These frugal pumpkins showed up in my projects for fall craft shows so I thought I would post about how frugal they really were to make.
I was looking for “fall-ish” type fabric to create some new pumpkins designs. Fall color or especially fabric with orange in it was my wish. Unfortunately I had nothing. I did, however, have an old fabric that had been on the shelf for quite some time. It just sat there. I was not a fan.
Light bulb moment! I decided to paint it. You will never look at ugly fabric the same way.
A few years ago I bought a gallon of flat orange paint. I use it for everything…fall-ish. It is now within an inch of the bottom, so a new can will probably need to be purchased by next year.
I placed an old recycled vinyl tablecloth (the cheap ones for holidays) on the floor for my drop cloth.
The fabric went on top of the tablecloth and I painted two coats over the surface.
Tip: If you do this, allow the paint to dry well between coats.
Once the paint was dry I was able to use the painted fabric just like regular fabric.
Check out my full tutorial on FaveCrafts.