Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Faux Pumpkins with Ribbon

white plastic pumpkins

Decorating faux pumpkins for the fall couldn't be easier. I've never made a craft before. This is my very first attempt and surprisingly it was easy. I always admire all the beautiful crafts on Pinterest, but I usually don't make anything because I'm intimidated due to my lack of skills and experience.

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My friend Fay always decorates her fireplace mantle for every occasion. I wanted to get in on the fun, so I decided to decorate with pumpkins for the fall season. I used faux plastic pumpkins, some ribbon, and glue. That's it!

Believe it or not, this is my own creation. I just thought up the idea. I found two different ribbons that I liked, cut them into strips and just used wood glue to paste the bottom and the top to hold the ribbon in place. I did have some help from my friend Vicki. We experimented together until we found a glue that held onto the plastic, and cut the ribbon until we found a length that we liked. Pasting the ribbon was a little tedious, so I welcomed the help. We made 4 pumpkins total.

We only had one mishap! We used the scissors to hold the ribbon in place on the pumpkin with some crazy glue and the scissors glued closed. They are now forever crazy-glued together. It turned out we didn't even need crazy glue because it didn't work on the pumpkin.  The wood glue seemed to work best.

You can use any color ribbon and create all kinds of effects..

I love the way it turned out. Am I now a crafter? I love to hear your comments!

black and white pumpkins

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  1. Love these! What a great idea to use ribbon and I love the black and white color scheme-! I had to laugh when reading as I've had crazy glue disasters too!

  2. Hi, I am hopping over from four seasons blog hop. Thanks for joining the party. Your pumpkin is creative and beautiful and can be full of variations. Pin it. Thanks for your sharing. Kenneth Goh (Guaishushu @

  3. so cute!!!!! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop! ♥

  4. Hi what beautiful & elegant punpkins you made! I saw it on katherines corner.
    Julie at

  5. Judee, I love the black and white - very cute!
    Easy Life Meal & Party Planning

  6. These are really beautiful! It's so fun to see how everyone is charging up their holiday pumpkins!

  7. These are great.

    You're always welcome at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  8. Looks great, you are a natural crafter keep it up :)
    Creative Ramblings

  9. Love this - looks elegant! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  10. Following on Bloglovin and Pinterest. My daughter is gluten free so I try to always have some food for her. I love the pumpkin. Elegant! Linda

  11. Thank you so much for sharing this post at last weeks Saturday Spotlight on Angels Homestead.

    Hope to see you again this week!


  12. Very pretty, adding to my pumpkin pin board!

  13. Judee-

    Love your first attempt- keep on creating, don't worry about the finished projects you see on Pinterest. Don't compare your beginning to someone's ending! :) Crafting has been my outlet for years...

    We featured your pumpkin at Our Sunday Best. I'll also be sharing your project at both of my Pinterest accounts...

    Thanks for sharing last week,

    1. Thank you so much.. I am so excited that you are featuring them

  14. They look marvelous - yes, of course you're a crafter! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,

  15. Your ribbon pumpkins are adorable - love this idea!
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

  16. Absolutely beautiful! Love it! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  17. So very clever and it. Thanks for sharing this with us at the Waste Not Wednesday link Party. Looking forward to seeing you back this week.

  18. Really cute! I love the ribbon you chose!

  19. They look great Judee, love how they have turned out. . Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays last week. You are one of my featured blog tomorrow.


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