Friday, October 14, 2011

Pumpkin-paloosa


Last year a friend
had made these 
and 
sold them


  I bought this one
I really liked them
 but wanted to
 put my twist on it


 I also bought 2 kids shirts
Once I started I couldn't stop
I paid btwn .50-1.00




I used twine I had on hand
and when I went to buy
brown twine
I found green
the tutorial is 
at Hummadeedledee Blog

On the arms I cut
them right under the pit
then in half


Turned them inside out
and placed 4 pieces of twine
(abt 24in long b=but will
depend on height of pumpkin)
folded in half




twist a rubber band around the end
hint: get cording in center


turn right side out




stuff


distribute the cords


gather at the top
and secure with rubberband



something I did differently
I wrapped the twine up the stem
while gluing it into place


I coiled the twine
and added it to the top
to make it look more finished
The one photo I forgot
to take!


I plan to sell these at craft festivals
and hopefully will be getting
 my esty store
open sometime soon......


Bet you can't make just one.....

27 comments:

  1. I'm loving these! Planning to go thrifting this weekend and now can't wait to find some great patterns. Thanks for the step-by-step!

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  2. Blogger acting up, hope this isn't posting twice. Good job on these Jo!

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  3. I just saw another sweater pumpkin post this morning, Jo. I think that is an omen for me to go to GW and find some sweaters! LOL Too cute...

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  4. Jo, these are just the cutest ones that I have seen. I saw some yesterday at the sale, the velvet ones......so expensive $30 plus a piece for small ones. I like yours better.
    Thanks for stoppng by. You have had that cold way too long. What does the doctor say. I am going to try to plan a Christmas get together. Hope we can all get together, have lunch and laugh like crazy.

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  5. Those are just too darn cute! Love em!

    Jeanine

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  6. Those are so cute! What a neat idea. Thanks for sharing.

    Dropping by from Met Monday.

    Allison
    Atticmag
    Interview with Shabby Chic Rachel Ashwell

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  7. Love how you did them! The orange sweater pumpkin is adorable!

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  8. Hi Jo! I just saw your post on Motivated Monday. What a creative idea! In fact, your whole blog is FULL of creative ideas. I am now your newest follower; and I would love it if you'll follow me, too! Many blessings to you!

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  9. Saw this on Motivated Monday and had to Pin It!

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  10. This turned out beautifully!! So cute

    You might like the giveaway of children's room art happening on my blog -- come by if you'd like!

    Jenny
    http://simcoestreet.blogspot.com/

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  11. So, so cute. I love that they are all different textures and colors and the addition of the "cording". Plus you've got the most hilarious header! Kudos to you!

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  12. Spooky Halloween post! Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  13. That is such a cute project, great how they turned out!

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  14. Such fun. A real whimsical twist on the old pumpkin. Lovin' it. Thanks for linking this up to Motivated Monday at BeColorful.
    Pam

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  15. These are adorable! What a fun idea Jo!!
    Hoping you are feeling better...this year seems to have something that hangs on for folks!
    Love,
    Sue

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  16. These are adorable! I'll be looking for neat sweaters now for sure. Good thinking incorporating the twine with the rubber bands. No sewing!

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  17. Super cute! I have been wanting some of these but I don't sew much. Now I can actually make them! Thank you!

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  18. These are soooooo ooooo oooooo cute! Wow! I'm pinning you right now. Wow. Thanks for sharing.
    xo
    Andee
    visiting from tip junkie

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  19. Love it! Please post this, and anything else you may have, in my link party at
    http://diycraftstomake.blogspot.com/

    Thanks,

    Peggy

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  20. What adorable pumpkins!

    I featured them today:
    http://adiamondinthestuff.blogspot.com/2011/10/time-to-shine-features-no-40.html

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  21. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150364224037428&set=a.402317137427.178315.565002427&type=1&theater#!/cheri.peoples

    I just featured you on my facebook page.

    Cheri

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  22. Wow..These are adorable...Perfect turn out and soo festive for the season.. I would LOVE for you to please share it via my thanksgiving linky party pweease. - http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/11/thankful-for-food.html?showComment=1321294226362#c4607478653202832991 TY -- wishing you an amazing start to your week..Officially following ya with smiles.. :))

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  23. Oh! So so so nice!!!
    Love the idea!

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  24. What a great way to make pumpkins. I can't wait to try it.

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