Friday, September 6, 2013

DIY Industrial Pumpkins


Are y'all ready for the Falliday season?? This is the time of year that the weather gets absolutely perfect here in Germany. It is warm but crisp, the villages start to smell of wood burning fires, and the trees are aflame of vibrant colors. The sun gives off a beautiful golden hue and the wine festivals begin to call my name. I LOVE FALL in Europe, or anywhere for that matter. Anyhow, before I head off to the largest wine festival in the world, I wanted to show you a super simple DIY project, that you can do this weekend! There are many different variations of this floating around the internet and I wanted to share my version with you. The Industrial-glam, wine lover's version (if you aren't a wine lover I have other options for you). The best part about these industrial pumpkins is that they can be made with all things that you have lying around your house and yard and they won't rot if they sit out through Thanksgiving. I am excited that I will have them for the next few years. 
Grab a bunch of rings from mason jar lids, I found that 16 per pumpkin works out quite nicely. I wish I could find large mason jars here, so I could do different sized pumpkins, but I will have to make do with what I have. A bunch of little pumpkins will suffice for now. 
Paint the jar rings your desired color. I left half silver and rub n' buffed the other half gold since I have both silver and gold in our barn.

I placed them on twine in alternating colors and tied them off. 
Once it is tied, cut the ends of your twine off and shift the lid rings to make a beautiful pumpkin shape. Hot glue moss and a cork in the center to create the "pumpkin" stem. A branch or real pumpkin stem will work in place of a cork. Voila! Shazaam! Kabooyah! Easy, Peasy!

It is simple folks... So simple. If you don't have canning jars at home or moss in your yard, you can find the lids at a Walmart or grocery store and the moss at any craft store. 



Once your pumpkins are done, spend a stupid amount of time arranging them on old books and around candles and type writers.

What do you think of my Industrial, glam, wine-o pumpkins?? 
I am off to fest it up!
Toodles!


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26 comments:

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    1. and it is so easy too!!! Thanks for stopping by!!

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  2. Molly, you genius you, I LOVE this!!!! I will have to hunt down my nearest Walmart and get those lids! They look gorgeous on your table scape. Enjoy the wine tasting for me ;)

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    1. Thank you sweetsie!! yes get on it! it would look great in your lovely home!! xo

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    1. Thanks miss Natalie!!!! Hope you are doing well on the island!! What is fall like there?? xo

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    1. Thank you miss Lisa! These would look perfect in your home! Or the velvet ones! I hope you are doing well! xo

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  5. Amazing, they're gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing, I love, love it!

    Big hugs,
    FABBY

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    1. Thank you so much Fabby! That is so sweet of you! i hope you are enjoying your weekend!

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  6. Thank you for sharing...these are so cute! I went and bought my lids today, and some paint. I can't wait to get started!!!

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    1. yahoo! I would love to se a picture when you are done! Good luck!

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    2. I have finished one, and LOVE it...thank you so much for the idea and motivation!!!! There are pictures on my blog and looking at my pumpkin today, I think I might add a little more moss, but other than that, I am very happy with it!!!

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    3. Fantastic! I just saw your post! They look wonderful!!! Great job! Thank you for sharing them with me!

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  7. Love it. Very creative, low cost and cute! Germany in the fall sounds great!

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    1. Low cost is my favorite! Germany is so gorgeous and I feel so blessed to be able to live here!! If you can make it to Germany in the Fall ever, you will love it too!

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  8. I love them! I think I might copy your idea!

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  9. Oh, they look so cute! Really great!

    (And you have only perfect weather? You have to be in another Germany than I am! Here it is raining now. Raining and nothing else. Booooo!)

    Love, Midsommarflicka

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    1. It was perfect the day I wrote that haha! It has now gone to complete crap! Last fall was simply amazing! I am hoping for another fall like that!

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  10. They're so cute, Molly! I especially love the wine cork stems. You were featured at Give Me the Goods. Drop in a grab a button. :)

    Rachel @ Maison de Pax

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    1. Thank you so much Rachel!!! I so appreciate it! xo

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