Sunday, 18 September 2011

Ribbon Pumpkin

This project took me to the corners of the shed where there were pieces of 2x4 lumber left from the construction of our flower garden.  I selected four of these pieces for my ribbon pumpkin.   You need 1 piece longer ("6), 2 about the same size (4"), and 1 small piece (1"). I painted 3 of them terra-cotta orange and 1 green. 
Then I took one of the 4" pieces and drilled 6 holes in it.
I then took black craft wire into each hole, bent it on the bottom and put it to one side for now. Using screws I attached the 6" piece and the other 4" piece.

Next I took the 4" piece with the wire.  I put hot glue on the bottom of each piece of wire.  
Before it hardened, this piece was placed on top of the other two pieces.  Again, I used screws to attach it and the green piece.  All wood is now screwed in place.
Using hot glue and wire ribbon, I attached pieces of ribbon to the top of the wood.  I curled the wire as well to make it look like vines.   This was the result.


  1. This is so cute and creative! Great job.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. I think..I was behind the bathroom door when idea's were given out! CUTE!

  3. Unreal. What a fabulous idea and so creative. I love it. You've given a great tutorial also. Very, very, very cute. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  4. You are so crafty! This just makes me want to go trick or treating! :-) I am a new follower from Blue Cricket Design. Vicky @

  5. So very cute! Great idea. If you get a chance, I'd love to have you link up! ( Thanks for sharing!

  6. I can tell you've worked so hard on all your fall creations! Great job! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday!


  7. Very cute idea! Thanks for linking up on {Not So} Tough Tuesdays - hope to see you again next week!


  8. I love your pumpkin so I featured it today! Check it out here. :)

    Feel free to stop by and grab a button if you'd like.

    Have a great weekend!!


    Allison @ House of Hepworths