PUMPKIN DECOR | Using an Old Pair of Jeans

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Styling our homes for the change of seasons is something we love to do! It’s always fun to break out all of the seasonal decor. Better yet, it’s more rewarding to create unique additions to our stash!


We also love to re-purpose and upcyle items we have lying around the house.


We’re excited to show you how EASY it is to transform a plastic bucket into a new, darling pumpkin decor, using an old pair of jeans!

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

Tap the video above to see how easily you can transform an old pumpkin bucket into a darling denim pumpkin in just minutes!

OPTIONAL: PAINT PUMPKIN

Painting the pumpkin is completely optional.


I was originally intending to wrap my plastic pumpkin in burlap, and I didn’t want the bright color of the pumpkin to show through.


Choose what type of fabric you want to use, and decide if painting the pumpkin is necessary.

UPCYCLE AN OLD PAIR OF JEANS

Do any of you have a stash of old denim jeans that have holes in them, or maybe don’t fit well anymore?


I keep my stash handy in my craft room for any type of DIY I may want to tackle in the future.

To begin, cut a leg from the pants.


Then wrap the pumpkin with the jeans about half way, to get an idea of how long the denim strips will need to be.


Cut the leg to the desired length.

Then trim several strips of the denim jeans about 2″ wide.


Using my rotary cutting kit really speeds up the process when cutting several pieces!


The clear ruler lets you see through to the fabric so you know exactly where you’ll be cutting.

APPLYING JEANS TO PUMPKIN

Prior to painting the pumpkin, I traced the top edge of the pumpkin onto a large paper plate. After cutting the opening out, I taped it onto the pumpkin.


Applying the strips of jeans is super easy!


Place a small amount of hot glue near the center of the paper plate.

Then apply a strip of the cut jeans onto the glue. Repeat at the bottom edge of the pumpkin.


(I poked a hole in the center with a pair of scissors to stick the fabric in. This will also be where you’ll attach the pumpkin stem at the end.)

As I began working around the top of the pumpkin, I decided to trim off the top edge of the denim strip at an angle, creating a triangle piece when cut off.


This gave me a little more room to attach the denim strips into the hole without having a huge bulk of excess fabric.


Continue applying your fabric strips all the way around the pumpkin.

EMBELLISHING THE PUMPKIN

To spruce this pumpkin decor up a bit, I decided to cut the side seams and add them around the pumpkin.


This mimics the indentations of a pumpkin and adds a bit more character.


You could use anything for this step. A coordinating fabric, jute, ribbon, yarn…be creative and make it your own.

Last year we purchased some vintage knobs and handles to use as pumpkin stems. It is so fun to repurpose vintage items into our crafts!


I love how aged and worn they are. These add just that much more character to these darling pumpkins!


Simply apply to the center hole of the pumpkin with hot glue.


I also cut some leaves out of some scraps of fabric, and attached them to the top with hot glue.


Then to finish them off, I tied a thick piece of rope around the vintage handle.

This is such an easy way to upcycle and transform an old plastic trick-or-treat bucket.


And of course you can use any kind of fabric you want!


I’m loving the way they look on our front porch!


We’ve styled them on the farmhouse bench with the reversible Dollar Tree Rug Pillow we made.


Thanks for spending a little time with us today.



And as always here at Sunny Side Design

WE HOPE TO BRING YOUR HOME TO THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET!

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  • Karins Kottage
    Karins Kottage
    on Sep 23, 2020

    I love recycled jean ideas! This turned out so cute! I think I need to make some! You are welcome to come link up to my Centerpiece Wednesday linky party in my blog and share idea! Karinskottage.com

    Karin

  • S
    S
    on Sep 23, 2020

    Too cute!

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