I love the rustic look this Fall, and I made this cute, twine-wrapped pumpkin. How cute would a few other these be on a porch or stairway? It just took twine and rope, some bendable wire, hot glue, burlap ribbon, and a couple of pine cones from the yard to turn an ordinary little fake pumpkins from the craft store into this cutie.
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Fake pumpkins are so versatile and have to much potential, including painting them to look a little more real. For this project, I used a $5 craft store faux pumpkin to make this twine-wrapped pumpkin.
For this project use either super tacky glue, or a low melt hot glue gun. Faux pumpkins are Styrofoam and can melt, so I always apply the glue to the rope or twine and not the pumpkin itself.
To wrap my faux pumpkin in twine, I started at the stem with my heavy twine from the hardware store and just glued and wrapped right under the stem. I twirled and glued and wrapped all the way down. Once I was past half way, I flipped it over and continued on to the bottom.
To create a longer bendy-type stem, so I took some black wire I had, and bent it into a stem-ish shape.Since the pumpkins are some kind of foam, I just stuck it in a glued it a bit to hold it in place.
I started wrapping the wire and base in another size and color of twine for contrast.
Once I got up tot he top, I just kept wrapping and gluing until I got the size and texture I wanted.
I tied on a bit of burlap ribbon and glued a few pine cones we had and viola!
A cute little, twine wrapped pumpkin, ready for a Fall mantle and some stray leaves!
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