Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Jute Pumpkins

Have you ever had a craft idea in your head, but not sure if it would work once you made it? This was one of those projects.I am pleased to say it turned out great, just as I imagined and I love them! Love when that happens. I made some jute decorative balls here, so I used the same concept making the pumpkins.
I blew up some balloons, took my jute and put it in diluted Elmer's glue wrapped the jute around the balloon, going around the balloon. I let the pumpkins dry over night.
The next day when the jute was dry, I popped the balloons.
After removing the popped balloon from the pumpkins I took the pumpkin and kind of squished it to form a pumpkin shape.
This is what they looked like after squishing.
I then took the pumpkins and painted them, I got so excited about the project - I forgot to take a picture of this step. I painted some white, orange and left some unpainted. While the pumpkins were drying I took a dowel and cut to the desired length. I then took jute and glued it with my hot glue gun as I wrapped the jute around the dowel for the stem of the pumpkin.
I then took the stem and wrapped wire around it and then curled the ends. I hot glued the end of the stem to the pumpkin. Love how they turned out!






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10 comments:

  1. This is so cute! I can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing. I'm pinning this!!!

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  2. I have been wanting to do this with string, I never thought to use jute. too cute!

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  3. Hi! I came here from seeing these featured at Someday Crafts. They're adorable and yes, I think I might be making a couple of these. Thank you for the tutorial! Now a new follower.

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  4. Loving this! Super cute.

    Jessica
    http://myworldmadebyhand.blogspot.com

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  5. This is super cute and looks really easy! Thanks for sharing :)

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  6. These are great! I love how they look:)

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  7. adorable!

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  8. This is really cute! I featured it today at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "featured" button.

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  9. I'll be featuring these on Halloween. I'd love for you to stop by, check it out, and grab a button :)

    Jessica
    http://myworldmadebyhand.blogspot.com

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