Black Lace Pumpkins
I feel kind of silly calling this a tutorial.
If it is one, it is one of the easiest you will ever see!
I did a post last week showing you my Fall Mantel/Fantel.
Some of you asked about my black pumpkins.
I spent the last couple of weeks stalking Pinterest looking for pinteresting (get it?) pumpkin looks.
I started out looking at the velvet pumpkins, which I have always loved.
I think they are just gorgeous, but there were two things that kept me from making them.
The price of the velvet, and the fact that I would have to sew..
Mostly the fact that I would have to sew. I have been a touch lazy lately when it comes to crafts.
I want to just imagine it in my head and have it appear before me in real life.
Of course, if I ever really did that I guess I would be taken away and dissected
by the government to find out how they could turn that talent into a weapon..or a presidential candidate..
So – I turned to other pumpkin inspiration.
I fell completely in love with these, which is not surprising as I adore anything black and white.
The price tag that Horchow has on them is a hefty $195. I knew I could make them for less..
In fact, I think my 11 year old granddaughter could do make them for less – sheeeeshh.
So I bought some sequins, glue, and pumpkins and was ready to go.
That was when reality hit. I was actually going to have to glue each sequin on.. one at a time..
Lazy crafter mood hits again.
So I did what any lazy crafter would do, I procrastinated.
Which is when I found this.
Whoa baby.. come to Mama.
Now this I could do.
They took lace fabric and placed it around a white pumpkin, stitching it into place.
But I don’t need no stinkin fabric.
I decided to make it even easier, I would just use lace tights..will the lazyness ever end folks?
Hey, at least I took them off first…
I maneuvered them around to find the best look
I started out with the leftover fabric at the top of the pumpkin and I put a pony tail holder around it.
Then I decided it really needed a stem, don’t ask why it didn’t have one, because you don’t want to know..
So I brought the knot down to the bottom of the pumpkin, and put in a hole in the top for the stem.
I had to make a stem – (don’t ask)
I cut up one of the dried pods from an old flower arrangement, and glued that on
along with a little curly thing that was in the same arrangement..
I am edging up on that crafter of the year prize aren’t I? Do I have your vote?
And then, just because I’ve got crafty ideas coming out of my eyeballs, I decided to
use a black sharpie marker around the base of the stem where the lace was uneven so it blended..
“Yeah – you blend”
(Name that movie)
I put together a couple of these and popped them on my Fantel.
And I actually really like them – especially how quick they were to make!
I started with silver pumpkins rather than white, but I like the way they go with the
mercury glass and silver I have on the mantel.
So there you have it. Another example of my uber impressive crafting skills at work..
Next week I plan on showing you how I am also ahead of the curve when
it comes to fashion trends – watch for my one legged black lace tights reveal on my wardrobe post..
I think they will soon be taking the fashion world by storm..