Purple Pumpkin?

 That's right - purple!  I've seen so many pumpkins in different colors - traditional orange, black, white, pastel pink and blue - so I decided to jump out of the box and go with purple!  

Welcome back to 10 on the 10th, a group of bloggers sharing ideas and inspiration for under $10.  Our theme this month is 'Harvest' and pumpkins have been harvested around here by the thousands. But, I didn't get my pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, mine came from the dollar store.

That's right, one of those bright orange, styrofoam beauties.  This one didn't even have the stem centered!  Ha!
Before we get started you're going to notice that my pumpkin is painted light gray.  That's because I thought I was going to do something else with it and then changed my mind.  I know you know what I'm talking about...wink, wink!
OK, let's get started.....
A friend had given me some beautiful purple corduroy fabric.  It wasn't even a half-yard, so there were limits as to what could be done with it.  I cut a piece that was large enough to go around my little pumpkin and got to work.  
I added some glue and smoothed it out over the surface of the pumpkin.
I wrapped the fabric around the center of the pumpkin, smoothing it into each crease.  
I wanted to keep the 'shape' of the pumpkin.  You can see what I mean here:
The fabric was smoothed and glued to the bottom.  A small hole was cut in the top and the fabric was folded (to allow for the curve) and pressed into the hole with some glue.

Next, a stem was needed.  I've started saving them so I chose the one that looked best and spray-painted it gold.
After gluing it on, I wrapped a couple of rubber band around it to hold it in place until it was dry.
After using a lint roller on it, the purple pumpkin was ready for display.
I love mixing jewel tones in with the traditional Fall colors.  What colors are you using?

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  1. Beautiful Ann, love the color and the stem. Stems make a pumpkin don't you think?

    Cindy

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    1. Thank you, Cindy. I agree and I love using real stems!

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  2. Great minds think alike!! Love the purple!

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    1. Yes, they do! My fall colors needed something unique.

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    1. Thanks, Tammy. It was my favorite of the bunch. I'm going to have some great ones to dry this year.

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  4. I love that you stepped out of the box, the purple looks amazing with the autumn colors. I need to start saving pumpkins stems yours looks amazing gold! Great job Ann.

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    1. Real pumpkin stems are the best, Terrie and my fall colors needed a boost. Purple seemed to fit the bill!

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  5. I love purple and I think that you just reminded on how much I really do! This is a gloriously rich pumpkin and the stem sets it off perfectly!

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    1. Thank you, Jemma. I thought it added a nice pop of color.

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  7. Just beautiful! I love that pop of color. It's so bold and perfect for fall...they do say that those jewel tones are coming back. And seriously, in recent years, I've seen all sorts of colored pumpkins at the farmstand that I'd never seen before. I wouldn't be surprised if one year a purple one popped up...an eggplant pumpkin hybrid perhaps? Hahaha.

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    1. Thanks, Kim. I really love jewel tones and when I dug out this piece of fabric I knew I was on to something.
      Have a great week!

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  8. Beautiful! Found you at the Meraki Link Party :)

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer. I'm so glad you found me!

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  9. I love purple pumpkins and have a few in my collection. Beautiful work.

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  10. So pretty Ann! I love all the colors out there this year. I think your purple pumpkin is perfect!

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    1. Thank you, Denise. I really wanted to try something new this year!

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  11. A perfect purple pumpkin and it's so pretty against the orange pumpkins in your display. Very striking!

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    1. Thank you, Allyson. I'm so glad I found a purpose for that purple fabric!

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  12. Your pretty purple pumpkin is a standout Ann - congrats for being featured on Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy this weekend! :-)

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  13. I want one! This is so cute, I can't stand it. You're being featured on the Little Cottage Link Party tomorrow!

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    1. Thank you, Kristie - you should make one. I know you've got the talent!

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  14. Your purple fabric pumpkin is stunning !
    Thank you for sharing with us at Meraki Link Party
    Naush

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    1. Thank you, Naush. I'm so glad you like it!

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  15. I love the way purple is becoming a Halloween color. Your purple pumpkin is lovely! Thanks for linking up with me!

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

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    1. It's always a pleasure to link up with you, Michelle!

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  16. Cute color and unexpected! Thank you for linking up with us at Embracing Home and Family!

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    1. Thank you, Jenn. It is a little 'out of the box'!

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  17. I love the different colored pumpkins each year. This year I mostly used navy. I really like your purple version though. Thanks for sharing it this week. #HomeMattersParty

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    1. I really wanted to change it up this year and that fabric was just sitting there...Thanks for stopping by, Donna!

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  18. I love it! It's so fun to play around with non-traditional colors for the holidays. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Farmhouse Friday!

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