Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Mini Pumpkin Hanging Decorations

I love mini pumpkins. They're just so cute, aren't they? I mean look at them.... 

Adorable, right?

This is a really easy project you could make in about an hour. Or you can skip painting the pumpkins and make it in a few minutes! 


Black and White acrylic paint
Mini pumpkins, choose pumpkins with a fairly long stem

1. Paint your pumpkins. I painted one pumpkin black, one white, and mixed the two to make several shades of gray for an ombre effect. Let them dry- this could take anywhere from 30 min to an hour or more depending on the heat and humidity.

2. Cut 6 pieces of twine- one for each pumpkin. Each piece should be around 33 inches long.

Step 3^
3. Place one pumpkin on top of a piece of twine leaving about 1/3 of the twine on one side and 2/3 on the other.

Step 4
4. Bring the two ends to the top of the pumpkin, tie them together and pull tight on one side of the stem.

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5. Bring the ends around to the other side of the stem, tie and pull tight again to create a knot around the bottom of the stem. 

Step 6

6. Now, take the long end of the twine and pull the end under the string on top of the pumpkin.

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7. Wrap it all the way around the stem and then back around itself, tying a knot around itself close to the top of the pumpkin, just as you would do when tying your shoelaces. Pull tight. This will create a loop from which the pumpkin can hang.

8. Cut off the extra ends of the twine and touch up any paint that may have chipped in the process. 

Ta da!
You can hang these little pumpkins anywhere inside or outside your home...

In a doorway:

On a door knob:
Chipped door paint is optional 
Or, my favorite option, on a tree!

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