Monday, September 24, 2007

Pumpkin Ornaments

I've had the instructions to make these pumpkin ornaments forever. I think I didn't make them before now because I was afraid I wouldn't get how to make them because sometimes my brain just doesn't work so that I understand how other people write out directions. Anyway, last night I sat down to make them and it took me about 20 minutes to make these two and that is having Todd show me how the ribbon was supposed to go and tying and re-tying the ribbon on them both to get them to look how I wanted. These really are very simple to make! Here are my directions based on the directions that I got from Coleen on SUDSOL.

Large Pumpkin
12 - 1"x6" strips of your choice of DP. I used SU!'s Creepy Crawly paper
1. You just take the strips and lay them on top of each other so you have a pile of 12 strips on top of each other.
2. Punch a hole with the small hole end of your Crop A Dile 3/8" from the edge of each end. I centered my holes.
3. Tie a knot in your chosen ribbon. Take the the non-knot end of your ribbon and thread that through the front of what you want the outside of the pumpkin to be. The knot will be outside the bottom of the pumpkin. Now trim the end of the ribbon as I'm sure it is all frayed and place it through what is now the top hole of the pumpkin towards the outside of the ornament.
4. My directions said to tie a knot and then spread the strips of paper to make your pumpkin but what I did was make the pumpkin look like I want it to and then I made a loop and tied the knot. Does that make sense? If not I'll make another pumpkin and have Todd take a couple of picture of it for you.
5. Lastly, I used a little Crystal Effects in between the layers of the top of my pumpkin because the strips of paper kept moving around on me.

All the directions are the same for the small pumpkin except the paper strips are 3/4" x 4". I think the mini-pumpkin is cute but I really like the large one the best!

I'm also thinking of making some ornaments for Christmas with this particular method. It could be really pretty! Can't wait to try it!

I hope you all have a spectacular day!

5 comments that make my day!:

Colleen said...

What a cute project! Fun Fun Fun...thanks for sharing.

amberporter said...

These are super cute! Thanks for the instructions, I can't wait to try them.

Quilt Nut said...

very cute!

Jennifer said...

You did a great job on both of these! Cute, cute!

Love your new banner too :)

Carol V said...

I saw these made at convention and then on several other blogs. I decided to try one. Took about 5 mins. ribbon tip: I took a dental floss threader to put the ribbon thru the holes....Thanks for such easy directions...