After a great weekend at The Kane County Flea market; I am ready to get my crafting on! I love me some twine this Fall, and I made this cute,twine-wrapped pumpkin and a few other things to add some Autumn flavor and it sold right away. How cute would a few other these be on a porch or stairway?
It just took twine(2 sizes), wire, hot glue, burlap ribbon, some burned fingers, and a couple of pine cones from the yard.
I took one of these ordinary little craft pumpkins from the craft store:
and made it into this! You can do it too, and hopefully you are better than I am with a HGG. I have the battle scars and the glue gun won.
I started at the stem with my heavy twine from the hardware store and just glued and wrapped right under the stem. I twirled and glued and wrapped all the way down. Once I was past half way, I flipped it over and continued on to the bottom.
I wanted a longer bendy-type stem, so I took some black wire I had and bent it into a stem-ish shape.Since the pumpkins are some kind of foam, I just stuck it in a glued it a bit to hold it in place.
I started wrapping the wire and base in another size and color of twine for contrast.
Once I got up tot he top, I just kept wrapping and gluing until I got the size and texture I wanted.
I tied on a bit of burlap ribbon and glued a few pine cones we had and viola!
A cute little, twine wrapped pumpkin, ready for a Fall mantle and some stray leaves!
P.S. I wanted to mention I am now going to be truncating my posts in Reader.I know it's a pain and you have to click over to read the entire post, but this sweet lady explains why. I will keep the full feed on my blog for now. The short and sweet version is there are a lot of people out there ruining it for the rest of us. They are called "scrapers", and they are stealing content from our blog feeds and making a lot of money from it. I have found my things on a few of these sites and it is really disheartening. If you also want to change up your blog to make it harder to have your content stolen, check out her site, It seems excessive and makes me sad. Blogging has changed so much in the last few years.Somethings are amazing and a few others...notsomuch.
Also, I am sure you have noticed my new watermark. I am trying out the program Visual Watermark and so far, I love it.
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