This is a throwback project from last year. As I mentioned in my last post, I tried to decorate my house with very neutral colors for fall, so these pumpkins were perfect :)
They are super easy to make too. I got some fake pumpkins at the store for about a dollar each on the big ones, and five dollars for the box of eight. If you plan well, you can get these on clearance for super cheap the year before :)
At first, I attempted to spray paint them. I sprayed one, and it looked
ridiculous. I barely sprayed it, and the paint already started to run.
Plus, it was really really shiny. So I decided to nix that idea and just
go and paint them with some white craft paint.
Next I took some jute and glued the end piece to the bottom of the stem
with some hot glue, then started winding it upward. Every so often I
found that I had to put another dab of glue to prevent gaps in the jute.
To finish it of, on the top, I put a good dab of hot glue, and then kind
of circled the jute around it and left a tail of about 5 to 7 inches
I then dipped that tail into some fabric stiffener and wrapped it
around a pen to dry. For more loose curls you can find something bigger
than a pen, or just slide the jute off the pen when its still a smidge
wet, but yet hard enough to hold shape.
I made the tighter curls by twirling the jute around the pen and not
leaving any gaps between one twirl and the next, and then secured it
with a clip.
I noticed they all fall where they want. I like to think its a little whimsical :)
And on a good note :) I finally got my fall wreath on the door lol. I know, it feels like I'm a little late considering my neighbor had hers up at the beginning of August. I figure, I'd put mine up when it looks like the leaves are changing on the trees. A good rule to go by :)