Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Faux Pumpkins with Ribbon
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 any because I'm intimidated because of my lack of skills.
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 could 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!
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