Did you know I go live every week on my Facebook page to do a fun home decor DIY? It’s true. I do. So, I was making these leather and wood pumpkins Live and they turned out sooooooo adorable! I had to share how easy they were. Bonus – They also made a huge impact on my fall decor display!
I got some of my supplies at a local Pier One store that was closing, but you can find leather in so many unconventional ways for your crafts and DIYs. In my Live, I was explaining that I always look for leather jackets at thrift stores and cheap leather purses. I repurpose them into decor DIYs like this one and so many other fun ideas! From making leather sunflowers out of a yellow leather jacket to earrings out of purse leather, there are endless possibilities!
This DIY is so simple and would make a cute gift too! If you caught my DIY cake stand/riser post then you know I am all about handmade gifts this Christmas.
I’ve decided to take it up a notch and gather some friends to join me in making some fun handmade gifts. I’ll be putting these fun tutorials together in one place! I can’t wait to share the details with you soon so stay tuned!
Leather and Wood Pumpkin
- Leather or Pleather fabric
- Wooden chunky pumpkins
- Sponge brush
- Sharpie pen
How to create your own leather and wood pumpkins
- Trace Your Pumpkin
Lay your fabric right side down and trace your chunky wooden pumpkin with the sharpie pen.
- Flip and Repeat Step 1
Flip the pumpkin and trace again (you can do each side the same or with different fabric).
- Cut Out Shape
Cut along your trace lines with sharp scissors.
- Add ModPodge
Spread ModPodge on the pumpkin liberally but not running over the edge..
Lay your cut out fabric over the correct side of the pumpkin lining it up with the edges and press it out from the inside out to adhere the modpodge to the leather.
- Flip and Repeat
Flip it and repeat steps 4 and 5.
- Trim Leather
Trim any excess leather.
- Add Embellishments
Add finishing touches. I hung these leather leaves from a string over the stem.
How cute are these simple little pumpkins?!?!? I love them!
These pumpkins can go with all different styles and still offer a huge impact.
I am working on a really beautiful faux zinc paint finish that I will share next week!