Thursday, October 11, 2012

diy fall leaf pumpkin

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i like coming up with my own ideas sometimes.  although it's much harder than i think it's going to be. :)  i won't say this was totally my own idea.  i saw a leaf-y pumpkin of sorts at joann's one day.  but i definitely did my own spin on it, so i can take partial credit, right? :) 

here is what i did to make a cute little fall leaf pumpkin:

you will need:

*a medium sized bouncy ball.  you can definitely use a styrofoam ball or anything shaped like a ball.  i opted for the $.69 bouncy ball.
*fall leaves
*spray adhesive
*jute twine
*and some sticks from the yard.  this will definitely be the most expensive part.

cover the ball in batting.  you can spray the ball and/or the batting to get it to hold well.  once the ball is covered, spray the batting again on the outside so that the leaves will stick to it.  layer them however you like, with as many or as a few colors as you want.  wrap the twine around to section off the pumpkin in quarters.  twist it together at top and bottom when you begin on the next piece.  break the sticks off to whatever length you want for a stem, put them in place, and wrap the twine around them to secure.  i tied a bow--that's totally up to you. :)  tada...fall leaf pumpkin!


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  1. cute leafy pumpkin! I'd love for you to share this and any other crafts at my new linky party, Submarine Sunday. I hope you'll stop by!


  2. Wow, love the use of the thrifty ball in creating your gorgeous pumpkins! Very creative and inspiring...Love it all. xo's Pam

  3. I'm totally amazed that it was once a bouncy ball. Turned out great! Thanks for linking up!

  4. I seriously thought this was a real pumpkin covered in leaves! What a cool idea!

  5. I can't believe that was a ball! Looks great! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Hope to see you back next week!

  6. Thanks for sharing at Weekend Warmth. I'm following you now! :)


  7. I love that you used a bouncy ball! I would have to keep that a secret from my kids or I would have leaves flying all over the house. :) Very creative, I love it!

    I would love to have you stop by ‘Or so she says…’ today and share some of your great ideas with my readers! The ‘Your Great Idea’ link party runs every Sat through Tuesday. Hope to see you there!

    * Also, we’ve got a great giveaway going on with over $500 in prizes!

  8. What a cute idea. I like the colour and texture of the leaves. Thanks for sharing this project.

  9. Wow that's a lovely one..and very creative..found you at Delicately constructed Friday..following you now for more inspirations :) Hope you can find some time to visit

  10. Clever idea that can be changed up many different ways. Did you have any trouble getting the leaves to stick? I am usually glue challenged and things just fall off.
    Would love to have you join in my Pumpkin Decorating Challenge. It was started when I came across pink pumpkins at my store. Since then I have learned that the growers of pink pumpkins all over are donating to the breast cancer research foundations.
    This challenge includes any and all pumpkin displays.

  11. Awesome!! You should enter these into Craftbaby's DIY a Pumpkin Challenge! :)