Saturday, October 31, 2009


Quick and simple is my motto this year when it comes to crafts! And the following two fit in both categories--and they are also cheap!

I put stickers on an incredibly real-looking, fake green apple from Walmart ($1) for my desk at school. I told you--quick, simple, and cheap! Yes, I'm known as Mrs. V. there. There are not many brave enough to tackle the Italian last name in these parts.

This next craft doesn't require a tutorial, but since I took the pictures, I'll go ahead and act like everyone reading this is dopey.
1. Buy fake pumpkins--the bigger the better.
2. Spray fake pumpkins white.
3. Choose a variety of ribbons and trims.
4. Cut to size.
5. Hot glue the ribbons/trims in the grooves of the pumpkin.
I actually hot-glued all the tops around the stems first. Then I did a little in the middle and then underneath. There is no need to hot glue the entire length--unless you just enjoy it.
6. Wrap the stem with twine.
I used tacky glue for this so I didn't burn the tips of my fingers off.
7. Tie some ribbons around the stem.
8. Enjoy for years to come.



Laryssa Herbert said...

What a beautiful idea for the pumpkins!

Kelly said...

I am so glad you did the tutorial. :) I wish you had done one for the apple. My mind is not quite with it today. HEHE

sara's art house said...

LOVE the ribbon pumpkin!!!

Dianna said...

That's something different. Seems like everyone else is stacking pumpkins.

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Oh my goodness, those are the cutest pumpkins I've seen this year! Just adorable.

KMfamily ;-) said...

this will so be my Thanksgiving center piece this year!

Tara said...

This is a great Idea! Thanks for the inspiration.

Jan @ bobbypinsboardwalk said...

How perfect. Now I know what I can do with all those 75% off pumpkins in the stores. I'm off to shop. Wonderful blog and inspiration! I would love for you to visit me at my blog. I'm going to go ahead and sign up to follow what you're up to.

Nany said...

I love the pumpkin.. it turns very elegant but I don't know where to find those fake pumpkins here in Puerto Rico.... Maybe I will try tomorrow in a craft store...

deborah said...

just too stinkin' cute, I say! Hubs & I have errands to run tonight, now a trip to Michael's is on the list. Can't wait to make some for our table! Thanks for a great post...Deborah

Barbara said...

I can't wait to make one. I have several old pumpkins that need a make over.


Rachael said...

I can't wait to make one! Thanks for the great Idea.

Jenny said...

So pretty! I have to go find some cheap pumpkins now!

Jessica @ This Blessed Life said...

That is absolutely just....darling! There is no other word! :) (Found you from Reinvented.)

Hopeful Housewife said...

Love this pumpkin idea & the apple for your desk! Super Cute!

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