We’ve been having some fun on the Authentique blog this week, hopping with our friends from May Arts and Imagine Crafts. All three blogs have been filled with great projects, and better yet, all three blogs are giving away some wonderful prizes. Hope you’ve had a chance to check it out.
You all know how much I adore the fall, so I couldn’t resist making a fall-inspired project to share. I call these pumpkins “paper pillows”, as they are constructed of a front and a back, stitched together and stuffed with fluff. They are super durable and dimensional, and just a whole lot of fun. I think they’ll add a really festive flair to my home for the season.
Creating paper pillows is actually quite easy, and I love that you can create them in any shape, size, or form, using whatever paper or supplies you have on hand. The papers I used for these little cuties are from our Radiant collection. Although Radiant is from our summer release, and contains bright and tropical prints and colors, it is definitely not just a summer collection. The warm orange, pink, and yellow tones also work perfectly for fall.
To help the individual layers of my pumpkins really stand out, I added lots of heavy inking in a variety of fall Imagine Crafts colors.
Then I added fun burlap stems, big bow ties, and rolled ribbon rosettes using a variety of trims from our partners at May Arts. I even made curly-q “vines” from natural hemp and tacky glue.
I’ve got the full step-by-step tutorial up on the Authentique blog, if you’d like to learn more.
Thanks so much for stopping by, Sweetie Peas! I hope you all have a very wonderful weekend!
18 thoughts on “Paper Pumpkin Pillows with Authentique”
Gorgeous! I’m so glad you like fall. You have such beautiful and inspiring projects!
OH my goodness! I love everything about these. The colors are so cheerful. Love those prints and your details on the embellishments are so yummy! Just beautiful.
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Beautiful, Audrey! And what lovely colors and patterns!!!
These are just totally adorable Audrey! I love them!
This is so pretty! Love the colors you used!!
EEEEP! There’s my Halloween girl. LOL Are these adorable or what. The rolled ribbon and twirly vines….just fabulous! Another super fun project Audrey. TFS!
okay, these are adorable. I love those ribbon blooms and how the tulle is such a fun finishing touch.
Oh My Audrey!
Love them 😉
Oh, my! Those are the most beautiful pumpkins I’ve ever seen, Audrey! Love the pretty patterns, rolled ribbon, and tulle! Fabulous creations…love!!! Have a great weekend, hugs!:-)
Audrey, these are just gorgeous! Leave it to you to actually stuff paper pumpkins. These are the most elegant pumpkin pillows I have ever seen. The colors are so pretty and the inking really adds to it. Beautiful flowers and love the tulle.
Audrey, these delightful pumpkins couldn’t be more beautiful! The patterns are so elegant and perfect! Perfect job my crafty friend!
These pumpkins are beautiful, Audrey! I can’t believe they’re made from paper. Love your ribbon rosettes. You really are so creative!
Always a delight to visit your pretty blog with pretty creation!!!!!
Oh MY! They are sooooo pretty! Love, love, love the orange and pink combo. And the fabric flowers – they are amazing!!!
How fabulous are these! I love it when you decorate for each season. These are amazing!
Adorable!! I love the fun papers and gorgeous roses!
These are so fun and cute!