins with #myfavoritebloggers

We’re still rocking the 90-degree-weather down here in Orlando…but that’s not going to stop me from celebrating the oncoming fall!  And I’m celebrating the best way I know how: with a crafty home decor project.  Check out my Burlap & Book Page Pumpkins!

Burlap & Book Page Pumpkins - - super cute and easy fall decor!

Now, I’m not flying solo today with my pumpkin creation.  Ohhhhh no.  I’ve actually teamed up with a group of near-and-dear bloggy buddies who all have a pumpkin project to share!  Wanna meet these lovely ladies?  Okay, here’s the whole crew of #myfavoritebloggers:

My Favorite Bloggers - Monthly Themed Post!

(L-R starting at the top) Kirsten from One Tough Mother, Adrianne from Happy Hour Projects, Marilyn from 4 You With Love, Sky from Capital B, Tara from Suburble, Bethany from Pitter and Glink, Melanie from It Happens in a Blink, Lauren from The Thinking Closet, Kara from Petals and Picots, Carlee from Ladybird Ln, ChiWei from 1 Dog Woof, Kadie from 7 Alive, Amy from One Artsy Mama, Sarah from Repeat Crafter Me and Nancy from Small Things with Love.

Don’t their smiles just make you wanna smile?  Same here!  {Oh, and I promise I wasn’t responsible for creating this collage and putting myself in the middle.  #holyegobatman  It’s all Nancy’s fault!  Ha ha.}

Well, we are making this collaboration a monthly event, and this month’s theme was PUMPKINS.  Now, at first, I thought, “How much variety can you get with pumpkin projects, really?”  Well, these gals squashed my theory in no time flat.  You’ll find that no two projects are even close to being the same.

Here, let me show you what I mean:

15 Creative Pumpkin Projects...crafts, recipes, and more!

Now, that’s quite a collection, is it not?  I’m eager to hop around and soak up all these posts and pin the projects myself!  You’ll find all the links at the bottom of this post, so you can hop along with me.

But first, I have a tutorial on Burlap & Book Page Pumpkins to share!  Let’s get to it.

Burlap & Book Page Pumpkins: Easy Fall Decor

This is a great stash-buster project because rather than going out and buying a fake pumpkin from my local craft store to decorate, I used materials I had on hand to create my own.  D.I.Y. for the win!

Tutorial:

Step 1.  Cut out a circle of burlap.  Remember the swag I brought home from Haven Blog Conference?

Haven SWAG!

Well, in that mix was some burlap from Online Fabric Store.  (How did they know I’m obsessed with the stuff?)  So, I grabbed my beloved burlap, a pizza pan, and disappearing ink pen, and set to work cutting out a circle of burlap.

Cut Burlap

Keep in mind that your pumpkin will end up about half the size of the circle you draw.  The pizza pan ended up created my medium-sized pumpkin.

Step 2.  Thread some twine around the circumference of your circle.  (Did I just use “circumference” correctly?  It has been a long time since high school math.)

Thread Twine around the Circumference

Step 3.  Stuff your pumpkin!  Now, first, you’ll want to tug both ends of your twine, so you start to cinch up your burlap to create a pumpkin shape…

Cinched Pumpkin

…then, you can use crumpled up newsprint or tissue paper to stuff your pumpkin.

Stuff Pumpkin with scrap newsprint or tissue paper.

When it’s stuffed to the gills, you can cinch the pumpkin nearly shut.  But don’t tie it just yet!

Step 4.  Create your stem.  I created a slight cone shape with a piece of scrap paper and taped it together temporarily.

Create Stem

Then, I hot glued some twine around its exterior.  You can leave part of the bottom unfinished because that will be tucked inside the pumpkin.

Hot glue twine around your paper "stem."

Once you’ve nestled your twine stem into your pumpkin, then you can tightly cinch the burlap around the stem, tie a knot, and tuck the edges of the burlap and excess twine inside the pumpkin.  I don’t have a picture of this part, but nearly none of the stuffing should be visible…but if some is, never fear.  You’ll take care of it in the next step.

Step 5.  Create your leaves.  For the leaves, I decided to use the same damaged dictionary from my Book Page Banner and cut out the page with the word “harvest” (because, well, why not?!) using an x-acto knife.

Cutting a book page out of a damaged dictionary.

Flashback photo!

Then, I used my Elmer’s Spray Adhesive (affiliate link) to adhere the thin dictionary page to a piece of sturdy white cardstock.

Spray adhesive used to adhere book page to cardstock.

I spent way too long researching the shape of pumpkin leaves.  (Apparently, pumpkin leaves can take on various forms.)  Once I settled on one, I sketched out a few sets to match my trio of pumpkin sizes, and then cut them out.  Please ignore my tiniest set of leaves, which look like deformed starfish.

Cut Pumpkin Leaves

After cutting them out, I hot glued them close to the stem, covering up any sections where stuffing might be visible.

Step 6.  Twirl your tendrils!  This was my favorite part.  I used the same method my Mom and I used on my DIY Wedding Invitation Ornament project and tightly twirled a thin strip of dictionary paper (without cardstock) around a pencil.  I did this twice for each and made 6 total tendrils for my 3 pumpkins.  I applied them to my pumpkins with hot glue, as well.

Twirling pumpkin tendrils

And with that step, my burlap and book page pumpkins were complete!

Easy to make burlap and book page pumpkin. D.I.Y. Fall Decor!

Easy fall decor: make your own burlap and book page pumpkins.  Tutorial by thinkingcloset.com

Styling is not my strong suit, but I did my best to create a little fall vignette on our newly refinished buffet.  I used one of our mason jar lanterns and a free printable by Nest of Posies in a a frame that I switch out with each new holiday or season.  (At least, I try.  I won’t tell you that the printable in this frame prior to my autumn one said, “Happy Spring.”  Ahem.)

What do you think?

Burlap & Book Page Pumpkins - - super cute and easy fall decor!

Fall Vignette: Burlap & Book Page Pumpkins!

Thank goodness for air conditioning, which along with my new pumpkin decor, makes me forget, for a spell, that it’s a sauna outside.

Ignorance is bliss.

Still Hungry for Pumpkin Projects?

Good!  So am I.  Join me in visiting #myfavoritebloggers to see what they came up with for this month’s pumpkin theme.  It’ll be grand!

One Dog Woof: Mason Jar Pumpkin One Tough Mother: Pennant Banner Happy Hour Projects: Pumpkin Martini Creative Capital B: Pom Pom Pumpkins
Suburble:Pumpkin-Pie-Ice-Cream Pitter and Glink: Pumpkin Art It Happens in a Blink: Chevron Pumpkin The Thinking Closet: burlap_bookpage_pumpkin
Petals to Picots: Felted Pumpkin Ladybird Lane: Pumpkin Bread Seven Alive: Pumpkin Pie Smores One Artsy Mama: Pumpkin Pot
Do Small Things With Love: Mason Jar Pumpkin Lanterns 4 You with Love: Pumpkin Mousse Repeat Crafter Me: Yarn Pumpkins

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Lovely comments so far...

  1. This is a really neat project! I’m thinking craft paper would probably work as well, if you used a thick one and sewed it very carefully – you could probably even shape it a little better.
    Also, when you showed the rolled up paper for the stem, I thought you were going to push a few of those from the top to make those typical ridges down the side! If that makes sense.
    Either way, they’re really cute, and I give you a virtual pat on the back for a vignette well-styled! ;)
    xx Johanna
    Dear Life, We Need To Talk

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      I like where you’re going with this…. I have yet to attempt sewing paper, but it’s on my ever-growing-crafty-bucket list. I just feel like such a beginner sewist, still, I fear it might end in a craft fail. (Though a good story, no doubt.)

      And I think I know what you are describing with the using the rolled up paper to make the ridges down the sides; what a creative brain you have! I think we need to see Burlap and Book Page Pumpkins 2.0…Johanna style! ;-)

      I appreciate the back pat, too. I’m a bit insecure about my styling skills, so it means a lot! Ha ha.

  2. Oh, I just love this and can’t WAIT to try it! It’ll be fun checking out your bloggy friends’ posts, too . . . thank you! :)

  3. I simply LOVE these. I’m having a fall wedding, with lots of burlap. These would be SUCH a cute decor item, and then work perfectly in my home for Fall! Thanks for sharing!

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      A fall wedding?! Lots of burlap?! It sounds amazing, Kayla! And yes, anything you can use as wedding decor and then double as home decor is a win. That’s why I’m kicking myself still for selling most of my mason jar centerpieces. You’ll have to let me know if and when you share pics from your wedding, k? Eek! I’m so excited for you.

  4. Loving these, friend! So festive and yet not the traditional orange…nicely done!!!

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Thanks, Amy! I didn’t have any orange fabric on hand, and I was determined not to go out and make any more craft supply purchases on this one. My stash is already overflowing! ;-) #imsureyouunderstand #craftbloggerproblems

  5. Love these, Lauren! Also, the book page leaves would be something SO perfect for our house. Definitely going to try this!

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Yayzers! If you do give it a go, even in a slightly different form, you know you gots to send me pics so I can feature you in my next Reader Showcase, Tara!

      (And yes, I just wrote “you gots” on purpose…in case there was any question.) ;-) #englishmajorrebel

  6. oh those are cute and creative- i am in love with burlap right now and the book pages for leaves and I love how we are getting away from pumpkins being just orange (nothing in my home matches orange) very festive!!

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Ha ha. Nothing in my home matches orange, either, Kelly! Maybe that’s why I was rebellious and tackled some pumpkin decor using non-orange materials. ;-) Glad you enjoyed them, my friend!

  7. These are awesome! I especially love the book page accents – very clever.

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Thanks so much, Kirsten! For some reason, burlap and book page go together like Lucy and Ethel in my mind. They’re so different, but somehow, it just works!

  8. Yes! Pumpkin things are the best things! Those burlap pumpkins are adorable. Thanks for the list!

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      You’re welcome, Nicole! Hope you had fun exploring the pumpkin creations. Just completed the rounds myself, and I’m feeling the pumpkin inspiration to a mega-degree!

  9. Yeah for pumpkins! Super, super cute tutorial. My new favorite pumpkin thing is… (drum roll please) Pumpkin spiced chai! it is like two of the best things into one mega best thing! My favorite coffee place makes the BEST ones ever!

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Stop the presses. What?! There’s such a thing as pumpkin spiced chai?! How did I not know this?! It sounds heavenly, and I just might need to get in the car right now and road trip to your favorite coffee place just to try some (and to see you, too!).

  10. Lauren, these are simply gorgeous! I absolutely love the textures of the burlap/twine with the slick book pages…stunning!

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Thanks, Marilyn! I’m a fan of mixing up textures, too…but never quite put words on it. Thanks for helping me identify that! Had a blast with this themed post. You ladies are such a creative bunch!

  11. I’m so in love with these! I love anything that utilizes book pages! ;)

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Well, aren’t you a dear?! Thanks, Bethany. And it’s no surprise to me that you’re a fan of the literary element of this project. (You’ll be glad to know that I used a damaged book for this project; it pains me too much to think about tearing apart a perfectly good book just for the sake of a craft!)

  12. Amazing! Love them and can’t wait to see more!

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Thanks, Alex! Working on another fall decor project as we speak! #justcantgetenough Have a blast at Blog Podium! Can’t wait to hear all about it, my friend.

  13. Glenna Anderson says:

    Your pumpkin design is great! The burlap and book page combo is awesome!

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Aw, thanks, Glenna! Glad you approve! It came together nicely…which isn’t always the case when I dream up creations in my head. Ha ha.

  14. These pumpkins are so cute.. I love such easy and cute projects.. :)

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Aw, thanks, Hani! I’m trying for more quick-n-easy craft projects these days…because it turns out, I’m a slowpoke! ;-)

  15. Very very cute Lauren! And styled exceptionally well!! Thanks for the tutorial – pinning:)

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Why thank you, Krista! And thanks for the boost to my styling ego. That’s definitely an area in which I want to grow. Thanks for the pin-love, as well!

  16. They look great and the paper leaves really add some pizzazz!
    I too am going to look at the others now, starting with what looks like a knitted pumkin.

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      I do love me some pizzazz. Thanks for the compliment, Sharon! (And the reminder to use the word “pizzazz” in an upcoming post!)

      And that yarn-covered pumpkin is so cute…I love that it gives the illusion of being knitted, but it’s an optical illusion! Brilliant.

  17. I like your little pumpkins!! Does the glue work better than other glues? You’ve got me curious!!! :)

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      I first bought it when I was making a wedding scrapbook for my friends, and it was KEY for applying some of the intricately cut embellishments onto my pages…seriously, it would have been a mess otherwise. I have purchased a few other spray adhesives before, but none of them compare to Elmer’s brand. I’m not a rep for the company or anything – - just a genuine fan! If you try it out, let me know what you think, k? K!

  18. Love these! I have been gathering info from blog land as how to make velvet pumpkins. I do not have old pumpkin stems and these made from paper will work perfectly! Thanks!

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      I’m so glad my stem method will work for your velvet pumpkins! Oooo…the thought of velvet pumpkins is just divine! I’m sure they are going to be knock-out decor items. Would love to see a pic once your project is complete!

  19. this looks so fun! i love your pumpkins, they’re so cute! thanks for the shout out about the printable! pinned!
    happy weekend.

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Of course! Thanks for offering it up for us as a free download in the first place; I heart anything chalkboard and the quote plus the fonts you chose make it exquisite! Happy weekend to you, too!

  20. There looks like there are a lot of great pumpkin ideas in the blog hop. Just in time for fall!

    I love how your burlap pumpkins look! I have some burlap left over from carpet binding…I’ll have to give it a try.:)

    C

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      We hoped the timing would be right! (It seems like blogland and Pinterest are always a month or more ahead of actual holidays and seasons; I remember being flabbergasted at all the Halloween-related projects that were cropping up in August. Pretty soon, we’ll start seeing stuff for Christmas! Mark my words….)

      And I take it that you did your own carpet binding?! That’s so cool! Especially that you used burlap. Do you have a post on it? I’m behind on my Siestas & Sewing reading; gotta get caught up on all of your sew-tastic happenings!

      • Here’s the link: http://siestasandsewing.blogspot.com/2012/06/diy-carpet-binding.html

        It turned out pretty well. I’m ready for “real” area rugs, preferably something with a design on it to help hide all the inevitable stains from the kids and hubby. But John likes what we have and is in no hurry to replace the rugs!;)

        If you do get a chance to catch up on S&S reading, don’t feel like you have to comment on every post. It takes up precious time and I know you have a lot happening over here! I’ve been a bad blog buddy since school started (well, actually since sports conditioning started back in August). I read through everything in my blog reader but probably only comment every third or fourth post. I can’t spend all day on the computer…too much needs to be done!

        Have a great weekend, Lauren!

        • thethinkingcloset says:

          Thanks for the link to your DIY carpet binding tutorial…just checked it out, and I LOVE how it turned out! So professional. And it’s true, commenting is time consuming, but it is something I’m trying to get back into a routine with. I miss engaging with my bloggy buddies that way! But know that I don’t feel pressured by you at all…and I hope you know the same is true of me. If there’s radio silence for a while, I always know we can pick right back up where we left off!

          Happy autumn, Cindy and co.!

  21. This is so sweet, I love the book page top! That printable is lovely too!

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Thanks, Carlee! Yes, Nest of Posies does beautiful printables. It was hard to choose just one! Thanks for stopping by to check it out.

  22. Love these–and love that you used book pages too!

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Thanks, Katie! I’ve been a kick lately with both burlap and book pages; pretty soon, our whole house will be decorated in it! (I’m sure Mark will LOVE that.) ;-)

  23. Oooh, I love the look of the burlap with the book pages. I haven’t done any book page projects yet – still feels sacrilegious for some reason, but these are awfully cute! Well done, my friend!

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      I know, ChiWei…that’s why I refuse to cut apart books unless they are damaged. This one was an old musty dictionary from a thrift store that had a broken binding and water stains; otherwise, the book-lover in me just couldn’t stand the idea of taking an x-acto knife to its pages! #bookloverforlife

  24. Hello, I recently discovered your blog earlier this week when I was searching the web trying to find out about linky thingies – my search took me to your blogging tips which I found really useful, though scary that you wrote those when you were only 2 months into blogging! I’m only a bit more than that now but feel I’m nowhere near where you’d got to on your journey! It got me writing a ‘to do’ post on my blog in fact – and I added a link to your tips, hope that’s OK. Anyway, I was looking for the linky thing to start an Autumn collection, and as part of that I’ve just finished a pumpkin myself – http://wonkypatchwork.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/autumn-part-2-wonky-pumpkin.html
    I love your pumpkin and am now on the look out for some burlap to make one to add to my display. If you feel like adding your pumpkin to me linky collection that would be wonderful – I know several friends who would love it too! Thanks very much and glad I’ve found your blog now.

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Everyone’s journey is different, Sally, so please don’t compare my 2 months to your 2 months! Everyone’s will be different! And thanks for linking to my tips on your blog – - that’s more than okay; I’m honored! And I can’t wait to check out your pumpkin project. Thanks for the link and for the kind comment. So glad you’re in blogland, Sally!

  25. These are awesome! I’ve been making tons of pumpkins, but it’s always fun to see how someone else does it! I love the tendrils!
    BTW, we just moved to TN from SW FL 9 months ago….I am still waiting for fall to arrive here, it’s been way too hot!!!

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      The tendrils were the most fun part, by far! It was all I could do to stop after 6! Ha ha. And welcome to the tropics otherwise known as Florida! I’m sure you’re getting even higher highs than we are in Orlando…but I promise, if you can stick it out a few more months, you’ll be living life outside again while everyone up north is stuck inside. It does payoff eventually!

  26. Burlap and text on paper is such a good combination. You really knocked it out of the park! I’m thinking these would be gorgeous on my Thanksgiving table runner. Hmmm. Nice work, lady!

  27. Love these, Lauren! We must be kindred spirits, ’cause I came up with a burlap pumpkin, too… just a little different method!! Bookpage leaves are a great idea! Stop by and visit sometime… :-)

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      You already know what I think of your burlap pumpkin (that it’s AWESOME!). I love how different people can come up with such unique and creative methods for creating pumpkins out of the same material. That’s the power of the human brain for ya!

  28. shamene@sayitwithcake says:

    You did a good job, I love it!

  29. Such a unique and creative idea and with burlap no less – great! Congratulations on your Good Neighbor Nomination and enjoy the first week of Autumn.

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Thank you, Antoinette! I was so touched to receive the nomination! I adore Katherine from Pillows a-la-mode, and thought the whole idea of her giveaway was brilliant! And so selfless. Happy autumn to you, too!

  30. So, I can’t remember if I commented on these. I know I shared them on FB and pinned, but I wanted to tell you just how cute they are! I LOVE those little leaves! Adorable and genius!

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      You’ve shown this post so much love, it’s not even funny. Thank you, girlfriend! It’s not everyday you get complimented for being both adorable and genius at the same time! #honored

  31. These turned out amazing!! Love them!

    Samantha D

  32. The book pages are a great touch! Thanks for the tutorial :)

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      You’re ever so welcome, Denise! Let me know if you decide to tackle it…because that will totally make my day / week / month!

  33. These are really appealing!

  34. Beautiful job! I love the amount of detail you put into it. They look great. Don’t forget to link up to The DIY’ers. http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-diyers-30.html

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Why thank you, Kayla! Yes, I’m sort of a detail-oriented person when it comes to crafts…which can be a strength, and it can also be what makes me pull all-nighters when I’m too old to be pulling all-nighters. ;-)

  35. These are so cute, great use of your stash! I now need to scroll back up and look through all those other awesome pumpkin crafts.
    Thanks for sharing.

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Why thank you, Sarah! And I hope you find a mountain more of inspiration looking through the other pumpkin creations. In fact, I KNOW you will!

  36. Those burlap pumpkins are so adorable! What a clever idea!

    Ellya

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Thank you, Ellya! I’m delighted with how they turned out considering I’ve never tried crafting my own pumpkins before. Thank goodness this was a comedy and not a tragedy!

  37. Wow these are adorable! I’m actually so impressed. I think they are the first burlap pumpkins I really would like to make!! ;)
    Thanks for the tutorial. Great job!

  38. This is a super cute project I loooooooove it! I can think of many other ways to apply those ideas =D. probably very soon =P. Thanks so much for sharing this with me at Bewitch Me & Titi! Hope to have you back with more amazing shares! Hope you are having a marvellous week!!!

    XOXO
    Cami @ TitiCrafty.com

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      So happy to be back! I took a bit of a hiatus from the linky party thang, but I missed it so…especially the Bewitch Me & Titi party, so I’m back to play! Thanks for popping over to say hi and check out my creation, Camila. #sweetesthostessever

  39. These are adorable! I actually some something similar today but without the book pages. They really add something to the pumpkins. I may just go back and add some to mine! :)

    I found you over at the Dream to Reality link party. I hope you’ll stop over and see what we’ve been up to at 2IY sometime soon.
    Melissa

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      I’m sure your burlap pumpkins look fabulous, Melissa, book page embellishments or not! ;-) And I’m so glad you found me at the Dream to Reality link party. I’m just getting back into the swing of linking up after about a month off. Would love to visit you over at 2IY!

  40. What a cute and clever creation! I love using burlap in the fall. The book pages are just a perfect little touch!

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Hi Kim! Thanks for your enthusiastic comment! Glad to know I’m not the only one who is burlap-obsessed this fall. ;-) (It’s the best, isn’t it? Burlap everywhere, I say!)

  41. These are just too cute! I love the curly little leaves, just adorable!

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Aw, thanks for the feedback, Abby! I’m rather partial to those curly tendrils, too! Have a great rest of your week.

  42. <3 Thanks for linking up at the Lovely Ladies Linky! I'm featuring this on my fb page today. Too cute not to share! :)

  43. Oh my goodness! Those are seriously sooo cute!!

  44. These are adorable!

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Aw, thanks, Megan! Love what you did with your Dollar Tree Pumpkins. Thumbtacks totally transformed them from ho-hum to va-va-voom!

  45. What a fun group of pumpkin projects! I love your burlap pumpkins, and the book page leaves totally make them. Thanks for sharing your brilliant creativity once again!

    ~Abby =)

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      You are too kind, my friend! If ever I need a pick-me-up, I can just run a search in my comments for “Abby @ Just a Girl and Her Blog,” read through the lot of them, and then, surely, I can conquer the world after being bolstered by your affirming words. What a gal!

  46. These are super cute! Love the added book page leaves!
    Thanks for linking up to this week’s Catch a Glimpse Party! I’ll be featuring this tomorrow. :)

  47. Another great idea from you! You rock it girl. Thanks for sharing.
    Blessings,
    Patti

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Aw, thanks, Patricia! Thanks for stopping by to check out my projects and leave some comment love. I appreciate it!

  48. Love these, so cute! And you make it look so easy! :)

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Aw, Natalia. Thanks, girl! And they were one of my easier projects, I must say! Glad it came across that way, too. (Sometimes I worry if I overcomplicate things with my detailed instructions. Brevity is not my strong suit. Lol.) Have a great weekend!

  49. These are so cute! What a creative idea! Come link up with us at Craft Frenzy Friday at http://www.craftdictator.com! I’d love to see these on our link up!

  50. These are absolutely gorgeous! Pinning. Love burlap anyway but it’s so perfect for fall. If you get a chance I’d love for you to show them off at All Things Pretty. http://sparklesandastove.com/things-pretty-linky-party-27-features/

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Kathy, thanks for the pin and for your sweet comment! I’m so glad you’ve embraced my lil pumpkins with open arms!

  51. Hopping over from Whipperberry! Love the book page accents and anything burlap is awesome in my book!

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Thanks for hip-hopping my way! It makes me glad to know you share my love of burlap and book pages…they’re such complimentary mediums in my mind! Have a fantastic weekend.

  52. These are SO adorable!! I’ve been needing some more Fall decor around here.. and I happen to have extra burlap! Guess what I’ll be doing tomorrow? ;)

    PS Would love it if you linked up: http://theculturedcavewoman.com/2013/09/27/simplified-saturdays-1/

    Have a great weekend! :)

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Ha ha. I chuckled to read your blog title! Love it, Brenae. Also, I’m glad to know you might have found some inspiration in this project…I think that extra burlap is just crying out to be transformed into some cutie pumpkins, whad’ya think?

      Okay, and seriously, if you tackle it, will you send me a pic? One of my favorite things is showing off my readers, and once a season I do a Reader Showcase. I would love to include you in my next one!

      Happy weekend to you, too.

  53. Totally darling! Burlap is such a great fabric for fall projects. I’ll be featuring these on my blog tomorrow!

    http://www.sumossweetstuff.com

    Thanks for linking up to the Block Party!
    Sumo:)

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Glad you share my affinity for all things burlap! And I’m honored for the feature, Sumo. Thanks, girlfriend!

  54. These are SO cute. I may just have to try one myself this weekend! Linking to your post at http://daffodilsathome.com/2013/09/28/daffodils-weekend-links-11/.
    Have a great weekend!

  55. These are so cute, I love them!!! Pinning them, and thanks so much for sharing at my link party!

  56. This whole setup is beautiful. I especially love the print you have in the frame, it made me smile. ;) Thanks for sharing how you made the pumpkins, they are gorgeous and so perfect for fall. You did an amazing job.

    I’d love it if you linked this up over at Living Well Spending Less for Thrifty Thursday this week! http://www.livingwellspendingless.com/category/thrifty-thursday/

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Ahhh! You’re Ruth of Living Well Spending Less! I bought your eBook the other day when you had the huge sale on Amazon and am already nearly half-way through it, soaking up every word. Thank you for sharing your wisdom with us! Also, it’s a great education for me because one of my dreams for 2014 is to write an eBook, so as I read, I’m constantly stepping back to evaluate it all, thinking, “I need to do that when I write an eBook,” or “This worked well because x, y, and z.” Anyway, all that rambling just to say THANK YOU.

      And thanks for the personal invite to your linky party! I’ll be sure to stop by. Cheers! -Lauren

  57. Very creative using the book pages with your pumpkins.

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Thanks so much, Eva! It was definitely a rare light-bulb moment when I thought of it…and I’m glad it turned out the way it did! (Not all of my ideas do, lol.)

  58. These are adorable and easy! Love them!

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Thanks, Angela! And when I saw your name, I perked up because I used to teach with an Angela Esposito…and she shared your likeness, too! So happy to “meet” you.

  59. Hello Hello Lauren! I think your pumpkins are just too cute and for that I will be featuring them tomorrow. Hooray! ;) have a great night

  60. Marmie/Lauren's mom says:

    These burlap pumpkins are wonderful, Lauren! I can even see making great big ones for a porch or clustered in all different sizes nestled in a fire place.

    That quote about Autumn is just lovely!

    What a wonderful idea to collaborate with other bloggers around a theme.
    I was excited something close to our pumpkin cookies…but no pumpkin soup?
    Next time! :-)

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Ooo yes! I could see some big burlap and book page pumpkins fitting in nicely on the 319 porch or atop the brick by the fire-place (beside the wooden clogs).

      And yes, it was really fun to see the creative ideas that each blogger had with this pumpkin theme! No two were alike! (Sigh…no pumpkin soup! I might have to share that blogland sometime soon…with your permission, of course. It almost feels like a secret family recipe!)

  61. Thanks so much for sharing!

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      You’re welcome, Chelsea! Also, I love the play on words in your blog title! #Englishmajorforlife

  62. These are so precious! Love them! I’m also in love with that chalkboard-esque print you’ve got them paired with – where did you find/how did you make that??

  63. Love this project! Easy, and I don’t have to spend any money! Our local organic coffee roaster has burlap bags for free in the shop…I grab them sometimes for many ideas I have for them…and now have more to do with them! Perfect for Fall.

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      I wish we had a local organic coffee roaster with free burlap bags! I’d visit them on a regular basis for two of my favorite things: burlap and yummy hot drinks. :-)

      Let me know if you tackle the pumpkin project with your burlap bags. I’d love to see how they turn out, Sarah!

  64. Lauren, these are super cute! I am in love with burlap and you made these look so easy! Thanks for sharing this I can’t wait to try these!

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Thanks, Mackenzie! And I’m glad it looked easy because they really were! Thanks so much for featuring them at your linky party this week; such a treat!

  65. These are so cute!! You come up with the most creative projects and style them perfectly every time! I’ll be featuring these at tomorrow night’s Get Your DIY on party!! Can’t wait to see what you link up to furniture makeover week! :)
    XO,
    Christy

  66. Now that it’s almost December here, I wish it was a sauna outside. :) These are great burlap pumpkins! I think I remember seeing them gracing your living room in October. And I love the Monthly themed group. Looking forward to seeing the next ones!

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      And I wish for snow! (Must be that whole grass-is-greener thing.) So glad you enjoyed this post and the monthly themed group! I took October off, but was back in action this November with our theme of Gifts for $20 or Less, so stay tuned!

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