I LOVE tobacco leaf china and decor, especially if it is vintage/antique. This love inspired me to create a DIY tobacco leaf pumpkin for fall decorating!
Now, if you’re not familiar with tobacco leaf china, go feast your eyes on the gorgeous Mottahedeh tobacco leaf china pattern. Go on, I’ll wait.
It’s so stunning, and I wanted to bring that same vibe to a pumpkin. That’s what today’s DIY tobacco leaf pumpkin tutorial is all about.
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If you’re familiar with the tobacco leaf china pattern, you know it has a lot of colors, which is part of its allure, right?
Well, for fall crafting with my Cricut Maker and vinyl, I had to pare it down to three colors, so I opted for green, pink and dark blue. I also added in some gold dots to add in some flair, like you see on the pattern.
In addition to the simplifying the colors, I had to simplify the pattern. The flower at the center of all the tobacco leaves is quite unique, so I went more for a lotus flower for a modern/contemporary take on the tobacco leaf pumpkin.
Overall, I love the striking simplicity of the piece, plus the vinyl is removable so if I decide I hate this pattern next year, I simply pull off the vinyl and have a blank slate again.
**If you’d like access to the free SVG file to complete this project (minus the lotus flower, because it’s copyrighted) click here. The SVG file includes an alternative tobacco leaf flower AND the leaves and phoenix bird used in the project.
Tobacco Leaf China Pumpkin
There are some imperfections since pumpkins aren’t perfectly smooth and flat, but overall, it’s a preppy, Palm Beach chic and a punch of color for your fall decor.
The stem on this pumpkin was plain brown, but I used my most favorite gold leafing paint to give it a glamorous gilded finish. Super quick and easy!
And it looks especially great with my foo dogs and tobacco leaf teapot on my butler stand.
I love, love, love it. And I hope you do, too! Remember you can download a free SVG file via this link to complete your own tobacco leaf inspired pumpkin. 🙂