How cute is this? I'm not really a have-lots-of-extra-seasonal-pillows kind of gal. So I decided to use this as inspiration for a piece of art. First, I sketched a pumpkin like the pumpkin from my inspiration piece.
You can right-click on the image and save it to use as a pattern yourself.
Then I cut out the sketched pumpkin and used it as a pattern to cut a piece of drop cloth. (I would have loved to use a dark brown burlap or corduroy, but I didn't have any, and I don't live near a craft store.)
I then used white thread and a needle to sew the stitches on the drop cloth cutout.
I covered a canvas with book pages using Mod Podge.
I then glued my pumpkin to the canvas with hot glue. I also used hot glue to layer fabric and burlap pieces on my pumpkin just like they were laid out on my sketch.
I cut a stem out of felt and glued it to the pumpkin, and I glued twine to the piece to create vines and lines. And since the pumpkin didn't quite stand out like I wanted it to against the canvas, I rubbed a brown ink pad along the edges and over the top of the pumpkin.
I love the finished piece of art!
I think the pumpkin would stand out even better if you used a dark burlap for the base fabric, and it would look even more like the inspiration piece.
With that being said, though, I really like the monochromatic look of the piece, and I love the layers and the different textures!