Sunday, September 18, 2011

Autumn Yarn Pumpkins


Recently I was checking out some fall projects online and I came across one that I thought was extra cute. That's My Letter's twine pumpkins. I loved the look of them and their super fall-like feel so wanted to give them a try, putting my own little twist on them, of course.  Along with twine, I found some autumn colored yarn and  used that to make my pumpkins.

Cast of Characters:

MultiColored Yarn
Foam Pumpkins

 as well as jute twine and a glue gun.

I started out by cutting the tops off of the pumpkins to make it easier to wrap the yarn around.


Then it was a simple as wrapping the yarn around and glueing as I went wherever I thought it needed extra hold.


As I went along, I got a better rhythm to the wrapping so that it was a lot more neat than seen above.  After wrapping until covered, I tied off the yarn, glued the pumpkin stem back onto the top and that was it!



These were so super simple and add a lovely fall feeling to our home to welcome in the season.























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76 comments:

  1. Hi! Newest follower from Let's Get Social Blog Hop. Would love for you to consider following me back.
    Have a great week! Malia
    www.yesterdayontuesday.com

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  2. HI - LOVE your site! I'm following you via GFC and Networked Blogs from the hop. Please stop by and follow me back at http://psbeautyblog.blogspot.com.

    I look forward to reading more of your posts :)

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  3. Thanks for following!! Follower on both of your sites :)

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  4. These are nice! Clever idea and well done. I might just try this and soon.

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  5. Love this!

    http://homespunkitchen.blogspot.com/

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  6. Very cute! Love the yarn colors. I might just have to give this a try. Came over via Running with Glitter.

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  7. These look great, what a creative idea! I love the different color yarn. Thanks for showing off!

    Carlee
    www.ladybirdln.com

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  8. I would have never thought to choose those yarn colors for this project, but they look absolutely wonderful...much cuter than plain orange! Just goes to show what thinking outside the box can do. :)

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  9. These are so pretty! I love the multi-colored pumpkin! Stopping by from The Girl Creative.
    Jen
    Scissors & Spatulas

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  10. What a fun idea! Makes me feel cozy just looking at them!

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  11. So pretty!! I would love for you to link this up at the Do Something Crafty link party: http://vanessascraftynest.blogspot.com/search/label/Do%20Something%20Crafty%20Friday

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  12. Wonderful! I will be making these for sure! Thanks for the fall tip!

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  13. Gorgeous. The yarn looks perfect for the pumpkins and the fall season. I would love it if you would stop by and share at the link party going on right now at Lines Across My Face.
    I hope to see you soon,
    Rachel
    http://linesacrossmyface.blogspot.com/2011/09/cure-for-common-monday-9.html

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  14. Love this! They're so pretty! I'm totally making these!
    ~*Jessica Lauren @ <a href="http://copy-cat-crafter.blogspot.com>Copy-Cat-Crafter</a>*~

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  15. Awesome! They look so cozy. I love the variegated yarn you chose.

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  16. Thanks for sharing. I am featuring this project today on my facebook page.
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lines-Across-My-Face/197428556982169
    Rachel
    http://linesacrossmyface.blogspot.com

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  17. Thank you everyone for stopping by and leaving your super sweet comments!! Checking out all of your awesome blogs!

    @Rachel Thanks so much for the feature! Made my day :) Stealing a featured button from you ;)

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  18. So simple, yet stunning. I love the texture.

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  19. Hi, Nikki

    I love your pumpkins. They are beautiful! Thanks for sharing.
    I found your blog on notjustahousewife.com and I enjoyed looking around. I am following your blog now and twitter.
    I have a great giveaway this week stop by homesweetbutterfly.com

    Have a great week.
    Vanessa

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  20. I really love them with the colorful yarn, Nikki! Great job!

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  21. Super cute. Love your choice of yarn colors. Thank you for sharing.
    liZ
    (simplesimonandco)

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  22. Hi, saw your link on the Lines Across My Face page and wanted to tell you I love the pumpkins! What a great idea. I am now following you:)
    http://fortheloveofwelleverything.blogspot.com/

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  23. I haven't seen something like this done to fake pumpkins yet and I really like it!

    Shana
    Mankind's Fascination with Self-Expression
    http://sfaesyartwork.blogspot.com

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  24. Oh my goodness, I love this! What a great idea! I'd love to have you link this and any other projects you've made recently at Creative Me Monday! Here's the link:

    http://www.thesoutherninstitute.com/2011/09/creative-me-monday_18.html?utm_source=BP_recent

    Hope to see you there!

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  25. Nikki love your version, thanks for the credit, so nice to see others take on an idea. The yarn adds a whole new sophisticated look to plastic pumpkins, really nice work.

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  26. I can't believe that it's yarn! It looks amazing! Thanks for the inspiration! I saw this on the Cherished Bliss linky party.

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  27. Those look fantastic!! If you get a chance, I would love it if you could share this at my link party, The Creative Spark. Pinning this! Have a great week.
    Jenn :)

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  28. These are super cute! I love yarn, and I love how easy this craft is.

    Pinning on pinterest. :)

    Cheers,
    Tracy Screaming Sardine

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  29. What a great project! The yarn gives a wonderful texture and dimension to an otherwise plain faux pumpkin.

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  30. Thank you, thank you, thank you for all of these great comments!! ...and thanks for the pins!
    @Jaime Im so glad you found me! I wanted to leave you a comment to let you know I gave your lovely idea a shot but hadn't gotten a chance yet. Im glad you like them! Thanks for sharing :)

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  31. And I like them so much better than the original pumpkins!!!

    Love the name of your blog.

    I'm your newest follower. :)

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  32. Oh my word--I LOVE these! Now if I could just get my hands on some foam pumpkins. ;)

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  33. I just shared your project on my FB page... GREAT JOB!

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  34. Im so glad you guys love them (and the new name:))!

    @Desiree That is AWESOME!! Grabbed a feature button ;) Thanks so much. Love your blog!!

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  35. I'd love it if you shared these on my Linky Party! www.projectqueen.org They are so cute!
    I'm your newest follower!

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  36. AMAZING! I'm featuring you tomorrow at the Friday Favs Part- thanks for linking up!
    naptimecrafters.blogspot.com

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  37. @Amy You rock!! Thanks so much!! Looking forward to it :)

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  38. These are amazing! I'd love to feature them next week! :)

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  39. How sweet - I liked them so much I linked these to my Autumn post too today, well done!

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  40. Thanks!!

    @Nicole That would be awesome! Thank you!!
    @Heather Im headed over there now :)

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  41. These are so great!! I love the yarn you used - the variegated color is so fun! Thanks for linking up to Think Pink Sundays - I featured you today!! :) http://www.flamingotoes.com/2011/09/crush-of-the-week-think-pink-highlights-4/

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  42. I featured your awesome pumpkins!!! Great job!
    http://www.thegingerbreadblog.com/2011/09/sweet-saturday-v6.html

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  43. These are awesome I love them! Thanks for linking them up to Scrappy Saturdays last weekend, hope to see you at the linkup tomorrow! :)

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  44. Wow, wow, wow! I love these and their gorgeous colors! I saw yours featured right next to mine at Under the table and dreaming! I did some yarn pumpkins too but I truly love the richness of your colors. And I did not even THINK of wrapping them. Genius! Yours were probably a gazillion times easier to do! Just awesome! Such a fabulous project my friend! Hugs! :)

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  45. Thank you, thank you for all of the great features!! I am humbled and so appreciative :)

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  46. Hi Talented gal! I just wanted to let you know that I featured your wonderful pumpkins over on my blog today---thank you SO much for linking up!
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

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  47. Wow! I have been seeing your pumpkins popping up everywhere - great job! Thanks so much for linking up to The Creative Spark - I'll be featuring these too! Hope to see you again!
    Jenn :)

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  48. Those are so cute! Hi! New follower from the FNF blog hop! Please follow back. Thanks! Through the Eyes of a Tiger

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  49. Super cute! Great job:) Thanks for linking up at my party, I am going to be featuring these this week!! It will be up on Tuesday evening!

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  50. I love these! What a fun idea.

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  51. Clever, unique and fun!

    Thanks so much for linking up.

    I am sharing over on Facebook.

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  52. I'm in love with your pumpkins!!!! I had to wait to feature them today so they would get the most traffic! Great job! (You and your daughter are beautiful.)

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  53. I just featured your adorable pumpkins! Thanks for linking up! :)

    http://www.polishthestars.com/2011/09/monday-link-party-35.html

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  54. These are fantastic! I love the texture and the color-changing yarn.

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  55. How incredibly beautiful! xo (new follower here!)

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  56. Yep, these are AMAZING! Look how creative you are! That is impressive! I MUST make these! Going to the store tomorrow! I am so glad you shared this @ Show & Share! Thanks so much!

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  57. @Michelle@Somedaycrafts You are so sweet! Thank you so much for the awesome feature :)

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  58. Everyone, your comments are so greatly appreciated!! Thank you so so much!!

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  59. These are sooo cute!!! I will have to try making some!

    Thanks for sharing!

    -Adriane@ fruitfulhomejournal.blogspot.com

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  60. I love those! Found you on Chef in Training.

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  61. These are FANTASTIC! I'd love for you to link up here:

    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2011/09/fall-craft-challenge-4-pumpkins.html

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  62. Great idea!! Very original!

    http://lilioshka.blogspot.com/

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  63. These are really fun! I love yarn. Good luck on American Crafter!

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  64. These are so cute and would be perfect in our living room!

    I hope you can share your post at the It’s a Wrap Link Party at Artful Rising.

    Erika

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  65. I just wanted to let you know I featured you over on blissful and domestic. Stop by and grab a button

    www.blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com

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  66. @Erika and Danielle Headed to your blogs now :)

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  67. This is such an awesome idea and so simple! Thanks for sharing!

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  68. This is a great idea! You can place them outside your home or inside. Very versatile.

    http://whichmewillibetoday.wordpress.com

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  69. What a great project!! I'm including these in a 13 for Halloween round-up of pumpkin ideas at my blog this Friday, with one pic and a link back to this post. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration : )

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