{rustic burlap pumpkins}

You all know I ♥ burlap, and it especially fits the fall season, and into Christmas.  I made these rustic burlap pumpkins last November for our Thanksgiving table centerpieces, and I am in love with them still. I couldn’t wait to pull them out again this fall! They make a charming addition for the whole fall season, and can be used on mantels, front porches, tablescapes, and more.

They are incredibly easy to make, and because they’re so rustic, the key to their charm is in their imperfection. It only took me about 30 minutes to make seven of them, so it’s also a project you can tackle and finish in a short period of time.  I love that you can make them as large or as small as you like, really making them possible to fit in any space!
Are you ready?  Here’s how to make them!
-sticks for the stem (I got mine from my backyard)
-old tee shirt, hand towel, dishrag, etc.
-piece of twine
-straight pins
1.  Decide how approximately how large you want your pumpkin to be, and cut a square piece of burlap accordingly.  The pumpkin above is a medium size pumpkin, and the burlap piece is about 20 inches square.
2.  Roll up an old tee shirt or hand towel and place in the middle of the burlap.  For smaller pumpkins, you can use small tee shirts or a couple of old wash rags.
3.  Gather up all the edges of the burlap square, and bring them into the center.  Tie it shut with a piece of twine.
4.  Take those separate pieces of burlap that are now standing up out of the twine one at a time, fold them down, and use a straight silver pin to secure to the pumpkin.  Try to poke it into the tee shirt/towel inside–it will be much more secure.
5. Once all the pieces are pinned down, you’re able to place your stick right in the middle for the stem!  I found some sticks in my backyard, and cut them to size.
That’s it!  SO cute!

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