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Decorative Stitched Pumpkin Wall Decor with Kristine McKay

In full disclosure . . . I do not sew.  It’s a skill that I’ve always admired in others.  After hosting dozens of sewing shows and being inspired, I broke down and finally bought a sewing machine! I cannot wait to explore all the creative sewing projects this will allow me to create… but I decided to start small and created the pumpkin wall décor below.

I usually like to include step-by-step instructions with my tutorials.  However, the sizing for this particular project really depends on what type of frame you select.  So, I’ve included the basic supplies and will walk you through how I created it.

Decorative Stitched Pumpkin Wall Decor

Items needed:

Tools Needed:

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Steps for Decorative Stitched Pumpkin Wall Decor

  1. If you need to paint your frame, start with dark black or brown paint. When it is dry add white paint. Sand or slightly distress to show the darker paint below.  Complete the “distressed look” by lightly brushing on some gold or copper Tonic Nuvo Mousse.
  2. Cut the burlap and chipboard to fit inside of the frame.
  3. If you need to paint your frame, start with dark black or brown paint. When it is dry add white paint. Sand or slightly distress to show the darker paint below.  Complete the “distressed look” by lightly brushing on some gold or copper Tonic Nuvo Mousse.
  4. Use the spray adhesive to adhere the burlap to the chipboard.
  5. Cut out the size of pumpkin you desire out of the solid orange fabric. I free handed this and purposely didn’t make it a perfect pumpkin shape to add character.
  6. Either use spray adhesive or adhesive interfacing to attach the heavy Muslin or canvas to the back of the pumpkin shape and trim around it (I did this just to stabilize the fabric).
  7. I used various decorative stitches to create the lines in the pumpkin, then used a finishing stitch around the edges.
  8. Hot glue onto the burlap piece tucking the twig in the top to create the pumpkin stem.
  9. Hot glue the burlap into the frame.
  10. Attach the “Fall” letters onto the jute twine to create a banner.
  11. Adhere across the top of the frame.

Voila!!! You have a quick and inexpensive piece of Fall Décor that you can display from Halloween until Christmas.

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One Response to Decorative Stitched Pumpkin Wall Decor with Kristine McKay

  1. Midge Palmer September 29, 2016 at 12:54 pm #

    This is adorable Kristine!