Monday, November 14, 2011

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Thanksgiving Pumpkin

A big, heartfelt THANKS is going out to Between Naps on the Porch for this fantastic idea for decorating a pumpkin. I love getting more bang for my buck too :) The same pumpkin that I had used for Halloween, I was able to reuse for Thanksgiving. Love that.
There is a fantastic tutorial for this idea on BNOTP, but I will attempt to sum it up here too.

  1. Choose 2 patterns of wired-edge ribbon.
  2. Cut 4 strips (approx. 50" each) from each pattern ribbon. You will have a total of 8 strips of ribbon.
  3. The original tutorial calls for a fall-looking napkin ring that you will attach to the stem of the pumpkin. I did not have said napkin ring (of course) so I improvised with cutting the stem and leaves off of a spring-looking daisy that I salvaged from an earlier craft. I twisted the ends together to form a make-shift napkin ring.
  4. Lay one strip of ribbon on the table and set your pumpkin on the center.
  5. Pull the ribbon through the napkin ring on either side of the pumpkin. I could only use 4 ribbons total. My pumpkin must be a lot smaller than the one used in the original tutorial.
  6. Once all the ribbon is pulled through, cut off the excess so that what you're left with is appropriate for your size pumpkin.
  7. Shape the tail ends of the ribbon.
  8. Set out on your porch and admire :)