A Denim Pumpkin Sign

 It's September and that means pumpkin season.  

I'm always trying to come up with something new and unique and this time I started with a dollar store pumpkin sign that really needed some help!
I actually spotted this at the end of the season last year at the dollar store.  I had no use for a 'J', especially one with smeared paint; but that didn't matter, I had other plans for it!
Welcome to the Creative Craft Hop hosted by Sara from Birdz of a Feather.   If you just came from Gail @ Purple Hues and Me, welcome to the Cottage.  At the bottom of this post I'll direct you to the next stop on this hop, but be sure to visit all of the other stops for some amazing inspiration. They will all be listed.  Now on to this project...

After removing the ribbon and metal leaf, I made a pattern.
I  carefully folded the pattern along the lines.
Then it was cut apart and the denim was cut.
Glue was spread and each piece was put in place.
The extra fabric was wrapped around the back, snipped, and glued.
It was time to add some detail.
A bead of glue was added.
And the seams were placed down.
I wasn't loving that stem.
So I tore and wrinkled some pieces from a paper bag to create a more life-like stem.
The only thing left was a bow.  I used some burlap ribbon and added faux leaves for color.
That sad pumpkin sign now had a new life.  
For more pumpkin inspiration, be sure to visit Dollar Store Pumpkins - 4 Ways!

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Remember, this is a blog hop so it's time to visit Donna @ Modern on Monticello. 

Once you've stopped by to see her, be sure to visit all of the others for more inspiration!  Here's the list:


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Comments

  1. Ann how cute! I love how you used the seams to make it 3D. Such a cute craft! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  2. Such a cute craft! Using the seams from the jeans was genius! Thanks for sharing - saving for later.

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    1. Thanks, Tammy. It was time to start using the denim I've been saving.

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  3. I LOVE this Ann! I think it will be my favourite pumpkin decor project this year :)

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  4. Oh Ann, this is so cute. Love this idea, you are so creative and what an idea to use the trim piece of denim to make the 3D effect. I love it!

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    1. Thanks, Terrie. I knew I was saving those pieces for something!

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  5. What a fantastic make over Ann!! I love the way you added the denim seams, they add such great interest and texture! Using the wrinkled brown paper on the stem is genius too, adorable!
    Jenna

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    1. Thank you, Jenna. The stem it came with just wasn't going to cut it. A brown paper bag was an easy solution!

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  6. What a great idea! I love the denim look. Pinned!

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  7. Your creative juices went into overflow with this very unique idea, Ann! What a great decorative pumpkin design! Love using denim with the seams!

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    1. Thanks, Gail. Sometimes you see something, look through your stash of 'stuff' and know exactly what you're going to do!

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  8. That's just darling, Ann! I love your creativity. I made over the same pumpkin last year...I like yours better. Mine might be getting a second makeover now. 😉

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    1. Thanks, Kim. I have no doubt that yours is lovely too!

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  9. Ann, I have never seen a denim pumpkin and I love it! Such a creative project!

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  10. This pumpkin is awesome! Perfect way to use up old denim pieces - I have a pile.

    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots.com
    OnRockwoodLane.com

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    1. Thanks, Alexandra. I still have a pile too!

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  11. How pretty, I love denim décor and crafts!!

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    1. Thank you, Michele. I've got lots more to use!

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  13. Darling denim pumpkin. You are so creative. Thanks so much for sharing at Love Your Creativity. Happy week.

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  14. You made such a pretty makeover for the pumpkin with denim!

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  15. Hola Ann, unas preciosas calabazas, la que está realizada con tela tejana me encanta, ha quedo muy original y has realizado un gran reciclado.
    Besicos

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    1. Thank you so much. I love to recycle materials whenever I can!

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  16. Very cute idea using the denim! Share it at Home Imagined (Tuesday 9m-Thursday 5pm). Hope to see you there.
    Meagan-Decorative Inspirations

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  17. Glad you stopped by with your super cute pumpkin DIY!

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  18. This is such a cute project. I love how you used the seams to create the lines in the pumpkin. Thank you for participating in the Home Imagined Link party! Pinned

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  19. I love this! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

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  20. Super cute!!! I love denim crafts, and this is a great use of denim!

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  21. This looks fabulous. Great use for denim!

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  22. What an adorable pumpkin for fall decorating! I really like how the orange/gold/brown fall colors pop against the neutral denim blue background. Thank you for participating in Talent-Sharing Tuesdays Link-Up 34.
    Carol
    www.scribblingboomer.com

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  23. Ann this is such a cute project - you really transformed it from blah to beautiful! CONGRATS - you are one of our Featured Guests at this week's Inspire Me Monday party at Create With Joy! :-)

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  24. Oh my.. this is cute indeed! Love the brand new denim pumpkin. I chose this post to be featured on #OMHGWW

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  25. Such a great transformation. Honestly though I'm so impressed that you could still find this after picking it up last year!
    I especially like the use of the denim seams, so clever and effective.

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    1. HaHa! It was actually tucked in to the side of my closet, just waiting for a makeover! Denim is one of my favorites.

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  26. Ann, this is totally adorable. The denim is so cute! I'm featuring this post on All About Home on Monday. Thanks so much for always coming by and sharing the fun stuff!

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  27. I love denim crafts. Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday

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  28. Love it! I'll be featuring you this week when the next to Grandma's house we go link party starts - thanks for sharing!

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  29. FABULOUS upcycle Ann! We are featuring you this week on the Creative Crafts Linky Party!

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