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.
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.
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.
I grouped the five little pumpkins on a cream coloured runner on my kitchen table. They look great flickering away in the evening.
This was a fun, and simple project, and I got lots of compliments on them at Thanksgiving. 😉