Cotton Lace Wrapped Pumpkins
Cotton Lace (aka as Crochet Lace Ribbon Trim) Wrapped Pumpkins and A Dose of DIY
Hi everyone, it’s that time again where a group of us from A Dose of come to hopefully inspire you with our projects. Last month we shared Lamps/Lighting and this month we are sharing “Decorating with Pumpkins” Have you started decorating for Fall yet? I have slowly been adding Fall to our home, it’s so hard to get in the Fall mood when we are still having temps in the upper 90’s, we did get a bit of a cooling off period, but that only lasted a couple of days. I am so ready for cooler weather to be here. This Dose of DIY blog hop came just in time to push me into getting some Fall decorating done. If you are like me and also experiencing hot weather maybe these ideas will inspire
This year I had in my mind that I would use blue’s and yellow’s to go with the new colors being added to our home, well that all changed. With all the wedding decorations landing in my living room and family room, I had that AHA moment, realizing I could use some of the wedding decorations and repurpose them into Fall decorations.
When I was planning on what colors to use this Fall…you are probably thinking… Why would you have to think of what colors to use? Are they not orange, rust, browns and reds? Yes they are for some, you see I am not one to decorate in the traditional colors, I love the neutrals and the unexpected. Like using this mailbox that was refinished to look galvanized with a rusted finish. This was used on the guest sign in/ gift table for cards at the wedding
Here is one of the bouquets from the wedding (dried)
And here is what I did with the dried bouquet and mailbox after the wedding to bring Fall into our home
Cotton Lace Wrapped Pumpkins
Now that you have the run down of what was used at the wedding, I would like to share how these pieces were repurposed and used in some Fall decorations. After taking the bows apart, I used the cotton lace to wrap the pumpkins that were used last year in a Fall vignette.
How to wrap pumpkins
I found this technique to be the easiest way when it comes to wrapping my pumpkins…
First you will want to determine the length of the ribbon, by staring at the center top of the pumpkin wrapping it down and around the pumpkin ending at the top center of the pumpkin and cut the ribbon. Use this piece of cotton lace ribbon as a guide, cut 2 more pieces the same size. Depending on the width and size you may have to cut more pieces. Here I have used a 2.5 Crochet ribbon.
Note: You will repeat this step with Jute twine, you will see why further down in this post
Place your pumpkin in the middle and pull your lace up to the top, one at a time.
You will now take the jute that was cut and made the same way as the lace and add it to the laces wrapped around the pumpkin. You will do it the same way you did the lace.
Once you have pulled your twine up and around the pumpkin tie it off, cut the access off and pull the lace up and around the twine
Place your pumpkins inside your mailbox and you are done! Thank you for spending your time here at One More Time, I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I did putting it together for all of you.
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