Let’s do some fall Pumpkin Fest decorating with Mini Pumpkins and Home Decor Items made with Island Batik Fabric.
One of the perks of blogging is learning.
As I was writing this post, I discovered that my adorable Jack Be Little and We Be Little Pumpkins are not only:
Adorable for decorating
And Just right for little ones to carry around
They’re Edible too!
Who knew? Well, maybe you did – but I didn’t.
Just because you can grow it, doesn’t mean you can eat it!
Like some gourds . . .
Gourds belong to the plant family known as Cucurbits. Most gourds aren’t for eating. hard-shell gourds are the type used to make bowls and musical instruments; they’re green on the vine but turn tan or brown as they age. Ornamental gourds are the type you’ll usually see for sale around Halloween; they come in colors like green, orange and yellow and are used as decoration. Both hard shell and ornamental gourds come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Luffa gourds are cucumber-shaped and, if left on the vine for long enough, turn hard and can be used as sponges. from LiveStrong
I was pleasantly surprised to learn, I could do lots of different things with my mini Pumpkins, including eating them!
Here are 5 fun ways to decorate with your mini pumpkinsDecorate the table for fall in a jiffy! Click To Tweet
What You Need
- A table Runner 🙂
- Assorted Mini Pumpkins
- Simple White Luncheon Plates and Bowl
- Place a Table Runner Down the Center of the Table
- Put a bowl with several pumpkins in the center
- Place a plate with a mini pumpkin on either side
The Island Batik Table runner is:
- Created with a combination of Island Batik Fabrics
- Quilted with Fantastico Thread from Superior threadsI love this thread for the light sheen it gives to my projects.
- Layered with my favorite batting: Quilter’s Dream Natural Cotton Batting
We don’t eat white rice, but we had some hanging around.
So what do you do with it if you’re not going to eat it?
Use it for a decorating base.
This is what you need
- White Rice
- Two 8 ounce Mason Jars
- One 16 ounce Wide Mouth Mason Jar
- Tea Lights
- Island Batik Fabric Scraps, narrow and long enough to tie in a bow
- Flower heads (I used mums and marigolds)
- A Mini Pumpkin
- Fill mason jars 3/4 of the way with rice.
- Tie a fabric strip around the top of the jar
- Place the tea lights in the small jars
- Arrange a few of the flower heads in the larger jar, on top of the rice, for a dash of color
- Place a mini pumpkin on top.
Simple, Easy, Cute
The Island Batik Placemats Featured in these photos
- Are made with 8 Fabrics from the Equinox Collection (the collection has 44 different fabrics.
I love the green fabric in this collection with its pumpkin print, I think it is my favorite fabric of the collection. The green isn’t too dark or bright and the pumpkins are perfect making fall home decor.
- Are machine quilted in a free motion style, using Fantastico Thread from Superior Threads
- Are versatile
They are reversible and work as wall decor too!
- And are also available in my shop
What you need:
- A simple white bowl (you can use and size or shape – even a plate would work)
- One Mini pumpkin
- Tea lights
- Flower heads
- Pour the rice in the bowl
- Place the mini pumpkin in the center
- Add tea lights on each side
- Arrange flower heads around the pumpkin
Add a couple of those Handmade Quilted Island Batik Placemats and you’ve got a lovely setting for two. Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner – it looks like a cozy atmosphere!
What you need:
- Assorted Mason Jars
- Assorted White Plates
- White Rice
- Several Mini Pumpkins
- Flower Heads
- Fresh Colorful Leaves
- Island Batik Fabric Strips long enough for bows
- A Pretty Table Runner
- Fill the mason jars about 3/4 of the way with Rice
- Tie Fabric “ribbon” around top of jar
- Place a mini pumpkin on top of each jar
- Arrange several leaves on a plate and place the pumpkin on top
- Add a few flower heads around the pumpkin for added splash of color
Here I am using the reverse side of the Simply Curvy Modern Table Runner For fall.
Graduated candlesticks are a perfect display base for mini pumpkins.
The different heights make it interesting and eye catching.
I love decorating the table and house for the seasons.
The Island Batik Fabrics used in these projects are ideal to create rich vibrant pieces for your home.
- The Place mats highlighted in this project are made with the equinox collection of fabrics.
- They were designed to highlight the nine patch block from my Equinox Sampler Quil tProject
- The pattern will be included with the Sampler Quilt Class I am launching soon.
- It is designed to reinforce skills learned in the class
Mini Pumpkins are so much fun they can be used throughout the house where big pumpkins just won’t do. Scatter them here and there, on window sills and book shelves.
I tested a few recipes using my mini pumpkins I’ll be sharing that adventure later this week.
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