Happy Hump Day friends! Myself and the lovely ladies I teamed up with for the Great Crate Challenge (plus a couple more) are at it again for another fun challenge. This time we all bought the same faux pumpkins from Michael’s and created some fun fall decor for our homes!
It’s no secret that I love anything soft and cuddly, so it’s no wonder that the first thing that popped into mind for this challenge was to cover my pumpkins in fur. I just wasn’t quite sure how I was going to do it. I took a trip to JoAnns and found the perfect “Grizzly Fur” fabric.
I’m usually turned off by most faux furs found in the craft stores because they aren’t really soft or are super matted and not fluffy. This stuff, however, is amazing. It does shed a bit, but its the perfect combination of soft and fluffy without being real.
I got a couple different size pumpkins, some ribbon and some battery powered Christmas lights. As well as covering my pumpkins in fur, I wanted to have some lights poking through too 🙂
I didn’t realize how hard it was going to be to cover a round object in fabric, and I thought I was going to have to ditch this plan altogether. Luckily, I discovered a super easy method that turned out to be way better anyway!
I started out by cutting a big hole in the bottom of each pumpkin with an X-Acto knife. Next up was poking the holes for the lights. A pencil worked super well for this.
So, since wrapping the whole thing with the fabric was just not feasible without cutting it in some way, I made strips!
I angled them at the top so that it wouldn’t get super bunchy by the stem. Then I just applied some hot glue and then tucked them underneath up into the pumpkin.
I was SUPER pumped about the way they turned out. I’m so glad I figured out the strip method because the lines make them look even more like pumpkins 🙂
I couldn’t resist including this clip 🙂
So unfortunately the fur ended up covering the stems (they were super short to begin with) so I headed out into the yard and came back with this:
I got out my saw and cut off some perfect new stems!
I attached them using some hot glue and then tied the ribbon around them. I only ended up using the lights inside the bigger pumpkin and just used some small sharp scissors to poke a little hole through the fur and stuck each light in individually. Then the battery pack and all the lights just fit right up inside the pumpkin and there are no ugly wires to worry about!
The hubs wasn’t as excited about this project as I was. He told me they looked like furbys or gremlins. I don’t know, I just don’t see the resemblance…
I LOVE the way they turned out. You might find me cuddling up with them at the end of the day 😉
And if you like my Fall in Love Printable you can print it out here!
Do you love my
furby furry pumpkins as much as me??
Be sure to check out all the other fabulous creations from my bloggy friends below!
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They do look like little furbies! I love it. That or pumpkin Popples 🙂
haha! Totally had to google “popple” and yes they do kinda resemble them! Thanks for stopping by 🙂
Hi Bre! Love these pretty fur pumkins! And apparently great minds think alike, because my own crazy imagination came up with fur pumpkins too! Different than yours, because my are stuffed. Love that yours LIGHT UP!! That is genius!
Catherine (latest follower of your blogging adventures!) 🙂
LOVE it! I thought I had seen all the pumpkin makeovers out there, but this one tops them all. Beautiful job. Thanks for linking up to Show Me Saturday. Hope to see you there again this week!
Thank you so much, Ginger!
This is a wonderful project, featuring you tomorrow at WIW:-) Hugs!
Aw yay! Thank you so much Aniko! Have a fabulous day 🙂
Bre these are so fun! Love the clip too. Thanks for linking up to the Be. YOU. tiful link party, as always! :)Hugs Adrienne
Thanks Adrienne! Love linking up with you 🙂
These are so super cool Bre! Thanks so much for linking up with us at the Inspiration Monday Party! Pinning 🙂
Thanks, Tanya!! And thanks for sharing 🙂
Kat@Home. Made. Interest.
Ahhh!!! These are awesome! I would have never thought of that but I love them! 🙂
Thank you so much, Kat!
Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Watch for your feature at Katherines Corner tomorrow xo
Thank you so much Katherine! Have a wonderful day 🙂
Oh my, what a brilliant idea!
Darling decorations! Thanks for sharing!
Thank you Jenny!
Jamie @ anderson + grant
Your pumpkin has got to be the most original out of the group. I don’t know that I ever thought I’d see a pumpkin covered in fur! I love that you added the real stem in the top, too.
Aw thank you so much, Jamie! I really appreciate that 🙂
Interesting idea. I’ve never thought to craft with faux fur before.
It was a first for me, but I’m pretty excited about the way they turned out!
This is adorable! And so creative 🙂
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Thanks so much for sharing! Hopped over from Inspire Me Please. 🙂
THANK YOU! So glad you stopped by 🙂
Megan @ Our Pinteresting Family
I Oh my goodness…I adore these!!
Thank you so much Megan!
I love this idea!! I’ve got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for tomorrow evening that links to your tutorial:
Awesome! Thank you Anne 🙂 Have a great weekend!
Corinna - For My Love Of
How cute! I want to cuddle up with one, too! I think cutting the fabric into strips completely worked in your favor since it mimics the natural indentations of a real pumpkin. Perfection!
Agreed! A happy accident 🙂 Thanks Corinna!
Your cuddly pumpkins look adorable! What a creative idea! Love the furby comparison too 😉 Is it sad that I kinda miss playing with those?!?!
haha not at all! I still love stuffed animals. Probably the reason why I made these hehe 🙂
Absolutely love these They turned out so cute Bre!! I would love for you to share this post at my Create & Share Link Party! Hope to see you there 🙂 http://goo.gl/42sHPx
Thanks Mandee! I linked up 🙂 Thanks for the party!
Wow! This is very creative! Thanks for sharing
At first I wasn’t sure I was down for the whole fur look- but you really pulled it off! They look really cute!
I LOVE THIS!! So cute…thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!
How CUTE! Oh my goodness, you are so creative to think of this! So adorable!
This is so unique and turned out beautifully! Such a great idea!
Thank you so much, Elizabeth!!
This is something I haven’t seen done. I love it! Such a unique way to decorate the coziest time of the year! I’d be thrilled if you shared this at my Creative Ways Link Party that’s live right now. Hope to see you there.
Thank you so much! I just linked up 🙂
Michelle Lepak-Dandelion Patina
Bre these are way too cute! Love them!
Thank you so much, Michelle!
Bre @ Average But Inspired
OMG I love it! I have never seen a fur covered pumpkin and that’s perfect because it’s so unique! I adore the furby photos and would pay to have you edit this post to include a photo of yourself snuggling with your pumpkins. So fun!!
I better make sure the hubby doesn’t snap a pic of me in the middle of the night all snuggled up with them! haha 😉 Thanks for the kind words, Bre! I loved checking out everyone’s pumpkins 🙂
Katie @ Little House of Four
I totally started laughing with your furby comment! These are so unique and cool! I love that you added lights and a real wood stem. Great job!
Once the hubs said it I couldn’t stop thinking about it haha. Thanks Katie!!
So cute! Genius!
Amanda @ Dwelling in Happiness
SO cute! And they totally don’t look like furby’s. 🙂 Great transformation!
haha thanks Amanda!!
Amy | Canary Street Crafts
So creative! I never in a million years would have thought to put fur on a pumpkin, but I absolutely LOVE it!! Seriously, Bre…it’s genius! Love the lights and wood stem too! (And the video clip, haha!)
Aw thanks Amy!! Love me some Despicable Me 🙂
Marie@The Interior Frugalista
I adore your Furry Pumpkins Bre – what a great idea, especially the fact that they’re back lit! Your projects never cease to amaze me 🙂
You are so sweet, Marie! Thank you 🙂
Tara @ Anything & Everything
Haha! I am just cracking up over here reading your post 🙂 The furbys and gremlins, and the video “he is so FLUFFY” Love it! Now on to your project! I absolutely love what you did, I would have never thought of covering them up with fur. The lights are the perfect added touch! So cute, I would definitely cuddle up with them too 🙂
haha I couldn’t resist including those 🙂 Especially the Despicable Me clip!! Thanks for the kind words, friend!
Jen @ Girl in the Garage
Bre, your pumpkins are adorable! I have never seen anything like these. Super cute.
Thank you so much Jen!!
Emily, Our house now a home
This is so creative! I never would have thought of putting fur on a pumpkin. My kids would love this, and probably adopt the little furry pumpkin as a pet. It is a such a creative way to decorate for fall!
haha now that I’m thinking about it, I probably need to name them! Thank you Emily!
Amy @ Homey Oh My!
Aaah these are so so so cute! Love the Furby reference hahahaha. These are way more adorable than Furbys!
haha all they need is some eyes! Def cuter though 🙂 Thanks Amy!
Haha, they might look a *little* bit like furbies, but I think they are adorable! What a fun and unexpected way to decorate a pumpkin and those real wood stems just tie it all together. I love these!
haha I suppose there is a slight resemblance 😉 I was so excited about the way the stems turned out! Thanks Erica!
I love the fur look.
Thank you, Vanessa!
Joy @ Yesterfood
I have never seen anything like this and I LOVE it!! Thank you for sharing it with us at Treasure Box Tuesday! I have pinned this so I can make a jillion of them! 😀
Yay, thank you so much Joy! They’re so fun to make!
Sarah @ Little Red Brick House
Oh my gosh, Bre! These are too cute! A pumpkin you can cuddle!!! I love, love, love the lights. And what a genius idea adding your own stems. So much better than the originals. So rustic. I love it!
I seriously might snuggle up with them like a stuffed animal! ha. Thanks Sarah!!
I love the fur pumpkin! LOVE!
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! That fur is SUCH a gorgeous colour and so perfect for Fall!!!
Thanks Kristi!! I’m so glad I found the perfect fabric for them 🙂