Smelly Little Pumpkin Potpourri

How adorable are these little pumpkins????

They are called putka (pudka) pods....
 They are miniature pumpkin shaped seed pods from India. They are used for holiday decoration and crafts.

These are new to me but let me tell you.... 
they are so adorable!  And they smell great! 
Like cinnamon!

The pods I bought are died orange and look exactly like little pumpkins. I've also seen them in yellow, red and green for fall decorating.

I added a photo of a black crow to this mason jar... 
it makes a great Halloween photo display!

There are a zillion decorating ideas for these little cuties!
How about adding them to a wreath or stringing them like cranberries for garland?

I bought my pudka pods from 
a great Etsy shop! 

Enjoy my finds!

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  1. Susan ~ I have never seen those but you are right they are so cute!! Thank you for sharing them!


  2. Susan,
    Thank you for featuring my pods and shoppe! It is very nice of you. They are such great little accents for fall.I have them in wooden bowls and trenchers and around candles all over my home for a touch of color and scent.

    Enjoy yours,
    Harvest Moon Prims

  3. These are great! They are new to me, too.

  4. They are adorable, Susan! Great for an apothecary jar or cloche and I could see doing a wreath with these! Love 'em!

  5. You are right! Super cute. I have never seen them before either. Fun finds for a mundane Monday morning.

  6. I love these! I think she's sold out now! I wonder if I can find these in a craft store! They are precious and I LOVE small pumpkins!♥

  7. Great idea! They are so cute and perfect for fall!

    I stumbled this!

  8. I have these in a display that I blogged about last week! lol Thanks for the info about them!

  9. Those are new to me! I love your display with the black crow...such a perfect fall display!

  10. Those are very cute and they must smell mmmmm...good! Love cinnamon! The display with the crow and the pods in the jar is adorable! I signed up to follow and see more great ideas from you!

  11. How cute! I love these, I have some and I really reallyyyyyy love the idea of coloring them! :o) so so clever! Thanks for the great idea! Andddd for linking up!!
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

  12. Wow, I've never even *heard* of those before. So cool!!!

  13. Those pods are wonderful!!!

    I love how you did the crow pic in the jar. looks so dimensional.

    barbara jean

  14. I love these. I am featuring you TODAY.


  15. Those look like fun. I've never heard of them. I love little pumpkin things and I love cinnamon smells in the fall so these sound like a perfect combination. I wonder if I could find some locally.


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