Inexpensive fabric pumpkins 

Hey there, I just wanted to share my quick tutorial on how to make these easy and cute fabric pumpkins. I only purchased the fabric quarters and some embroidery string from Walmart. Which cost me no more than  $5 to make 6 pumpkins in varying sizes. All other supplies I had on hand.

Supplies you will need:

Fabric quarter

Embroidery string

Poly fill stuffing

Twine

Stick from your yard

Hot glue

Chalk

Scissors

Something round to trace for a cut out

Sewing needle

 

Why a blue fall

Why would I ever think blue pumpkins would look so good? Have you thought this too? Well believe it or not there is a reason why this works. On the color wheel oranges are opposite of blues and greens. Which makes them complementary colors. They complement each other with great contrast. Contrast helps to create a visual interest to help and stop the eye from skimming over an item.

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If you take the pumpkin out of this photo it is pretty monochromatic of softer tones. The orange of the pumpkin stops your eye and gives it a focal point. It is possible to over power a vignette with contrasting colors though. By using it sparingly it adds a pop of color but also blends in with the decor already established in the room.

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Taking the idea of using the color wheel to add other hues to your existing palette helps to use what is called the analogous scheme. Which consists of 2-4 colors that are all next to each other on the color wheel.

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The orange tones in the wooded beads, yellow of the colander, green of the apples,  and the blue green of the ribbon are all next to each other on the color wheel shown above. This is pleasing to the eye because it creates a serene effect. You can find this color scheme often in nature and it feels harmonious.

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I feel this really helps to stretch your decor budget to use things you already have on hand. If I were to take all the pumpkins away from my tablescape  it still would be cohesive. Everything flows together. The fall decor shown only costs about $5.00! I will use them again for years to come, possibly repainted. Think outside of the box to create a simple design. Don’t be nervous about it either, the more you do it the easier it will be come.

I hope I was able to help you through this process and shed a little light on the new trend for fall. If nothing else have fun with it!

Thanks, Jamie

 

 

Bluetiful Fall Decor

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If you have visited your local craft or home decor stores recently you might have noticed a new color being featured in the fall decor world. Did you see it? It’s so many beautiful colors of blues and blue greens. If you follow me on Instagram you might get an idea why this excites me. Any shades of blue, turquoise, teal and aqua are my favorite! No worries though if your partial to orange they work so well together. If you are into a more neutral style it works really well with the neutrals of creams and wood tones.

 

I’m all about staying on trend but on a budget. Through a mini four part series I will be sharing simple tips and tricks to help incorporate this new trend with the items you may already have in your Halloween decor stash. Tomorrow I will be showing you how you can achieve these looks on a budget. Thursday I will show you whose styles this can work with and how it works. Finishing up the week on Friday with showing you how to do a lot of these looks.

 

If you haven’t seen it yet in your stores it’s a mix of creams, browns, and light turquoise with a patina feel. Some even have the traditional orange in it as well. Surprisingly it all works really well together. A lot of times holiday decor doesn’t necessarily match or blend with our everyday decor and style. Many times we see the traditional Halloween oranges, Christmas reds and greens, Easter pinks and purples but they clash with what we already have in our home. I love to try and come up with ways to make the hues work in my decor. Through this series I will be sharing ways to do this and you can take them to carry over into other holidays.

 

So I hope you join me each day to talk about one of my favorite times of the year….FALL! Don’t forget to follow along for our fun new hashtag over on Instagram @turquoisebungalow #bluetifulfalldecor each Thursday.

 

Thanks for stopping by,

 

Jamie at the Turquoise Bungalowfalledit7