Repurposed Paper Pumpkins!

Happy Wednesday, Friends! Last weekend I attended a church rummage sale and scored some freebies.  Can you guess what kind of paper my repurposed project is? 

Repurposed paper pumpkins

No, it's not toilet paper--though from the angle of the photo, that's a reasonable guess! It's actually old school adding machine paper and when I saw a box of it at the sale, I imagined recreated pumpkins.  Once I got home, I came up with this hodgepodge for accessorizing: 

Supplies to make repurposed paper pumpkins

I had a plan, but first to cover the ends. I found this sticker paper at the dollar store--the only purchase I made for the project! I used the adding machine roll as a pattern and traced around the ends.

Cover ends of paper rolls

Here you can see it attached and the "stem" fashioned from the knob of a shower curtain hook. The burlap leaf was left over from another project, originally from Michael's dollar bins. 

Repurposed paper pumpkin

I painted the candlestick as a stem for the larger pumpkin and added lace and pearl stickers I had on hand to prettify my little pumpkin patch.  I chose to keep a neutral palette, since white pumpkins are my favorite.  If you've been busy thrifting, repurposing or flipping your finds...

Repurposed paper pumpkins

...remember, tomorrow is the day! We want to see your vintage treasures, repurposed projects, furniture flips, collections and roadside finds! Share them tomorrow at our very first Vintage Charm link party! See you there!  

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11 comments:

  1. Adorable! Love these Cecilia! ;) xo

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  2. Those are really cute Cecilia. You are so creative. Looking forward to your Vintage Charm Party tomorrow. Hope I can get a post done for it.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  3. You are so creative Cecilia! I would have passed those right up. They are so cute! Can't wait to see them in person!
    Hugs
    Cecilia

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  4. Those are so beautiful! And what a wonderful idea! I had a nail appointment yesterday and saw all of these rolls of adding machine paper...and wondered what one would do with them all..now I know and will share the information with the nail tech! Just too clever!! Hugs!!

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  5. Genius!!! I never ever would have thought it were rolls of adding machine paper!!! They turned out so cute!!!

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  6. These are so cute! I really thought they were made with toilet paper rolls at first glance. What a clever idea. Thanks so much for sharing them at Vintage Inspiration Party.

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  7. So cute, so elegant! They look gorgeous. Great idea! Have a wonderful week

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  8. Great idea! They look beautiful! I just discovered your blog from SHARE IT Linky Party!

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  9. Did i ever tell you that I love your blog name! I do!!! It makes me smile, as so so many of your projects. Thank you for linking this up at SHARE IT 33. A new party will open again tonight/tomorrow and we hope to see you there again! ~ Rose

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  10. Very creative idea Cecilia! I don't think I would have thought to do that. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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