Thursday, September 20, 2012

Plastic Bag Stuffed Pumpkins

I found a pumpkin on Pottery Barn's website the other day that I really liked. It was around $20 for a small one, so I decided to be inspired to make something similar myself. I used materials that were leftover from other projects, and so I didn't have to spend any money on this project.  Here are the materials that I used - plastic grocery bags, fabric, jute twine and some burlap.

I began by taking several grocery bags and stuffing them into one making a circular shape. 

Then I cut a rectangle out of the leftover canvas fabric that I had from our mudroom project.  I wrapped the fabric around the bag.
Then I took twine and wrapped it around the shape to make the indentations that a pumpkin has and it also was securing the fabric.

Finally I used some burlap to roll up and make a stem. I simply tucked it under the jute twine to secure it. I ended up making two, and I am excited that it was a quick and easy project for fall.

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  1. What a great idea! This is so cute!

  2. What a great way to recycle those plastic bags!! Brilliant filler idea!!
    Happy to be neighbors on 52 mantels today :D Great minds really do think alike haha


  3. I will never look at plastic bags the same way again. You are a genius. These look great...take that Pottery Barn :)

  4. Megan,
    Thanks for stopping by!! I love this idea of using bags for the basis of pumpkins!! I just may have to try this myself!!

    Thanks so much for the inspiration!!


  5. One of the best ways to use up old plasctic bags! Love your plaspumpkin! -K

  6. You are amazing!! I found your blog from the DIY Dreamer BlogLovin Blog Hop! Loving your blog!! Im your newest follower on BlogLovin!! Feel free to follow back!! Have a great weekend!

  7. Megan these are so cute! You are flap-jacking creative (that's very creative :) Off to dig for fabric...

    xoxo, Tanya

  8. What a good idea to use plastic bags! Great recycle project

  9. Cut-It-Out! This is too cool for school! You smart cookie you- I am Really loving this idea!!!!

  10. Great way to use those nasty bags that are every where. A great up-cycle project, and a darn cute one too! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  11. So I saw this on Alderberry Hill's party, and I just had to see it. Then I click and of course it is your site. You guys do the cutest things. Seriously!


    P.S. I am totally gonna make some of these now!

  12. Well, I do find uses for these plastic bags like for cleaning the cat box, this pumpkin idea is much better! Clever, thanks

  13. What a fantastic idea! Love how cheap and simple these are to make.

  14. Wonderful and creative idea! Great way to use up them plastic bags!


  15. Love that you used...trash for your project!!
    Homa Style is having a No Orange Autumn Display Link Party tomorrow on Wednesday and would love to see your creation there. Here's the link...

  16. I so should do this with the pile of plastic bags I have! Great job. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  17. I need to make some of these. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing at the All Star Block Party.


  18. I am getting ready to do a retail window display and these will be nice accent pieces. Thanks for sharing.

  19. These are so cute! I wanted to stop by and let you know that you were featured today at Just Us Four. I hope you will stop by and check it out.

    Thanks again for linking up to the Pinworthy Projects Party.

  20. I love this!! Thanks for the great idea. :)

    Thanks so much for linking up at Romance on a dime!

  21. Thank you so much for linking to Homa Style’s No Orange Autumn Display Link Party. Your "trash" pumpkins made me smile and I was excited to show it to my readers. Homa Style will be hosting a Simple Holiday Handmade Gift Idea Link Party {Please no sale items} on Oct 31. Hope to see you there. Thanks again!


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