Hi DDD readers! I’m Chelsea from Making Home Base. I’m so excited to be here today sharing with you! Taryn is a dear friend of mine so it’s extra special that she would give her blog over to me today :) Making Home Base is a place where I share all about the fun and challenging process of decorating my military base house. I also share easy crafts, yummy dessert recipes, and the occasion story about our military life. I’d love to have you come over for a visit, any time.
Today, I’m going to show you how I created this cute little rustic pumpkin embroidery hoop using burlap and vintage buttons. It’s so unbelievably easy, and definitely won’t break the bank! One trend you’ll see over on my blog is that I love cheap and easy crafts. I’m always repurposing something or using up what I have on hand, making for free or almost free crafts and decor. This little pumpkin is another example of that.
What you’ll need to make your own rustic pumpkin hoop:
Embroidery Hoop (check out thrift stores before buying new!)
Old buttons (I got a jar full from a yard sale)
Burlap Scraps – just enough to fit in the hoop
Stick for the stem
Twine for the bow
I snagged these embroidery hoops a few months back at a yard sale for super cheap. I think maybe .50 for all four! I’ve been hanging on to them for the holidays and thought they were perfect for this little fall project.The first step is to cut a little scrap piece of burlap – large enough so that it hangs over a little bit. Place it in your hoop and pull it snugly.Then place your buttons in shape of a pumpkin. This is the best part. Pumpkins come in so many shapes and sizes, so there is no perfect way to place your buttons, just play with them until it looks about right to you. Once you’ve gotten them placed into your perfect pumpkin shape, start hot gluing them in place. After all the buttons are glued in place, you can add your stem and bow. Just hot glue them right onto your burlap. Last thing you’ll have to do is trim the edges!
That’s absolutely all it takes to have this cute little fall accent! I just love it – so easy, and so festive!