Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Jute Pumpkin {tutorial}


Is it fall yet? I usually like to wait until Labor Day to bust out the fall d├ęcor, but this pumpkin was so cute I just couldn’t wait to make {and share} it! In my Pinterest hunting I saw Sarah Dawn Design’s twine pumpkin photo and knew I had to make my own! I love getting inspired – don’t you? Wait until you see what is hiding underneath this pumpkin pretty!


Here is my version using jute:

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What you will need:
  • Jute {or twine}
  • Toilet paper roll – yep – that’s right! {one for each pumpkin}
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Also...
  • Glue/Hot glue
  • Scissors
  • A short stick for the stem
  • Any embellishments you would like

STEPS:

1. To wrap your pumpkin, cut long strips of jute rope {about a yard at a time, give or take}. Glue the end of your first strand of jute in the center of your toilet roll and start wrapping it carefully around the roll:

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2. Continue wrapping around the roll, gluing the ends {and beginnings!} of each strand of your jute as you go!

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Sarah recommended wrapping your twine in sections {i.e. skipping 2-3 inches between each strand the first time around and then rewrapping in the spaces the second time around so the toilet paper roll doesn’t bubble. I think my roll was smaller because I didn’t have a problem continuing around until the end. Mine closed up nicely, but, you may need to play around with the wrapping until you find a method that you like.}

3. And then, just keep going and going… and going! Wrap until your roll is completely covered! It’s easy, but takes a little while to wrap, so be patient! Watch a TV show or listen to some good tunes! {Rap while you wrap anyone? hee hee}
 
4. Secure your last jute section with hot glue and gently place a stick in the center of the roll. Add a little dollop of glue to secure your stem and you are done!


And all your patience will be worth it – because here is your shabby sweet pumpkin sitting pretty!

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After I finished making this 'lil pumpkin, I decided to play dress up:

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Which style is your favorite? Or do you prefer to keep it simple?


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Thanks for reading! Fall – here we come!

Linking up at some of my favorite parties this week!
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36 comments:

Gallamore West said...

Super cute!! We used to make those every year in MOPS but we used different orange fabrics instead of jute. They were my favorite decoration... might have to make some this year!
xo,
Laurie :)

The Nickles four said...

How cute! I like the one with the flower on it. I love these and you have a lot of other cute crafts too! I will have to follow you on pintrest too!
Following you from the Wednesday hop.
If you get a chance would check out my blog http://nicholsfam.blogspot.com/
Megan

Naiman Family said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing. ;)

Susan Husband said...

These are so cute - I may have to give it a try! I'm you newest follower, and wanted to wish you luck on your half-marathon! ~ Susan www.solesearchingmamma.com

Jessica Kielman said...

I absolutely love your jute pumpkin! I have been looking for some new ideas that don't look so store bought...totally making these!

Jessica @ Mom 4 Real

Sippy Cups and Pearls said...

Welllll looks like you'll be going down as a fav. blogger of mine! hahaha. so glad I came across your blog and I am 1000% sure I am making several of these this year! Fall is a fav. and its never too early to start making/buying for fall. ha! Found ya from Kristine's page (foley fam unedited) - thanks for sharing this cute little project!! newest follower :) woot woot!

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

So cute- I will have to do this.

Kelly said...

Oh my gosh I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm pinning it NOW!

Jazmin @ My Little Memory Jar said...

Pinned! Thanks for this lovely idea!

Reannah @ {Shaped by Grace} said...

Thank you!! :)

Reannah @ {Shaped by Grace} said...

Thanks for pinning Jazmin!! You have a great week!! xo, Reannah

Dixie n Dottie said...

This is so creative! Well done! Would love if you'd join our Countdown to Fall link party! Hope to see you there! Happy weekend! :)
http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/2012_08_27_archive.html

Heather said...

Super cute - would love if you shared it on the All Star Block Party! I'm showing it on my FB page!

Maysem said...

Love it!! I prefer it plain or with the flower... I'm always a sucker for flowers;)

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Love it, and simply adorable! Very creative on your part and you sent it over the top by adding the flower! My fingers are crossed you’ll share your creative inspiration tonight with Sunday’s Best – sharing is a good thing!

Katie said...

This is so cute! Love it! I like the pumpkin with the rosette on it. I am a new follower, you have a very cute blog!!

www.katiedidit1.blogspot.com

Chrissy + Nate said...

So cute! Who would have thought toilet paper could help make an adorable craft?! I like the rosette and the black polka dotted ribbon. I'm your newest follower: come visit me at Everyday with the Jays!

Chrissy @ Everyday with the Jays

Organized Island said...

OMG! Toilet paper? Great idea! love it and am pinning it. Found you on Sunday Funday:)

Angie said...

So cute, Reannah! I'll be pinning this, and it will probably make an appearance at my halloween party. =)
Angie from Marigold Mom

Heather Graham said...

LOVE this! I'm going to have to make some!!! Found you at Craft-O-Maniac's party & am excited to be your newest follower... Hope you can visit sometime, and maybe link up at my party, or even participate in with my Harvest Tour of Homes! I would love to have you join in! Hope you are having a great week! ((Hugs))
-Heather
stringtownhome.blogspot.com

Parkland Parish said...

This is such a great idea! I was looking for another option for making pumpkins this year, I'll definitely have to make some of these! I am a new follower from Craft-O-Maniac. It would be great if you'd follow me back at http://parklandparish.blogspot.com/

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

Oh my goodness I LOVE this! I'm featuring you tomorrow!!! Thanks for sharing at It's Overflowing!

XO, Aimee
http://www.itsoverflowing.com

Holly Lefevre said...

Oh pumpkins...I love pumpkins. genius idea to use tp rolls!

Reannah @ {Shaped by Grace} said...

Thanks for your comment Maysem! I like that little flower too! Hope you have a great week! :)

Reannah @ {Shaped by Grace} said...

Thank you so much Angie!! I look for your Halloween party! {Yay!} I'm off to check out your blog now! Have a great weekend!

Kimberly @ A Night Owl said...

Thanks for linking up at the Create & Inspire Party! We will be featuring YOU tonight! Be sure to stop by and link up more fabulous projects!

xo,
Kimberly
anightowlblog.com

http://sarahsaturdiy.blogspot.com/ said...

Great idea to use the toilet paper! I am a follower of your blog on Facebook and would love if you could hop over to my new blog (http://sarahsaturdiy.blogspot.com/) and share the blog love. Have a great weekend!

Megan said...

What a sweet idea! Thanks for sharing.

designeddecor said...

Found you on Happy Hour. What a great idea! So simple and it turned out great!

Craftberry Bush said...

I love seeing people turn popular crafts into their own original idea...thank you so much for sharing ..I love it...xo

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

So cute, and I like them embellished even more!

Linking from Debbidoos,
Ricki Jill

Object of Maya*ffection said...

LOVE!! Totally trying this! Thanks for sharing!!

Classy Clutter said...

CUTE!!!! SO so creative!!!

I'd LOVE if you'd link this up to my link party going on now!

XOXO, Mallory @ Classy Clutter

http://www.classyclutter.blogspot.com/2012/10/spotlight-saturday-34.html

Donna Wucherer said...

Very cute! Thanks for sharing. This is my type of craft project. All parts easy to get.
Donna @onceuponasewingmacine.com

Debbiedoos said...

Oh my gosh, who would think, so cute! Thanks for sharing at our primp your pumpkin party.

Recreate and Decorate said...

That's a great idea, I would never have thought of that!

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