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.
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.
It only took a few, easy steps to make the apple into a pumpkin!
- I measured and cut lengths of 2.5” May Arts Cotton Blend with Vintage Inspired Print Ribbon (Brown Type) that was long enough to cover the apple from top to bottom.
- I then adhered the ribbon on the top of the apple using hot glue.
- I continued covering the apple until it was completely covered in the ribbon.
- On the top side of the apple, I covered the seams with a button that was tied with May Arts Burlap Ribbon in Natural for a finishing touch. The top of the apple is actually the bottom of my new pumpkin!
To finish the pumpkin, I adhered a stem that I had saved from last year’s jack-o-lanterns with hot glue.
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.
By Karen Baker
Other Supplies Used:
- Styrofoam Apple
- Hot Glue
- Pumpkin Stem