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.
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!
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.
- 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
Or if it is a pretty day, work outside.
I 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!
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!
Now for the hardest part of all.
Deciding where to put it.
Too big for the mantle.
Add some flowers!
Pretty as a picture.
Can’t wait to show you my next project!
Until then, Jayne