Ruffled Pumpkin….

Bought several pumpkins from Dollar Tree,

Now what to do, what to do,

Took me a long time before I decided on a pumpkin with ruffles...

Isn't it cute?

Here's how...

Used a stencil knife to cut out the stem, then primed with white paint.

Ripped 6, 1 1/4" wide strips using Osnaburg muslin (love it, rips well)

Gathered the fabric on the top of the long edge, and starting pinning to pumpkin. I  didn't hem the fabric, and just overlapped the edges at the end of each row.

Kept adding another row until I reached the top. Once I had all the rows done I went back and hot glued, removed pins.  So Shabby!

I had a remnant piece of burlap ribbon and tucked inside, and put a Dollar Tree black crow on top.

A closeup, loving it!

Got to go, need to make a few more!

What have you been doing with your pumpkins?

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  1. Hi Cathy! That is so cute. I never would have thought of that! I just spray painted three of those $T pumpkins today. 2 Black and 1 white. I think I'm gonna put some beads on mine since I haven't seen that yet. What do you think?

    • Hi Andrea, I think that would be cool! On the black glittery rhinestones, gosh the possibilities are endless. Do they have them at the Dollar Tree? Maybe I should head over!

  2. I found some jewelry beads at GW that I'm gonna use. Check out my last thrifty finds post to see them... I shared your post on my FB page =)

  3. Hey Cathy...just realized I had a blonde moment. I wrote 2 thrifty finds posts today but only published one. You won't be able to see the beads yet. Sorry =(

  4. My first ruffled pumpkin that I've seen this year. Adorable!

  5. This is so cute!! I love the ruffles! What an adorable pumpkin!

  6. Hi Cathy,
    Found you on Debbiedoos Newbie list and I love the pumpkin, it's so adorable. I'm following you now and I hope you will do the same.


  7. WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY! Cute, love this idea, and I have to say it is the first I have seen one like it. Thanks for sharing.

  8. This is so cute.Im a new follower to your blog.I think what tops of this cute pumpkin is the crow ,how adorable.Thanks for sharing.Hope to see you again soon!

  9. Adding those ruffles make it look absolutely adorable and the little crow is the perfect accent. Inspiring idea! I admire your sewing skill! Thanks for sharing. Visiting from the newbie party. Have a great week ahead!~Poppy

  10. these pumpkins are adorable! Ruffles and pumpkins? Who knew!

  11. This is so cute and unique! I have not seen another ruffled pumpkin out there! What a great idea! Saw you at Debbie Doos.

  12. What a romantic little pumpkin! andrea@townandprairie

  13. What a wonderful ruffled pumpkin, Cathy. TFS your process on creating it. I loveto sew so it was a real treat to see this special pumpkin. Gorgeous. I am a follower, and I have picked up your blog button. Hope you will join my new blog as well, and grab my blog button as well. Enjoy your week. Look forward to getting to know you. Hugs,Gayle

  14. What a cute little pumpkin! Love the idea :)

  15. I love your ruffled pumpkin! It looks so cute with the crow on it! I am now a follower. I would love it if you would check my blog out too!


  16. Great idea! I am still trying to figure out what to do with my Dollar Tree Pumpkin!

    I stumbled this!

  17. Adorable ruffled pumpkin!

  18. I adore your pumpkins, I've featured you on blog today, hope that's okay with you!

  19. Very sweet!! Stopped by from Coastal Charm, Martina

  20. Hi lovely lady. I love this for fall. Im your newest folllower on your sweet blog.
    I hope you come follow me also. I just put my newest Tablescape on my blog.
    Have a great day.

  21. what an adorable ruffled pumpkin it is! so very sweet! thanks for sharing...i do believe believe this is going to be on my weekend agenda! : )

  22. This is the cutest pumpkin!! And so unique!! I love it!!

  23. Love the ruffled pumpkin. Great idea, thanks for sharing.

  24. What a great idea - so unique. Thanks for linking to The Stuff Of Success.

  25. Cute as can be! I'm visiting from Debbiedoo's and so glad to find you. I think we have a lot in common. Stop by and say hi when you can....there's a giveaway going right now. :-)


  26. What a cute idea!! Great job!


  27. What a creative idea! Why not ruffle a pumpkin? I love it!

  28. How cute! I would never have thought of ruffled pumpkins!

    Found you thru DebbieDoos. Stop by and visit sometime!

  29. That is cute and something I haven't seen before...good job

  30. Wow, This is so pretty! I hope to see you at My Dream Canvas.

  31. Love this!

    Thanks for your sweet visit


  32. Love your pumpkin frills...looks great!

  33. Love the ruffles, Cathy! I made fabric pumpkins this year!

  34. I love the shabby pumpkin, looks fabulous. Great tutorial too.


  35. The ruffled pumpkin is a fabulous idea. i must try this. Thanks for sharing!


  36. Cathy that is so darling! I just love this idea and we are so glad you shared it with us at Inspiration Friday this week!

  37. CYUTE Idea!!! Ruffled pumpkins! Who'd have ever thought to do that??? I think that's a real keeper! The crow and next on top are adorable. Thanks so much for linking up with Pearls and Lace Thursday! What a great post!
    Blessings, Doni

  38. Adorable pumpkin. Love it. Visiting you from A Creative Princess party. Have a great weekend and I'll be back!

  39. This is darling~ love the ruffles and how perfect on a pumpkin!! Sharing this on FB~ thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

  40. Love the ruffled pumpkin!

  41. Hi! I featured this here, pinned on Pinterest and posted on fb. Thanks for linking up at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

  42. cutest pumpkin ever!

    found your lovely post via thegirlcreative and would love to have you visit the great giveaway i have at the moment!



  43. I adore your scrappy little pumpkin! Featuring this tonight. Thanks for sharing with air your laundry Friday.


  44. Very nice! Thank you for joining me at HSH Fall Open House! I'm late getting around, last week internet troubles.:)

  45. Everyone is right too cute thanks for stopping by I will be back to visit!

  46. I've never seen a prettier pumpkin! Love it! :)

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