Friday, September 17, 2010

Inspiration Friday - Coffee Filter Pumpkin

Inspired by this picture of my son at a pumpkin patch in 2002.
I created a pumpkin out of one of my used coffee filters to display with the picture.
I've been saving my used filters for a few weeks now.  They obviously have a perfect coffee stained look and I feel like I'm being a little green at the same time.

After I made the pumpkin last night I googled "coffee filter pumpkin" to see if anyone else had already posted about making these.  Just this week Sharing Creativity and Company posted a tutorial on how to make a coffee filter pumpkin.  Hers puts mine to shame so head over to her blog to see how it can really be done.

I'm linking with Debra @ Common Ground for Inspiration Friday .  This is a wonderful new Friday meme to share what inspires us.  Thanks Debra for hosting the party.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Jane

39 comments:

  1. Love your pumpkins!!!! What a sweet picture of your boy, don't tell him I used that word, but it's true, what a cutie!!! Thanks for sharing......they look fabulous!
    Hugs,
    Margaret B

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  2. Jane, this is a great look for your pumpkin. Very cute. Love the button too.

    I agree, your son is very cute in this pic! ;)
    Donna

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  3. I really like yours, but I thank you for the link! Going overto check it our now! (We certainty have plenty of used coffee filters around here to be used!) Great idea! ♥

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  4. Such a cute pumpkin!! Love it! Love the picture too....memories :)

    Lou Cinda :)

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  5. Love it! Jane ~ you could write a book with all your wonderful ideas!!

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  6. This pumpkin is adorable...and I also like the orange one on the other blog...so cute and easy to make! I am starting to pull out my pumpkins and I MUST make one of these!

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  7. I have to say I love yours, the simplicity of it is what I love!
    Since I drink my coffee out everyday I have to just stain my coffee filters in piles in the oven.
    LOL.
    Thanks for sharing
    Amy

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  8. The pumpkin that you made (love the idea of saving used coffee filters!) and the pumpkin who lives with you are both cute!
    Have a creative weekend!
    Joyce

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  9. Jane, I love your coffee filter pumpkin! I so regret throwing away all my used filters this week:( Have a wonderful weekend! Twyla

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  10. What a wonderful vintage looking fall decoration. I just might make a couple.

    -Danielle

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  11. How cute is that pumpkin. I love the button. You just amaze me with your creativity.

    Have a wonderful and safe weekend.
    Gail

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  12. I think your pumpkin is perfect! I too love the button! Have a great weekend.

    Chelsea

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  13. I prefer your "green" version! Hmm...wonder how this would translate to fabric?

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  14. Hi sweet lady...

    Ohhh...I love, love, LOVE your coffee filter pumpkin! It has the sweetest vintage ambiance! Girlfriend, I have never heard of or seen a coffee filter pumpkin! You're so creative! I'm wondering what you used for the top...just under the stem? It kind of looks like a button but I can't tell for sure! Thanks for sharing this awesome craft with us...I love it! And...your little guy is so cute! Of course, I'm sure he's not so little any more!

    Warmest autumn wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  15. Uh-oh! I can see I'm going to have to start saving coffee filters. :) Your's is adorable and certainly matches your color scheme. I checked out the other post -- such a simple idea but with great results. Hope you have a fabulous weekend. :) Tammy

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  16. I think they are both great!! I like the color of yours, the stamping idea is nice, the button is an awesome idea, and wire is terrific! We'll all probably copy both of you creative ladies and come up with our own brand of cute!!

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  17. HI Jane! I love this. How cute and how fun to make. We drink our fair share of coffee here and I guess if I wanted to.....could make an entire pumpkin patch out of all the used filters. Great idea!
    blessings,
    Debbie
    PS I'm a headin' to the coffee maker as we speak! Big smile.

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  18. Well I never! You are too much...you really should become an engineer! hugs♥olive

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  19. Your pumpkin is adorable!! I love the little button. And your son is just so cute!!

    Happy Friday, Jane!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  20. These little pumkins are soooo cute...I am going to have to make some of mine own!

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  21. Hi Jane,
    How cute, I love your little coffee filter pumpkin! And that little punkin son of yours is a doll. Of course, he's grown up a little since then.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  22. Wow....totally cute. I love 'outside the box' decor :) And yours is every bit as cute as that other gal's.

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  23. hi Jane,
    What a cool looking pumpkin! I love that you reused coffee filters, very cleaver. Have a great weekend.
    XoXo

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  24. Actually I like the simplicity and primtiveness of yours!

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  25. How creative, Jane! It's an adorable idea!

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  26. Hey Jane, this is such a great idea, yours is really darling, I like the color of yours better I think, bet it smells wonderful too. Thanks for sharing your idea and then sending us to the tutorial. She had great step by step intructions. Thanks so much for joining in!
    xo
    Debra

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  27. Jane -
    Love the pumpkin! Very creative and simple. Thanks for sharing. You have a very handsome son.

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  28. Oh the things you can do with coffee filters!
    This one is exceptional.

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  29. What have I been thinking, throwing away all of our coffee filters? What a great idea! I love it, so simple and sweet next to his picture. I love to make things for fall, or really everytime the seasons change brings new opportunities for creativity! Have a fabulous weekend, Theresa xoxo

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  30. Thanks for visiting my blog & checking out Leola's. We also have a facebook page that you might enjoy. Debra always does a great job with photos. We'll look forward to your visit. Jan

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  31. I was saving used coffee filters for another use but now I think I'll give this a try. Yes you read that right! old used ones!
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    xx
    carole

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  32. How fun! I can't wait to make my morning coffee. I love both of the pumpkins, but I do prefer yours because of it's simplicity and color. I'm definitely doing white pumpkins in our decor this fall. Love the picture of son too! I have some great pictures of my older kids from when they were little that I love to display during the appropriate seasons. Thanks so much for sharing such a great idea!

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  33. I have to disagree....I think your pumpkins are better. I love the natural look and feel to them and they are very classy.

    Love them
    Cheryl

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  34. This is my first time to your blog. LOVE your pumpkin. The other is fine, but quite honestly, I would never look twice at it. Yours, I will make.
    Would you please respond here and tell me how you did the top?
    Did you, glue the stick to the top of that button, or is that a tin cap with a hole in it?
    I am looking forward to receiving your e-mails
    Nadine

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  35. I like your pumpkin the best! Yours looks more interesting because it isn't all faked out with ink and stamping, etc. I am a button lover and love that there is a button incorporated into this. I don't use coffee filters because I have a reusable one. I may try to make one like yours with brown paper bag or fabric!

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