My sister-in-law gave me crochet lace runners, and she wanted me to do something with them. Well, here is what I came up with. Check out how I made these Crochet Lace Pumpkins.
It was super easy to make and didn't take more than 1 hour to do all three. Below are the supplies I used to make these cute Crochet Lace Pumpkins.
Below is the list of things I used to make these Lace Pumpkins.
One white pumpkin with tiny groves on it.
Three orange small pumpkins plastic - I found these at Target in their dollar section, and there were 6 for $3.00. - This link is from Amazon (affiliate).
Mod Podge matte finish glue (link is from Amazon - if you click through and buy something on Amazon, I will receive a referral commission.)
One or two vintage crochet lace runners - I used ones that were given to me. It should have seven crochet flowers. (link is from Amazon - if you click through and buy something on Amazon, I will receive a referral commission.)
Fabric Scissors (to cut out the lace flowers from the runner)
That's it! Now that I had all these things together follow along to see how I made it.
How I made these Crochet Lace Pumpkins for Fall Decorating?
Cut out the crochet lace flowers from the center.
First, go around the lace runner and cut out all the flowers that look the best. I found some around the edges were not proportional, meaning they were uneven, so I used scissors and cut out the flowers in the middle of the runner. Since I had a few runners, I was able to get enough crochet lace flowers.
Test the flower center fit over the little pumpkins.
Then, I made sure that the center hole fits over the little pumpkins since that is where these lace flowers would be. Some had larger stems, but the flower's hole was flexible and would fit. It was essential to test it before using the Mod Podge glue because if you placed too much of the adhesive on the lace, it would turn a darker color.
Ready to add the Mod Podge glue to the plastic pumpkins.
Now, it was time to add the glue to the pumpkin. I started with the small pumpkin first. With a disposable brush, I added enough glue to the top near the stem. It was better to add it to the pumpkin than the lace. As I mentioned above, the more glue you have, the more it will discolor the lace. I added enough to cover all the sides of the lace petals. I pressed the side petals down and worked my way around the flower. The reason I did this was it allowed for the petals to stick.
I did this with all three orange small pumpkins. It was a little messy, but they turned out cute. Using the matte finish glue helped not make it too noticeable that they were glued.
Add Mod Podge to the White Pumpkin.
For the white pumpkin, since it was larger in size, I decided to add the lace flowers directly to the pumpkin sides. This pumpkin was not very curved, so it made it easy to glue down.
For the size of the pumpkin I had, I added four lace flowers to the white pumpkin.
Now Let Them all dry Completely.
After they all were done, I was able to let them dry. It took at least 3-4 hours, but I waited till the next day to move them.
The Reveal of our Crochet Lace Pumpkin.
Here is what it looks like. I love them! They look super cute and look great in my family room. What do you think? Would you make these for your holiday home decor? I would love to hear from you.
Notes from us about this pumpkin project:
The more Mod Podge glue you add, the more it will discolor the lace, So going light worked better unless you do not mind the discolored areas of glue. Check out the image below to see what I mean.
Other ideas about how to make the lace pumpkin:
When I do this again, I think I will try dyeing the lace, letting it dry, and then adding it to the white pumpkins. It will then pop a little more like how the lace pops on the orange ones.
The small pumpkins are great for the Thanksgiving table as well. You can make a bunch of them and place them on the table as table decor.
Check out our other lace project.
We will be doing more projects with crochet lace to use up the lace I received from a relative. Come back and revisit us!
Etsy has a whole selection of people upcycling these crochet lace doilies, check it out here.