Wednesday, September 2, 2015

BURLAP PUMPKIN BAGS with LIGHTS

Here is my latest Fall creation. A burlap "Punkin" bag with lights and Punkin' Spoons.
I started out with some plain, burlap bags approximately 12"x8" like this:
 
Then I got out my PUMPKIN stencil I bought from eBay and some cinnamonish orange paint and burnt umber (not shown) and black. I also used a makeup sponge, not shown, to dab the paint into the stencils.

Make sure to get the excess paint off your sponge before you start dabbing.
The burlap really takes the paint great!
Way better than I first thought it would.
Notice I lifted my stencil and rearranged the letters to get the "N" instead of going on with the "M."
That is because I wanted to spell out "PUNKINS" instead of "PUMPKINS."  It's just what we call'em round' here.  
If you do this too, just try to realign your stencil best you can to finish off the word.
Next, I also stenciled on a star in the right hand top.
And then the lower left hand corner I free handed a punkin'.

I also wrote 5cents inside the punkin'. Sorry it's hard to see with that twig of grapevine in my way.

And now to I started to think what I could put inside it to hold it good upright. I know chicken wire would do great, but I don't have any left.  So I thought about sitting a large Mason Jar inside it. And it'd also act like a vase.
Yep, working.
Now I just need to add some more cuteness to it.
I had some plastic gourds and such from last years decorating.
And then I thought I'd throw in some of my 
 They stick up great thanks to the jar inside!

Okay, so now I think they are ready to get some lights.
 And here is a shot of it with the flash off. Sorry, it doesn't show up too good.
 But here you can see it pretty good, even with the flash on.
I just love it.
I also stuck a fall themed sprig of pip berry in it.
*NOTE: I had to remove my jar because my strand of lights was too big.
But if you don't plan on using lights, you can still use the Mason Jar as a good holder inside.
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Still in the burlap bag mode, I went ahead and did another one below:
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With this next cute burlap bag, I must say I cheated a little. 
I ordered a few pre-stamped bags, with the HOLBERTS HOG and some others, (previous post) size 12"x8", to see how they were going to turn out as bags. They already had the designs on the front but the ones above, in PUNKIN theme, I did myself.
Here  are the pre-stamped, HOLBERTS HOG burlap bags flat when I got them:
They were open ended on one end. All I had to do was 
-stuff them. Hum, but with what this time? Last time I used papers.  But this time I wanted to use lights to make them more interesting! 
 Just stuff a strand in. I used a white strand left over from Christmas decorating.
Just kinda push it in so that it'll look like a bag of something sitting there.
 Here it is again,


And here is my all time favorite view of it with the flash off on the camera.

See, I just threw the lights in, kinda in a wad, and let them fall where they will.
And I left the plug in hanging out the top back. You can see it over to the right of this pic, where I have a plug in strip behind it.

Okay, so that's all I better post today, as I don't want to bore you with my burlap love too much!

I have about 10 different designs listed in my eBay shop. If you are interested, stop in and look around.
 
See ya'll next time!
~Lisa

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