Twine Pumpkins

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This fall, I’m loving the look of burlap, twine, white pumpkins, and neutrals. Although the oranges and reds of fall are so beautiful, I also love the natural look of creams, whites and browns this year, and I really love the look it creates when I can be restrained enough to use a neutral palette. I spotted a fun twine pumpkin at Recaptured Charm, and thought that a grouping of them would make a great fall decoration. Lisa used a dark brown jute twine, see her great tutorial here. I wanted to try it with a lighter coloured twine and white cotton string as well.

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I blew up several small balloons, all in slightly different sizes. I dipped the strings in white glue, and got my hands dirty wrapping the balloons.

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After the string was dry, I popped the balloons, and made sure there was a big enough space in the bottom to insert a battery operated candle. Then, I went for a little walk to the forest, and found a stick large enough to resemble a pumpkin stem. I cut the stick to length, and glued it to the top of the string ball with a little hot glue.

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I grouped the five little pumpkins on a cream coloured runner on my kitchen table. They look great flickering away in the evening.

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This was a fun, and simple project, and I got lots of compliments on them at Thanksgiving. πŸ˜‰

This post is linked up at Blue Cricket Design, Savvy Southern Style, Whipperberry, French Country Cottage, The Shabby Nest, Faded Charm Cottage, and Tatertots and Jello.

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Comments

  1. Super cute idea!!!

  2. Your twine pumpkins turned out terrific! Fun but messy huh? lol I’m so glad you tried them. They look fabulous grouped together.
    Great job!
    Lisa

  3. Well, well dannyelle — your twine pumpkin patch is well lit my friend and what fun. So you are not only smart but creative too — great thing about crafting is there are no failures; only success!! Blessings Terri http://www.morningdewdrops.typepad.com

  4. Those are cuuuuute! I kind of want to just make some as balls and stick them in a bowl!

    I’m following you now πŸ™‚ I’d love if you come stop by my blog sometime when you get a chance.

    jamie@sewrockin.com

  5. Hi I just found your blog at Whipperberry. I’m lovin’ these pumpkins!!! Thanks for explaining how you did them. Now they’re on my ever growing list of to dos.

    Hugs…Tracy πŸ™‚ (your newest follower)
    I hope you stop by and visit me at http://cottonpickincute.blogspot.com

  6. Miss Kitty says:

    Thanks so much for sharing how you made these great pumpkins! They are just adorable!

  7. I’ve always wanted to try this…yours turned out great!

  8. Wow! These are super adorable. LOVE the little lights in the middle.

  9. WOW – these are amazing and thanks so much for sharing the how-to.
    Visiting from TT&J
    Lowri
    http://papervinenz.blogspot.com

  10. This is awesome! I featured you today, come check it out.

    http://kim-toomuchtimeonmyhands.blogspot.com/2011/10/good-morning-sunshine_31.html

  11. linda lippiatt says:

    very, very clever!!!

  12. betty embrey says:

    Very nice. I have seen this idea done in pastel crocheting thread with
    pastel crochet thread and Easter themes inside.

  13. Michele Liso says:

    I made one pumkin but there is alot of glue residue on the string. How do you avoid this? It also tends to collapse a little.

  14. Hi Michele,
    The string will be completely covered in glue. The glue will be what gives the twine it’s strength to not collapse. I used regular white glue, and it dries quite clear. Perhaps you didn’t use the right glue? Not sure why it won’t have worked well for you. Perhaps try again with regular white glue, if that’s not what you used the first time.
    Best of luck,
    Dannyelle

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