Monday, August 29, 2011

Crochet Thread Pumpkin

I know it's still August and I know we have a lot of hot summer days ahead, but my brain is shifting gears to the beauty of fall.
Remember this tray of crochet thread I showed you in Saturday's post?
Who knew they would make such cute little pumpkins?
I took some twine and thread it in and out of the holes of the spool to create the pumpkin segments.  I went outside and found a fallen tree branch, cut it to size, and then wrapped twine around it.  I glued on a fall-colored leaf and then added some coiled wire tendrils (Thanks to Vicki @ Rusty Rooster Vintage for giving me the idea to add the tendrils.  She embellished the pumpkin project she posted today with some and I think it's the perfect finishing touch!)
 Then I inserted the stick in the top hole of the "pumpkin".
Quick and easy!

I'm linking this project with Amy @ WhisperWood Cottage for:
The Talent Scouting Party.

The link for the party opened today (July 16, 2012 - this is a post from last year but updated to be included in the party) and it's an open call for Autumn Decor.  The winning project will be featured in an upcoming issue of Cottages & Bungalows magazine so if you have a fall project you would like to link, head on over to WhisperWood Cottage for  full details.

Have a great evening!

Jane

61 comments:

  1. WONDERFUL!!!
    I have so many of these spools
    what a grand idea for the fall into thanksgiving!
    Amy

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  2. Oh my goodness so ADORABLE!!

    Hugs,
    Tami

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  3. Jane these are adorable!!! I love them and I love the stars you made with the rulers too! :)
    Susan

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  4. Love that pumpkin - perfect!

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  5. Adorable! I pinned you and your awesome idea to pinterest--check you out! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Simple things turned to great home pieces!!! You really have that creative talent. Have a great day! :)

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  7. Very, very cute... quick and easy also!

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  8. Y'know, I walked right past a ball of crochet thread like this yesterday at Goodwill. I thought to myself, I have no idea what I'd do with that, but I bet Jane would. Ha! Should've bought it so I could make this.

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  9. Very very cute!!

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  10. Oh YES...LOVE this one! How do you think of all these amazing things??!!
    Warmly,
    deb :)

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  11. Perfect for a quick decoration and I have many many balls of crochet thread to do it with. Thanks for sharing this creative idea.

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  12. Love it! Thanks for sharing another fabulous idea.
    xoxo

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  13. GREAT idea - just darling! Congrats on the mention in Flea Market Style - so exciting!!

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  14. I love this project! I am going to be on the lookout for crochet thread now!

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  15. OH stop it Jane! You're making me drool for your spool! ...
    I LOVE IT~ Pat

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  16. Jane what a cute idea!! Some people like you have such a creative and inventive eye! Amazing!

    Come and join my new fashion Giveaway from Fresh Produce!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  17. SO cute, Jane...love the look!

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  18. That's another fantastic idea, Jane! The pumpkin is adorable and you have the stash to make lots more :-)!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  19. Now THAT is clever!! I wish I had some spools of crochet thread. Your photos are beautiful!

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  20. That's the cutest thing. It would go great with a primitive decor.
    Lisa

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  21. That's about the cutest pumpkin I've seen!

    Have a wonderful day,
    Gail

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  22. NOW that is the perfect pumpkin and will never rot! Just the cutest idea ever, well from you for today! Can't wait to see what you do tomorrow.

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  23. Soooooooo terrific. Love this idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Adorable...and if you need any more fallen branches, I have plenty!!

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  25. I love this! I am definitely going to try and make a few of these!

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  26. Perfect! You are a genius! I love stopping by here because you share the best ideas ever..thanks for this one!

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  27. That is a great pumpkin idea!!! I wish I had even a fraction of your imagination!!!

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  28. This is absolutely awesome! Thanks for sharing!!!!

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  29. So Cute~ I can't wait for Fall... I am enjoying the cooler evenings even if it is still in the 80's during the day~ before we know it, the Leaves will be turning awesome Colors! btw, Package is on its way ~
    Cheryl

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  30. How adorable!! You could even use orange crochet thread. Love this idea and will be trying it soon.

    Pinned on pinterest. :)

    Cheers,
    Tracy Screaming Sardine

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  31. I hate it when I miss your posts Jane. I've had the twins for awhile off and on and it sure does limit time on the computer.lol
    I was so excited to read that you would be in Ki's newest edition! I just knew you should be featured in a publication with all of your awesome ideas. I haven't been featured in WWC yet. Suzan's studio has been shot already, but mine hasn't and the last time I asked Karla, she hadn't been either, so who knows.

    Such a cute way to have my own pumpkin patch here. Love this idea!
    I still think you should do a book my friend!
    sending hugs...

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  32. Hi Jane! A friend recommended your blog to me and I am hooked! You have the best ideas. I love your style. And you must have the BEST thrift and antique shops. 1000s of cabinet cards...? What a find! I wouldn't know when to stop!

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  33. How clever is right and we all seem to love it. Good job.

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  34. just about the most clever thing i've ever seen! i picked up the Flea Market Style mag off the newsstand today. so cool to see your blog in there! way to go girl! Congrats! :)

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  35. Hummmm...I think I can do this!
    Thanks!

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  36. That is just wonderful!
    Browsed through my FMS last night and am so happy to see you in there! Congrats!

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  37. That is just too cute, fabulous idea.

    Margo

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  38. I made 4 of these darling pumpkins and posted them on my blog. I gave you full credit as well as posted the link so others could visit your blog and learn how to make these stinkin' cute pumpkins! Thanks so much for sharing this great idea!

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  39. This is adorable and I must make some!! Would you mind if I shared your darling idea on my blog with a link back to you?

    bee blessed
    mary

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  40. Awesome pumpkin! Now I'll be on the lookout for this bundle of thread when I'm thrifting so I can make one. :) I featured your pumpkin on this week's Terrific Under Ten!

    http://athomewithk.blogspot.com/2011/09/terrific-under-ten-tuesday-29.html

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  41. Fabulous!! Saw this featured at At Home with K!!
    I pinned it!!

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  42. Would you mind if I used some of your pictures on my blog? I would provide a link and attribution. Thanks.

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  43. I am so going to make some of these.

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  44. These are a terrific idea... love the Vintage Autumn Vibe they create... thanks for sharing this creative craft!

    Dawn... The Bohemian

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  45. Loving this project! So clever! Thanks for linking up to The Talent Scouting Party at WhisperWood Cottage!

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  46. Good luck... I love this idea. I actually found this project last year on Pinterest, and posted it on my blog. http://heidiscottage.blogspot.com/2011/09/pinteresting-wednesday-fall-decor.html

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  47. OMG this is such a cute idea Jane. So clever of you! I think there will be a little collection of spool pumpkins in my house this autumn.

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  48. Simple ideas like that just blow me away! Too cute! I have also done toilet paper, covered in fall cloth, to make pumpkins. I just love simple, easy and quick!

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