9.01.2013

DIY Burlap & Metal Ribbon Pumpkins

I LOVE Fall! 
I've been going through my bins of decorations all week, getting ready to transform the house!  As I was going through my stuff, I found these wicker pumpkins I've had that have always bored me, so today I'm going to show you how I spruced them up using burlap and metal ribbon!
 You will need:
wicker pumpkin
burlap
metal ribbon
floral wire (plain wire will work fine too!)
hot glue

*Most of my supplies came from Hobby Lobby & Michaels*  

I used 2 different styles of wicker pumpkins, but the process was the same for both.

First I took my burlap and cut it into thin strips, making sure it was long enough to wrap around the pumpkin
 I took the strip of burlap and tucked it into the top of the pumpkin, leaving a few inches loose.  Then I looped it around to the other side, and did the same thing.



 I repeated this process, leaving a space in between each strip for the metal ribbon


 When I finished looping the burlap, I took floral wire and wrapped it around the loose ends of burlap to secure them
 Next, I took my metal ribbon, cut it to length with wire cutters, then pinched the ends into a point, 
like this:

I looped the metal ribbon around just like with the burlap, but I hot glued the metal at each end, 
near the top of the pumpkin.
 To finish it off, I took another small strip of burlap and tied it around the floral wire. 
Isn't it cute?!  
 Here's the other one I made:
 The only thing I did different with this one was loop the metal ribbon first, before the burlap.  


But I'm loving how they turned out...not quite so boring!!
What do you think?! 




Tatertots & Jello

33 comments:

  1. Oh this is so creative, I love it. Looks beautiful. I hope you will link up to my Inspire Me party that will go live tomorrow afternoon. www.astrollthrulife.net Hugs, Marty

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    1. Thank you Marty, I'll definitely link up!

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  2. These are ADORABLE~!
    Good job... Luv Em'... Beautiful!
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  3. A clever up date!
    I like the touch of silver.

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    1. Thank you, I really like the silver too! :)

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  4. Very clever, I love the burlap with the wicker~
    Jenna

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  5. These are awesome! So inspiring for different kinds of pumpkins!! I would love it if you would come link up to my link party!
    http://gracelangdon.blogspot.com/2013/09/making-monday-3.html

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    1. Thank you so much Gracie, I'll definitely link up!

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  6. Love, love this project! So pretty! I have a new weekly link party which is live now and I would love if you stop by and link up this wonderful post! Hope to see you there! http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com/ Hugs, Maria

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    1. Thank you Maria!! I'd love to come link up! :)

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  7. Great idea with the metal ribbon! :)

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm kinda obsessed with the metal ribbon right now!

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  8. This is really cool. I love the mixture of patterns. Might become a copy-cat. Would love for you to visit. http://lovinlife1dayatatime.blogspot.com.
    Thanks for sharing, Debbie
    PS..coming to you from Huckleberry Love

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    1. Thank you Debbie!! Oh, I'd love for you to be a copy-cat! :) lol

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  9. Hi Therena! Those pumpkins are so cute! I love the metal ribbon! Got to get me some of that! Thanks for sharing! Blessings from Bama!

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  10. Cute project~ it's so original! Very ingenious use of the burlap and ribbon! I think this is easy enough that even I could tackle it! Thanks!

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  11. Just stopping by to Thank you for sharing this great project at One More Time Events ... You have been featured at "Feature Me Friday" http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2013/09/mason-jars-metallic-painted-mason-jars.html hope you can join in this Sunday.
    Tammy

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  12. Really cute--love the different textures in there!

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  13. I love these! What a great fall project! XO

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  14. I love, love, love these!!!!

    Inviting you to stop and link at our SUPER SUNDAY Link Party, live Sat-Tues evenings :)

    Lori
    Who Needs A Cape?
    Not Your Average Super Moms...

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  15. Any idea where we can find this metal ribbon online? We've bought out all the Hobby Lobby's in our area and they say they are not going to restock it! Please respond if anyone is able to find this online :)

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  16. Can you tell me where I can find metal ribbon or what they call it, if not metal ribbon? Thanks!

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