lace doily pumpkin tutorial

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

i love the country look, so i didnt want a traditional pumpkin, so i decided to make a doily pumpkin.
to make it first take your balloon, blow it up and secure some string to the top, then mix up some wallpaper paste.
(tip you may want to cover the balloon with vaseline first)
soak the doilies in the paste and then take a paint brush and brush them on to the balloon, overlapping them so that they stick together, make sure that they are all flat and well covered in glue.
then hang it to dry. i then used some spray starch and soaked it to make sure that it would keep its stiffness, you can skip this step. as some of my doilies wear thicker than the others i painted on some regular white glue to make sure they were stuck together, once completely dry and hard make a small hole in the balloon to let it down and remove it from the hole. i then placed a twig in the top to look like a stalk.

sisters of the wild west


  1. Wow, it's gorgeous!! You did an amazing job!


  2. visiting from someday crafts. Cute idea! I might have to try this!

  3. The pumpkins turned out sooo cute Aimee!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

  4. I would love for you to share this post and any other Fall related post you have, at this week's It's Fall Y'all ~ Linky Party. Hope to see you there!

  5. Very pretty! I could really go with this idea!

  6. What a pretty idea! Love it! Thanks for linking up at Friday Fun Party. Have a nice weekend!

  7. I love this idea! Just so pretty! Thanks for sharing with us this week!

    Take care,


  8. Very country cozy. Great idea. Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

  9. This is so cute. I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
    I hope to see you there.
    Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

  10. Another great idea to use and see those beautiful doilies! Thanks

  11. Those pumpkins turned out so pretty! thanks again for linking up!


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