Smelly Little Pumpkin Potpourri

How adorable are these little pumpkins????

little pumpkins in mason jar with bow

Beware of bad photos!  They were taken a long time ago! 

They are called putka (pudka) pods and if you don't know about them already, I'm here to introduce you!

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They are miniature pumpkin shaped seed pods from India. and are used for holiday decoration and crafts.

jar of Putka pods

These are new to me but let me tell you.... they are adorable!  

And they smell great too! 

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.

colored leaves

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

mason jar with putka pods and crow picture

There are a zillion decorating ideas for these little cuties!

How about adding them to a wreath or stringing them like cranberries for garland?

wreath and mason jar with mini pumpkins

jar of mini pumpkin potpourri

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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