Shabby Chic Pumpkin

I am smitten, I tell ya, smitten with pumpkins. I wanted to make some pumpkins this year for decor and didn’t want the traditional orange…not that they aren’t cute but I was in the mood for something a little different.

I was over at the Freckled Laundry’s Textile Party and spotted something from 20 North Ora that more than caught my eye…. be still my heart….Muslin Pumpkins by Judy and she has a wonderful tutorial so I will defer to her for the details, but I had to make the pumpkin she had created and I am crazy about this little beauty…hence the reason there are so many pictures of ‘her’.

I called mine a Shabby Chic Pumpkin  ’cause it’s mine and that’s what I want to call it.  I hope you like it as much as I do!

Isn’t she an orb of pure pumpkin joy?


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  1. Love these! (can I admit to you that I don’t like most of the fabric pumpkins out there?) But these are fab!
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    • Thanks so much, Steph ~ something about this just hit me….it was so easy, quick and inexpensive to make and the results were just so darn cute! I think I may make some more just because! Have a wonderful weekend. mb

  2. Fabulous job MaryBeth. I just Love your shabbychicness lil pumpkin copy. So happy you joined the parties. Have fun!

  3. Adorable! I love it…so festive. I’d be thrilled if you’d share it here:

  4. I love this! So pretty. I hope you will link this up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party if you haven’t already.

  5. That seriously is one of the cutest, prettiest pumpkins ever!! I love it!! ~ Lori
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  6. Oh I absolutely LOVE it, it’s so sweet. Love how you’ve used the leaves and the cinnamon sticks…you clever thing!
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  7. How sweet! I really love this Mary-Beth!
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  8. Julia Stansel says:

    I usually don’t get into pumpkin stuff because I don’t celebrate halloween. I love fall stuff but most of the anything pumpkin is more geared toward halloween. But I absolutely love your fabric pumpkin. Just looking at it made me feel good. I could smell the cinnamon stick and feel the softness of the muslin just from the wonderful photos you took. I can see these decorating up my Thanksgiving. Thank you so much for sharing and the wonderful job you always do. Your dedication to creativity is inspiring! As always looking forward to more!!!!

  9. I love this! So sweet!
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  10. Hi Mary Beth! New follower, stopping in to invite you to my first, weekly Blog Hop! I’d love to have you link up with us!
    The Chicken Chick
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  11. HI! I was just wondering if you could give me the link to the instructions to make this little beauty? I would love love love to make some for my home! Thanks in advance!

    • Hi Ashley,

      I saw this on 20 North Ora and that is where the tutorial is. Here’s the link:

      Much success and thank you for stopping by! mb

  12. Super super cute!

  13. So very smitten as well! I’d take a million photos too!
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  14. This is adorable!

  15. Love your fabric pumpkin, so cute looking! Really adorable and love that you used a cinnamon stick. Thanks for sharing your inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  16. Love the way you used the fabric to cover the pumpkin.

    Michele @ Better organized living.

  17. very pretty, love it. Thanks for linking, jen

  18. This pumpkin you made is lovely–I love the cinnamon sticks for the stem!

  19. Love thiis idea. Thanks for sharing! I visit from @ALDERBERRY HILL LINKY PARTY. There a lot of pumpkins out there and these are very very original and elegant.

    • Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting, Nat ~ have a lovely week and I hope you stop by again! mary beth

  20. Visiting from M.M.M. This is such a cute idea. It turned out lovely! Thanks for sharing. I would love if you would share this (and some of your other fun projects) over at my link party going on right now.

    Thanks! Have a nice day :)

    Sewing Barefoot
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  21. I love love love your Shabby pumpkins. I looked for the tutorial but can’t find it. Can you direct me?

    Thanks so much

    • Mary Beth says:

      Hi, Venie ~ thank you so much! I followed the tutorial by Judy at ~ the directions were so easy to follow and it’s a nice quick craft to make! Have a wonderful week. mary beth

  22. What a cute fluffy pumpkin! Love it! Thanks for sharing. I’m coming to you via the linky party at Craftomania

  23. So gorgeous your pumpkin!! Thanks for sharing.
    Have a nice week!

    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
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    • Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Ana ~ you have a wonderful week as well…I hope to see you on Sunday for the weekly party. hugs, mb

  24. She’s darling and so photogenic!! I just love her! Thanks fo rthe link to the tutorial! I’m now following you! =) Deanna

    • Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Deanna ~ she is a bit of a diva….once she saw me with the camera she just kept ‘strikin’ a pose’ : )

      Thank you for taking the time to comment and for following! Have a wonderful week. hugs, mb

  25. That turned out great! So pretty.

  26. I love the ruffles Mary Beth — so sweet, elegant and feminine!

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  27. Love your pumpkin! Too cute! I’d like to invite you to share it at my Twirl & Take a Bow party at Hope you can join in on the fun!
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  28. wow MB this is so cute– etsy store! you’d make a mint!
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  29. Your pumpkin is just beautiful!!!
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  30. That is suuuuuuper cute!

    • Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Rhonda, and thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. (I love comments!) hugs, mb

  31. Thank you for this – I’m in the mood for something more neutral this year, too! Glad I found your link in the Live Laugh Rowe party!
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    • Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much, Kathie ~ have a wonderful week and thank you very much for stopping by! hugs, mb

  32. I really like your pumpkin! What a fun way to decorate for fall! And what a great addition this would make to my mantel

    Thanks so much for inspiring me today!

  33. I am visiting from Two Yellow Birds. I love your shabby pumpkin, it would look great with my decor!
    Hugs, Penny
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  34. Oh my- I just love that!!!!! Thanks for the inspiration!
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  35. She’s beautiful! I love all the pictures, and she’s a great way to decorate with the season without having the tradiational colors. Love it!
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  36. This is so cute! Would love if you would come by and share it at One More Time Linky Party

    • Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much for the invite, Tammy ~ I would love to share. Have a wonderful weekend! hugs, mb

  37. she is a beauty thanks for sharing

  38. Super cute pumpkins! I never tire of seeing them, and made in so many different ways.

  39. This is so cute!

    Have a lovely weekend!
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    • Mary Beth says:

      Thank you for stopping by and commenting, Mal ~ it means a lot to me!

      Have a wonderful weekend! hugs, mb

  40. Thanks for linking up at Create & Inspire last week. Tonight we’re featuring YOU! Can’t wait to see what you have to link up this week! xo, Kimberly
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    • Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much for the feature, Kimberly! I truly appreciate it.

      Have a wonderful weekend! hugs, mb

  41. I love this! I have tons of muslin and this is the perfect craft for it. Did you use the same pumpkin base that Judy did?
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    • Mary Beth says:

      Hi Charmaine,

      I did use the same pumpkin base as Judy. I saw them again this week at Dollar Tree.

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

      Hugs, mb

  42. They are so cute! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse
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  43. This is Gorgeous! I just adore the sweet shabby chic look! Thanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. I am featuring this today!
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus
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  44. Thanks so much for linking up to Made With Love! Your pumpkin is adorable! Featuring you today!

  45. Thanks so much for thinking up to Made With Love! Your pumpkin is fabulous! I’m featuring you today!
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  46. Love this! Absolutely adorable!
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  47. My husband hates my fake plastic pumpkins. He might approve of yours. It doesn’t matter either way because I think they are adorable.
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  48. Just gorgeous!
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  49. Hi, Mary Beth! Thank you so much for linking your gorgeous shabby pumpkin up at the Primp Your Pumpkin Party! Just wanted to let you know that I featured you today! Hope you are having a wonderful week!

    Jessica @ Mom 4 Real
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  50. Hi Mary Beth,
    Just wanted to stop by and let you know you have been featured at One More Time,,, Thank you for linkin up!

  51. Lori Reckler says:

    I just love this shabby chic pumpkin. In fact, I, just like you, ADORE pumpkins. Winter, spring, summer and fall I will be decorating pumpkins. I’ll be visiting your blog often!!

  52. I have a special Halloween spotlight running today and I’ve featured your project.
    Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creation at homework.
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  53. This shabby chic pumpkin is adorable; it brings a new twist to Halloween! I love the shabby chic look and I am always looking for ideas on how to decorate and make accessories, thanks!

  54. Mary Beth, This is absolutely adorable! I’m so glad I found it! ~Tammy~
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  55. This turned out ADORABLE! I love it.

  56. I missed this last year! Wow, I love your muslin pumkin and your name, Shabby Chic Pumpkin, is perfect for it! I’ve pinned, not missing it this year!
    Debbie :)
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  57. What a cute little pumpkin, I love it!