Friday Fall Feature – Week Three
In last Friday’s tutorials we started to make pumpkins that don’t involve using actual pumpkins. So let’s keep it going! In the next two weeks I am going to show you how to make canning lid and twine pumpkins as well as pumpkins using material.
- Paper roll or something similar – pool noodles also work
- Twine (like sisal) or a stiff twine work best – I used a bakers twine that I got at IKEA and this jute rope I grabbed from the dollar store
- Wire or extra twine (to tie it with)
- Stick from your neighbour’s tree (kidding! Don’t go cutting down your neighbour’s trees for your pumpkin)
You are going to want to start by placing a strip of wire across the roll like so.
Then wrap your twine around the tube – but not too tight – you will want to be able to slip it off the roll easy.
The number of times you wrap the twine around will depend on size and thickness of the twine itself – slide it off the tube being careful to make sure the wire is still in the middle. (Mine went around 24 times.)
Pull the wire together and twist it a few times to hold it together. Make sure it is nice and snug then fan out the twine.
Cut a small stick from YOUR yard and attach with a little hot glue. I also put a little raffia in the sisal one. Add leaves or cinnamon sticks too, really anything goes.
And done!! I have to admit I found these ones a little finicky! But I still think they turned out cute.
Canning Lid Pumpkins
- Just the rings from some canning lids. Approx. 24
- If you aren’t aware, because you don’t generally do any canning, you can actually just buy the lids. But there are a whole heck of a lot of tutorials out there that use the mason jars also so do what you need to.
- Spray paint, ribbon, washi tape, paper – for decorating it if you want
- Twine or wire
- Cinnamon sticks, leaves or anything else to decorate the tops
First thing you need to do is remove the middle disc from the lids – you won’t be needing those. Set them aside for maybe some cute coasters.
I decided to spray paint mine in Heirloom White by Rust-o-leum. You can also leave them natural or paint them to match your own decor. As well you could add paper, washi tape or even ribbon to the edges. The options are endless.
Once dry, gather them together and using the string or wire tie them tight.
My paint chipped a little while I was trying to get them to sit nice. You can leave it like this if you like the rustic farmhouse look or just get them all tied together and give them another quick coat of paint.
Fan them out.
I decided to give mine another coat of paint when it was all together.
Add in the cinnamon sticks and some nice burlap leaves.
So unbelievably cute and you just needed to eat 24 jars of pickled eggs to make them! Wasn’t it worth it?
This week you have managed to make two types of pumpkins from scratch! Add them to the patch! And don’t forget to make yourself a cute sign to go with all the pumpkins. You can find the directions and a printable here.
Pin the image below to share with your friends.
Stay tuned for one more week of the Friday Fall Feature. I really hope you are enjoying these fun pumpkin tutorials. Week four we will be making pumpkins out of material. Check out a sneak peak below and a list of the supplies you will need.
Material for Toilet paper pumpkin 22″ x 18″ approx.
Roll of toilet paper
Something for the stem – I just rolled up a piece of burlap
Supplies for material pumpkins:
Hopefully you enjoyed this weeks pumpkins. Let me know if you have a favourite from this week and if you made any please post in the comments below. I would love to see them.