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Fancy and Frilly Pumpkins

Fancy and Frilly Pumpkins - The Ribbon Retreat BlogWith all of the beeeeautiful and spooooooky Halloween themed pumpkins on pinterest and circulating around the amazing blogs in blog land, I was totally inspired to try some of my own.

My excitement to decorate pumpkins came from this awesome blog post by non-other than the incredibly talented, sweet, and AMAZING Jen from Tatertots and Jello. Her post, 26 Ways to Decorate Pumpkins, got my creative juices flowing and hence, my Fancy and Frilly Pumpkins were created.

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All of the supplies (except the pumpkins…hehe) used can be found at The Ribbon Retreat. All you need is…

Fancy and Frilly Pumpkins - The Ribbon Retreat BlogFrench Veil Netting
3″ Tulle
Laura Lace
Evelyn Lace
Glitter Elastic
Korker Ribbon
Curly Ostrich Puffs
Glue Gun
Pumpkins

Let’s get started. All three pumpkins are decorated using very similar instructions.

French Veil Netting Pumpkin
Fancy and Frilly Pumpkins - The Ribbon Retreat Blog*For this pumpkin I used approximately 1/2 yard of netting. (All three of my pumpkins are rather small.)

Fancy and Frilly Pumpkins - The Ribbon Retreat Blog1. Create a small hole in the middle of your netting and put the stem through the hole.
2. Wrap your pumpkin like you would a present. (Twist the netting at the bottom, as shown above.)
3. Bring your netting tails up around the pumpkin and secure around the stem.
I wrapped my tails around the stem and then tied a knot.
4. Tie a basic bow.

Fancy and Frilly Pumpkins - The Ribbon Retreat BlogSpread the netting out to cover the pumpkin as much as desired.

Fancy and Frilly Pumpkins - The Ribbon Retreat Blog1. Take two strands of pre-curled korker ribbon and cut in half.
2. Hot glue korker ribbons to ostrich puff.
As you can see in the picture, I flattened the middle of the ribbon to make it easier to secure to the puff.
3. Hot glue the ribbon and puff to the stem.
4. All done with Pumpkin #1! Yay!

Lace Pumpkin
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Fancy and Frilly Pumpkins - The Ribbon Retreat Blog1. Hot glue a strip of lace to the top of the pumpkin next to the stem.
2. Hot glue same strip to bottom of pumpkin. Pull lace tight but be gentle.
3. Hot glue another strip to the bottom, across from the first strip.
4. Pull strip, tight but gentle, up to top of pumpkin and hot glue next to stem.

Fancy and Frilly Pumpkins - The Ribbon Retreat BlogRepeat steps until pumpkin is covered to your liking.
I alternated between the Laura and Evelyn Lace to cover my pumpkin.

Fancy and Frilly Pumpkins - The Ribbon Retreat Blog1. Get a small strip of netting (I used about 15-20 inches) and fold in half.
2. Wrap lace around stem (I laid the Laura lace on top of the Evelyn lace) and begin to tie a knot.
3. Tuck netting in the middle of the knot and pull tight. Tie a basic bow. Trim lace and netting to desired length and look.
I cut the lace and netting loops so I had more of a spiky look.
4. WaLaaa! You are done with Pumpkin #2!

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Tulle Pumpkin
Fancy and Frilly Pumpkins - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Fancy and Frilly Pumpkins - The Ribbon Retreat Blog1. Hot glue tulle to the top of the pumpkin right next to the stem.
2. Pull tulle tight and hot glue to bottom of pumpkin.
3. Pull tulle tight again and up to the top of the pumpkin. Cut tulle and hot glue at stem.
4. Overlap tulle just slightly to ensure complete coverage of the pumpkin.
5. Continue steps 1-4.
6. Cover pumpkin completely.

Fancy and Frilly Pumpkins - The Ribbon Retreat Blog1. Glue elastic strip to the tulle on the top of the pumpkin.
2. Pull elastic tight and down to the bottom of the pumpkin.
Hot glue elastic at bottom and continue pulling elastic to top of pumpkin.
3. Hot glue elastic next to the stem. Repeat steps with next strip(s) of elastic.

Fancy and Frilly Pumpkins - The Ribbon Retreat Blog1. To make your tulle bow, grab tulle and fold in half and half again until you have approx. five loops that are 6-8″ long.
2. Grab bundle of tulle in the middle.
3. Tie a short strip of tulle around the middle of the bundle and tie a knot.

Fancy and Frilly Pumpkins - The Ribbon Retreat BlogHot glue tulle bundle to back of ostrich puff and hot glue bundle to the top of the pumpkin. Trim tulle to desired length.
I wanted to incorporate the glitter elastic a little more so I glued three short strips to the ostrich puff.

Wahoo! You are done with all three pumpkins.

They are so much fun to use as a center piece for your table.

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They are also gorgeous on your front porch.

Fancy and Frilly Pumpkins - The Ribbon Retreat BlogFancy and Frilly Pumpkins - The Ribbon Retreat BlogWherever you choose to place them, they will be the perfect Halloween decor for your cute house.

Happy Creating & Happy Pumpkins!
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9 Comments

  1. Posted October 24, 2013 at 10:24 am | Permalink

    These are so, so cute Michelle! I love them!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted October 24, 2013 at 5:37 pm | Permalink

      Hi Melanie! Thank you so much! They were so much fun to make! Have a wonderful rest of your day! Michelle 🙂

  2. Nicole Johnson
    Posted October 24, 2013 at 3:09 pm | Permalink

    These are super duper cute! I think I will be doing this with some of my pumpkins.

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted October 24, 2013 at 5:26 pm | Permalink

      Hi Nicole!!! Thank you so so much! They were super fun and EASY!!! Don’t you love the bench they are on? 🙂
      Thanks again Nicole! Michelle 🙂

  3. lisa pena
    Posted October 29, 2013 at 10:58 am | Permalink

    This is so cute, I may do some minis for Thanksgiving table.

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted October 29, 2013 at 4:30 pm | Permalink

      Hi Lisa! Thank you so much! They are so much fun to make and they will awesome on your Thanksgiving table! Have a wonderful day! Michelle 🙂

  4. Martha
    Posted October 29, 2013 at 10:34 pm | Permalink

    These really are cute, Michelle. Just perfect size too for some of us who don’t have big front porches.

  5. Michelle
    Posted October 31, 2013 at 8:30 pm | Permalink

    Awesome pumpkins!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted October 31, 2013 at 8:31 pm | Permalink

      Hi Michelle! Thank you so much for your comment! Have a wonderful rest of your day! Michelle 🙂

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