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It’s All Fall Blog Hop – Twine Pumpkin

 Welcome to the “It’s All Fall” blog hop!  Be sure to check out the blogs (AND GIVEAWAY) listed at the end of this post for more fun fall ideas!

I am so glad that I finally did something with this Dollar Store foam pumpkin!  It’s been sitting in my craft room for almost TWO YEARS looking all boring and out of place.

First, a de-stemming will be necessary.

You only need a few things main things for this project: a pumpkin, twine, scissors and hot glue.  Using my Fiskars Craft Knife, I cut off the stem.  Keep the stem around.  Yer gonna need it.

Now, it’s just wrap and hot glue, wrap and hot glue.

And we’re wrapping … and wrapping…

I had quite a time deciding how I would wrap my pumpkin.  I chose to keep the twine in one long strand while I criss crossed the pumpkin and glued.  However, I found that keeping one continuous strand made for quite a bulky pumpkin.  In the end, I went back and cut some of the areas much shorter and blended them in.  That gave the pumpkin a much nicer look.  You could cut a bunch of strands and apply them but I just didn’t have the patience for that. 😉

Top of the pumpkin to ya!

Can you believe that’s the pumpkin stem we removed earlier?  Copic Markers can do amazing things.  I used these two markers to turn that previously super fake looking stem into a not quite as obviously fake looking stem!  LOL!

All from a $1 pumpkin, glue and twine!

Now that the stem is all colored, I just hot glued it to the top of my finished pumpkin.  Woo hoo!  To give the pumpkin some extra details, I used a thinner and lighter color twine to define the lines of the pumpkins sections.  I left the thin twine long at the top so it would look like the vine.

Using Joy’s Life “It’s All Fall Puns” stamp set

I wish you could see this pumpkin in person because it looks even better in real life!  Even my hubby and sons loved it!  If you need some fall stamps for your projects, check out my, “It’s All Fall Puns” stamp set on my Products Page.

Time for a Giveaway!!

Leave a comment on this post to be eligible to win an awesome Martha Stewart glue gun…like the one I use in this post.  I love that thing!

AND THE WINNER IS:

Sallyedm says: SEPTEMBER 17, 2012 AT 12:36 AM

Hey, Joy!  I haven’t written in forever…but just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your blog. The mini-mini vacations were so fun to read. I’m in california so won’t be able to go to any of the places you went anytime soon. I really like you wrapped pumpkin. I found a little pumpkin I’ve had for a long, long time, some twine and an exacto knife…now if I just had a glue gun! Hmmmm.  How about some fun and spooky vinyl projects for Halloween? I have a bunch of vinyl, but just never know what to use it for!
Thanks for everything. You ROCK!  P.S. My dog just got skunked! Do you have any recipes to get the smell out of carpet (and hardwood floors and bedding and towels and bathtubs…auuugggghhhh!)

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56 Comments

  1. How cute! Now you need more to line them up on a staircase or a window!

    Sheri R

    sherii at cfl dot rr dot com

  2. This is gorgeous!!!I love how you did the stem.. the copics colored that fantastic! Amazing what you did with that $1 pumpkin. I just love it!!!

  3. That was a great hop 🙂 I saw lots of great projects and a couple of them i am going to copy. Thanks!

    sheri r

    sherii at cfl dot rr dot com

  4. OMG Joy!!! This is awesome!!! What a GREAT idea and love how the pumpkin turned out!!! Off to the Dollar Store 🙂
    Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT weekend!!
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    [email protected]

  5. Ooo, I like this idea Joy! Will have to visit the $$ store and see what they have!
    I just made some DIY pumpkins for my stairs, I think I’ll make some of these for my entry way! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  6. I am sooo going to make some of these Joy!! That pumpkin is awesome!! 🙂
    I can’t wait to see the rest of the hop!
    Hugs,
    Lori

  7. sunbun143 says:

    Love your pumpkin! And I love the fall! Can you believe I’ve never used a glue gun? Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. Great pumpkin project! will have to make one! off to see the rest of the hop!

  9. awesome idea, think im heading out to pick up supplies ! TFS

  10. Charlotte says:

    Hi Joy,
    This is just as cute as ever! WOW! What a difference a little twine makes. I’m going to run to the dollar store real quick before the Alabama / Arkansas game starts. Don’t you just love fall!!
    Charlotte

  11. Christine says:

    Hi Joy,
    Your pumpkin looks great! Thanks for showing us how to make it!
    Christine

  12. This is a brilliant idea!! I love it!! I’m off to hop around and see what your DT is up to these days!

  13. ALWAYS LOOKING FOR DOLLAR STORE CRAFTS GREAT IDEA. LOVE YOUR BLOG AND GIVEAWAY A NEW GUN WOULD BE GREAT MINE IS 10 YEARS OLD.

  14. lostnwa98 says:

    What a fun idea 🙂 nice job 🙂

  15. Charlotte says:

    Joy,

    i have so enjoyed the hop today. I have my pumpkin from the dollar store, so I am set to make one. Just wanted you to know that I could not resist test cute fall puns. So I have placed my order and can’t wait to get them. Have a great weekend.
    RTR
    Charlotte

  16. staceyscreativecorner says:

    Joy, you are so creative! I would have never thought to do that! It looks fabulous!

  17. Oh Joy, you always come up with ideas seem simple but truly amazing! Love this!

  18. wilsonarts says:

    What a super cute idea! I’m off to the dollar store 🙂

  19. Love it such a great idea!!!

    Tfs
    Viviana
    cvjac at att dot net

  20. Krafty Kim says:

    Love your pumpkin! Will have to try this! Thanks for the chance to win a glue gun! (pick me, pick me, lol)

  21. SUPER DUPER Cute pumpkin! And so easy! Thanks for sharing!

  22. Love your pumpkin idea – so pretty and simple too. I have to try it as well – thanks for sharing 🙂

  23. Super cute pumpkin re-do!! LOVE how the stem turned out!!

    silvia
    sillyscrap at aol dot com

  24. How cool is that pumpkin updo!?! Love your twine treatment. And now I don’t feel so bad for having some future craft projects sitting in a box for a couple of years. lol

  25. scrapbooknut67114 says:

    Love your project! Your ideas are always so creative. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    scrapbooknut67114 at gmail dot com

  26. This is so neat. I always try to think of cute creative things to make with dollar shore products. Awesome job this job came out so cute love the rustic look of it 🙂 awesome blog hop theme

    Micia
    [email protected]

  27. I am new to this site but can already see I am going to love it! such creativity … and who doesn’t love a chance to win stuff!

  28. kristindabomb says:

    I love it! You are so inventive! 😀

  29. Love your awesome work!! I like this altered pumpink a lot! Great job!! 🙂

  30. Awesome way to transform this pumpkin!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  31. What a fabulous idea!

  32. How cute is that pumpkin Joy? I used my very very old hot glue gun just the other day…it doesn’t even have a trigger handle…and said I HAVE to get a new one! So how wonderful it would be to win!
    Thanks so much for the idea and the chance to win!
    Teresa
    http://www.createenjoyshare.blogspot.com

  33. I need a new glue gun, mine just melted. Yes I left it on too long, don;t forget to unplug. No harm, no foul.

  34. Great idea. I love this pumpkin. Too cute.

  35. it has the feel of fall w/thethe outer cavas rope. looks great.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

  36. Great job! I am a first timer to your site and this won’t be the last!

  37. Hey, Joy!
    I haven’t written in forever…but just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your blog. The mini-mini vacations were so fun to read. I’m in california so won’t be able to go to any of the places you went anytime soon. I really like you wrapped pumpkin. I found a little pumpkin I’ve had for a long, long time, some twine and an exacto knife…now if I just had a glue gun! Hmmmm.
    How about some fun and spooky vinyl projects for Halloween? I have a bunch of vinyl, but just never know what to use it for!
    Thanks for everything. You ROCK!
    P.S. My dog just got skunked! Do you have any recipes to get the smell out of carpet (and hardwood floors and bedding and towels and bathtubs…auuugggghhhh!)

  38. sewsweetncrafty says:

    Hi Joy, this pumpkins is super cool. Gotta love those Copic markers! Thanks for a new idea and for the chance at a nice prize.

    Sew Sweet N Crafty
    SewSweetNCrafty.blogspot.com
    [email protected]

  39. Very nice Pumpkin Joy. An idea I have yet to see anywhere else! This one I will have to try as I have those pumpkins and the twine, just not those colors of copics. I love how you posted the project and the maker colors on the stem, that was wicked cool idea! I hope you have a great Monday!

  40. Super cute as usual Joy! I just picked up a few of these little pumpkins to cover in white and orange twine. I may have to try one like this too!

  41. Joydee1963 says:

    I got to give this a try!!!!!! I love It!!!!! I did the Dasmask pumpkins when you posted them ,These would look great with them,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

  42. OMG! That little pumpkin turned out fabulous!!! TFS

  43. RachelMarie says:

    Super cute pumpkin! Looks like I need to take a trip to the dollar store today. 🙂

  44. I love this tutorial!! I wanna run out and get a pumpkin right now to try it! Thanks for the hop! I can’t wait to see all the fun projects!

  45. love love love it Joy!!!!!
    i can’t wait to give this a try….\thank you so much for all you do….

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