Friday, October 9, 2009

Quick Thanksgiving Pumpkins

These are fun pumpkins that I made out of wire from the hardware store today....I know, no stamping, no paper but they are cute so I wanted to show you! It may be too soon for my Canadian friends to make these for thanksgiving but my American friends have time! I bought the wire for an eventual leaf wreath that will adorn the front door but these pumpkins are for centerpieces on my table for thanksgiving dinner.
The wire is silver and cheap at the hardware store (don't buy this at a craft store, you will pay at least double!) I painted the silver wire with white too carefully as it was the "shabby" look I was after. The bottoms are just key rings that I attached the wire to. I used the twine to evenly space my wire as well.....I was making it up as I was going!
Here is a little close up of the pearl leaves. They are just beads strung on a light gauge wire and then I formed them. The "black" wire is some remnants that I had that I just twisted around my pencil and then stuck in place.
It will be fun for something different this year at the easy and cheap that I won't feel guilty throwing them away after the season!

I hope you all enjoy thanksgiving with your families...see you next week!


Sheila said...

I love them! You're so creative! Hope you and your family have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Conniecrafter said...

so cool, just love how you did the leaves too, I would hate to throw these away after though, even if they were cheap!

Anita said...

What a great idea! They look sooo good.