Grapevine Pumpkin

I’ve been trying to get this post up for two days now, but I’ll be if a virus didn’t get a hold of my computer and mess everything up. I had pop up ads everywhere. Words were highlighted in blue for ads, even on the dashboard of WordPress. I couldn’t scroll down a page without a pop up ad popping up. Thank goodness My Man is a computer wiz and fixed it for me. 

Now, on to more pleasant things, like pumpkins!

I have seen some grapevine pumpkins on Pinterest and knew I had to make one. They weren’t near as hard as I thought they would be. 

Wait…

Did I say “they”?

I meant it. I only made one. 

There were several ways to make a grapevine pumpkin to choose from. Who knew there could be so many ways? I choose to use the directions from Jen at 100 Directions. Thanks, Jen for the great tutorial!

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For the most part I did follow her directions, so I’m sending you to her to show you the how tos.  I’m just telling you what you need and giving some tips I have and how I added the vine on top. 

Whatch Need

  • Grapevine wreath
  • Floral wire on the roll
  • Wire cutters
  • Something to cover your work space
  • A stick for the pumpkin vine
  • Hot glue and gun

Putting It All Together

IMG_2051You are going to make a huge mess, so cover your work area with something you can take outside later and shake off.

Or if it is a pretty day, work outside. 

IMG_2052I was thinking all of the rings for the pumpkin had to be the same size. Not true. I have yet to see a real pumpkin that is perfect on all sides. Don’t worry if one is just a bit smaller or larger than the others. 

After I got all the rings wired in and the vines all spread out, I noticed that mine was shaped more like an orange than a pumpkin. Not at all what I was going for. 

I needed to push it down and hold it into place. Until it dried. How long would it take to dry? Longer than I wanted to stand there and hold it down. 

I looked around to see what I could use to hold the pumpkin in place. No rock on hand. No heavy book nearby. I saw my little stool. Would that work? Hummm…

I put the stool on top and it looked like a short lady sitting on a sofa with her legs swinging because her feet can’t touch the ground. 

I’m sorry my short lady friends.

The stool needed some weight on it. Still…no rock, no book. But I do have a full paint can! 

IMG_2059Now we’re talking! I see the shape I want. 

I let the stool and paint can do their job for two days. Not because that’s how long it took to dry, but because I forgot about it for that long. 

I tend to do that…forget. 

What was I talking about? 

Oh yea! Pum’kins!

IMG_2063For the vine I used a stick from my kindling bucket. You can get one off a tree. Cut it the length you want, put some hot glue on the bottom and

IMG_2064stick it in place. Hold for just a second or two for the glue to cool. 

IMG_2066I added some glue around the edge just to make me feel better about it staying put. 

Now for the hardest part of all. 

Deciding where to put it. 

Too big for the mantle. 

Aha! Perfect!

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Add some flowers!

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Pretty as a picture. 

Can’t wait to show you my next project!

Until then,                                                                                                                                                        Jayne

 

About Jayne

I am a housewife desperate to give my heart and home to the Lord. I like to share with others what the Lord has taught to me. Taking care of my family and home are my passion. I like to craft and decorate and to share the ideas I come across with others. I try to find ways to incorporate crafting and decorating with sharing my faith in Jesus.
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