Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Easy Wire Pumpkins and a mini pumpkinspiration round-up.

Thanksgiving is flying at us with force and if you're like me, you don't have a ton of time to sit down and create amazing Thanksgiving masterpieces to grace the decor on your mantel or table.  1 - because perhaps you're as adept at procrastination as I am? and 2 - because we all know the main focus here is the food.

So, if you're looking for something kind of funky and festive, but super easy and very minimal on the time commitment front, look no further!

This'll take you a total of five minutes, no kidding.

Let's not waste time - I know you're looking up thanksgiving side dishes as we speak.

1. Lay your slinky down and pull the ends together.
2.  Slide a small piece of yarn (or string, or twine, or raffia, or ribbon, or thread, or dental floss - seriously, whatever you have) through the very first two loops of wire on both ends of the slinky.
3. Tie the yarn together in a double knot.  Now the interior side of the slinky pumpkin is secured.
4.  Slide the yarn in between the same loops of wire again, slide the yarn to the outside of the slinky circle and tie in a double knot.  
5.  You should now have what looks like a slinky donut.

 1. Take some cinnamon sticks and break them to roughly the height of the slinky plus several inches.  Bundle them together,
2.  And tie them with raffia, securing with a double knot.
3.  Stick your cinnamon stick bundle down into the center of your slinky donut.  It should be tall enough that you can see the knotted raffia - it should stick up out of the slinky while still touching the table.
4.  Done!  Don't trim the raffia, that's like the vines coming off the stem!

Told you it was ridiculously simple.

Remember Pumpkinspiration Week from a few years back?  We had fun guest projects and posts, a round-up, tutorials, food, funny pictures...

Though I don't have the posts and tutorials to devote an entire week to pumpkins this time around, I thought I'd share a quick pumpkin round-up with you.


 Pecan Pumpkin Pie Bites - Pumps and Iron

Pumpkin Pie Milkshake - The Frugal Fairy

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls - My Baking Addiction

Pumpkin Dip - Carolina Charm

Painted Pumpkins

Pumpkin Centerpiece - Paint Me Plaid

Gilded Pumpkins - Southern Hospitality

Crayon Drip Pumpkin - The Swell Life


Wire pumpkins - Bella Knitting

Rustic Pumpkin Wreath - Four Generations One Roof

Thankful Pumpkin - Mumudesign

Yarn Pumpkins - DIY Show Off

AND, you can check out even more pumpkin ideas over on my "pumpkinspiration" pinboard on pinterest.

And if that doesn't inspire some pumpkin love, I don't know what will...

*Be sure to check the right sidebar for all the fun parties I link to!

1 comment:

Michelle L. said...

Slinky pumpkin = genius!

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