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pumpkin craft 1

There are so many cool fall crafts being posted on Pinterest every minute that it’s getting hard to keep up!  Two distinctively different pumpkin themed ideas really caught my fancy.  This first one took about 10 minutes to pull together, and oddly enough, out of the two different pumpkin projects I made – Dave liked this one best. The second one, which I’ll put up tomorrow, took quite a bit longer. When I say “quite a bit” – I’m talking several hours longer.  Yeah, ten minutes vs. about four hours… and he likes the 10 minute craft best… Go figure!

So this is the 10-minute pumpkin craft – canning jar rings strung together in a circle, filled with burlap, and topped with a cinnamon stick stem and burlap leaves. Rustic, cute, and easy as pie.

I used 22 wide-mouth canning jar rings.

Strung them together, all going the same direction and tied a tight knot.

Which formed a nice pumpkin shaped circle.

The other supplies were a piece of burlap, a couple cinnamon sticks, and some Mod Podge.

I used scissors to cut out a couple of leaves from the burlap and then brushed each with Mod Podge to stiffen the leaves and prevent the burlap from unraveling.

Next, I pushed the remaining length of burlap into the center of my pumpkin to give it a little substance.

To finish it off, I broke a couple of the cinnamon sticks in half and pushed them into the center of the pumpkin to form the stem and tucked the dried leaves alongside the stem.

Voila!!


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4 comments

1 Marissa { 09.18.12 at 11:03 AM }

Make me one?? 🙂

2 Amy { 09.18.12 at 11:25 AM }

OK, craft days need to become regular so I can hang out with you during the day! I miss you!! xoxo

3 Ronnie Jaap { 09.18.12 at 12:03 PM }

Soo cute!

4 Audrey Larsen { 09.18.12 at 2:03 PM }

This is so cute, and I love that it’s really quick! I shared the link on facebook.

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