Friday, September 28, 2012

Fake Pumpkins I

M has decided that we need to make decorations for this fall. I sigh in resignation, but realize that she is right, too. Even though Autumn is my favorite time of year (at least until Spring comes), I have almost no embellishments for that season. The cinnamon broom that gave me migraines got chucked within days.

Seasonal crafts abound, but we're going to challenge ourselves to use items that we already have on hand, or are cheaper than dirt. And we're going to major on pumpkins this year, but buying real ones is out of the question.

Enter our first Fake Pumpkin project, and quite possibly the easiest craft idea on the planet (unless, of course, you have to crawl all the way to the back, under the basement stairs where the canning supplies are stored, like I did). It requires no special skills, equipment, or even crafting, for that matter.

Zip tie old canning jar rings together and stick a cinnamon stick in the middle. Ta-Da! That's it. You could stuff a piece of burlap or fabric in with the stem for a leaf if you wanted to get fancy. We might add a bit from our bittersweet vine later. I should probably wash the rings at some point too.

I absolutely adore this idea and admit without remorse that I stole it from Pinterest. The original idea is posted here: Junkin' Pumpkin but she got the idea from here: Funky Junk Interiors
I may have to try the wreath another time.

We've already gathered some other fake pumpkin ideas and will be posting them as we get them made. As long as M doesn't force me to make any more candles, we're good.


  1. Interesting ! I would like to publish an article about the repository , this type of project is still quite rare.
    voyance par mail

  2. Fantastic work, thank you so much for shedding a light on the topic.
    voyance gratuite en ligne par mail

  3. You clearly know so much about the subject, you’ve covered so many bases.
    Great stuff from this part of the internet. Again, thank you for this blog.
    voyance par mail gratuite

  4. This blog has a lot of friendliness and a warm welcome
    thank you very much
    voyance gratuite mail

  5. Everything is very open and very clear explanation of issues. was truly information. Your website is very useful. Thanks for sharing.
    voyance mail gratuite

  6. Your site is simply and gorgeous. Bravo you kiss
    consultation voyance gratuite

  7. This blog has a lot of friendliness and a warm welcome
    thank you very much

    voyance gratuite par mail

  8. Bravo for this post Without going to "Like" a small retweet often I use to mark my approval, even when I have nothing to say in comments.
    voyance gratuite

  9. Vous ne pouvez pas savoir comme cela fait plaisir de tomber sur un joli et intéressant blog. Cela fait du bien au moral.

    voyance gratuite par email

  10. Bravo ! Votre blog est l'un des meilleurs que j'ai vu !


Your feedback means a lot!