"Diamonds" (& Toile) are a Pumpkin's Best Friend

Friday, September 4, 2015

What better way to create a fall'tabulous pumpkin,
 than to add a little bling paired with beautiful toile!

These aren't exactly "diamonds," adorning the pumpkin above,
but we can pretend with the vintage rhinestones, right?

Bling is bling...
& bling is good...
 I say!  :)

Follow along to see how this pretty pumpkin was created...

My objective was to make the pumpkin with items I had on hand,
...to buy absolutely nothing else for fall!
{...with the exception of real pumpkins for outdoors!}

I started with a pumpkin packed up in storage, that hadn't been used in several years,
...the orange color had gotten a little discolored with age.

From my fabric stash, I settled on the yellow toile,
and pulled out a few rhinestone pins from my daughter's collection.

Temporarily pulled the stem off, so I could begin dressing this old gal...

Cut the fabric in a circle enough just large enough to cover to the top center...

The bumps and rolls were showing through the fabric,
(I know how that feels... and looks... when I'm wearing a dress sometimes, ha!),
so I covered the pumpkin with batting.

After running a gathering stitch along the edge of the fabric,
I pulled the gathers tight and reinforced the hole closing with hot glue,
leaving enough open to reinsert the stem.

To finish the makeover,
a vintage rhinestone pin and brown satin ribbon were added.

The "diamond" and toile pumpkin is complete...

The bust shares center stage, with it's own set of "diamonds!"

"...But diamonds are a girl's best... best friend."
{Written by Jule Styne & Leo Robin, Sung by Marilyn Monroe}

...and  they look pretty well suited on a certain toile pumpkin ready for fall!  :)

~Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


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Thanks for the Feature...


  1. Very creative idea! A pretty pumpkin.
    Sheila E

  2. This is downright clever. Love the touch of sparkle-glam!

  3. How beatiful! The rhinestone pin, brown satin ribbon and darling yellow toile fabric are the perfect Autumn dress for this pumpkin? She is so eye catching, yet simply adorable!

  4. Now this is a gorgeous project....what more can you want than toile and bling!!! Have a great weekend!

  5. Nothing beats a fabulous blinged out pumpkin for glamour.

  6. I can't resist a bit of bling and that has to be the most glam pumpkin EVER! Love, Mimi xxx

  7. Absolutely love it! I'd have to get out the glue gun because I don't sew, but I think I could make it happen. Awesome!

  8. Lovely thanks for linking. Have a great week. Remember you can link any Fall Theme post.
    The Fall party goes all the way to Hall!oween week. Thanksgiving Party will begin Nov. 1
    Let's Party

  9. Love your pumpkin! You just proved that even pumpkins can wear diamonds, and very well!

  10. What a beautiful pumpkin - love the fabric, the bling, and the pretty bow. Pinning

  11. What a very fancy and gorgeous pumpkin. I love the bling. Very very pretty. Thank you for the idea.


  12. Love it! The perfect combination; toile and a little bling...makes lovely!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!


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