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Upcycled Decor – Vintage Inspired Pumpkin

Upcycled Decor - Vintage Inspired Pumpkin

Isn’t it nice to give new life to something old-especially decorative home items? I really like the satisfaction of transforming something tired and forgotten into something fresh and new…a piece that can take center stage in any arrangement.

 Upcycled Decor - Vintage Inspired Pumpkin

I found a lightweight, Styrofoam apple while walking through the local thrift store. It was dusty, dirty and best of all, cheap! I realized right away that with some help of May Arts Ribbon, I could transform it into an amazing centerpoint for my fall decorations.

 Upcycled Decor - Vintage Inspired Pumpkin

It only took a few, easy steps to make the apple into a pumpkin!

 Upcycled Decor - Vintage Inspired Pumpkin

To finish the pumpkin, I adhered a stem that I had saved from last year’s jack-o-lanterns with hot glue.

 Upcycled Decor - Vintage Inspired Pumpkin

I love how the canvas vintage printed ribbon gives a lovely texture to the pumpkin, creating natural “ribs”. The spattering of colors suggest fall, even though the images aren’t specifically for the season. Also, the frayed edges provide such a nice, homey feel.

 Upcycled Decor - Vintage Inspired Pumpkin

By Karen Baker




Other Supplies Used:

  • Styrofoam Apple
  • Button
  • Hot Glue
  • Pumpkin Stem


Products Referenced in This Post

  1. TracyM #6773

    Fabulous transformation Karen!!!

  2. erin

    Oh, my, goodness!!! Love it. And now I’m drooling over these ribbons….

  3. Laura Strack

    Your apple turned pumpkin, really turned out lovely! Wonderful transformation and that ribbon was the perfect choice!! I love seeing before and after pics. Kinda makes you want to go buy all the ugly plastic fruit from the thrift-stores and give them a makeover 😉 TFS!


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