I've been inspired with all the crafting going on in blogland. TESORO FINO had a tutorial on a Vintage Inspired Pantyhose Pumpkin. She did a beautiful job using textured pantyhose to cover a fake pumpkin.
I used her project as a jumping off spot to make some cute pumpkins to give away. I started off with some Michael's pumkins in their 80% off bin. They were less than $2.00 each, and then I spray painted them white. This was totally uneccessary, as I covered them in a cream colored knee-high later on, so it didn't matter what color they were. I wish I had fishnet stocking to go over these. They weren't in my stash.
I put each pumpkin in my Dollar Store knee highs just like you would your foot if it were pumpkin shaped...first a cream colored one...then a black or brown one layered on the top. (By the way, I prefer the contrast of the cream and black.) You are left with the band up around the stem. I selected and glued some trims from the bottom to top, and formed the tops of the knee highs into "rosettes" or shall we call them "pumpkin blossoms"?
I keep my broken jewelry bits and bobs for occassions such as impromptu pumpkin primping. So I added some buttons, bits, bobbles, and brooches here and there.
It was a sweet fun craft which helped me use my accumulated stash. If I had known to save bachelorette knee highs I could have saved two dollars on the two couples I had to buy. So, I'm giving you the heads up...keep an eye out for those single textured knee highs or messed up tights.
I have one more pumpkin to primp and then I will move on to something else fun! I've been listing lots of vintage fun dresses in my Etsy Shop like this adorable June Cleaver Fifties Dress. Hope everyone has a wonderful Lords Day tomorrow. It is my favorite day of the week.