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Monday, September 19, 2011

Pumpkins....A Must See!!!

WELCOME TO FALL AT TOOTSIE'S PLACE!!!!

Guys....I had just the best time making pumpkins today! Yes...I said Making (not growing) Pumpkins!

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Now I WISH I could take credit for the idea and directions for these awesome and super fast, easy and cheap fall decorations...but I can't. The credit for this project goes to {L} at Moore Minutes. (for a better look....click the photo to enlarge!)
She posted a couple of different pumpkins she had made... she was even nice enough to share the How-to with us!!!

The pumpkins above are made from dryer vents!!! Can you believe that??? For the post with her directions...click here

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I made these in about an hour...not including the paint drying. I modified the directions just a little bit to suit my need and climate.

I used three different size of vent....6-4 and 3 inch diameters...so I could have a variety of sizes. I used wire to close them instead of hot glue as I am WAS putting them outside...(not these ones...they are too cute) and the glue doesn't hold here outside. I also used a brown paper lunch bag as a stem...but the rest is exactly the way she said to do it! Are they NOT adorable? I think I will fill them with some sand next time...so they are heavy enough not to blow away...
So? What do you think? I like them..for just a few pennies...I have some fall decorations...that NO ONE in this area has!
Head over and say hi to {L}....her blog is called Moore Minutes. I am sure she will be delighted to meet you all! Say hi for me...I can't come...I have pumpkins to make!

For more fall decorating ideas....click here!!! I am Happy to Share mine!!!

Until Next Time…Happy Decorating!!!

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48 comments:

{ L } said...

I am so excited about this post. Thank you so much for all the kind words. You truly MADE my day. :) I feel so happy to have a blog introduction too!

Onto the pumpkins...WOW! Yours turned out amazing! They look so perfect. Now I want to make more, lol. And that is super exciting that you get to show them as a craft at school!

I really love you enthusiasm and passion in life. I can feel it on your blog and it is such a blessing. I'm so glad I found you. By the way, you completely read my "sinking in the sand" post 100% correct. I am very happy that you were able to get something out of it too. That's what its all about right? Encouraging each other along the way!

{ L } said...

PS It was a GREAT idea to add the wheat!

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Oooohhhhh! I LOVE these!!!! They are just tooo cute for words!!! Now you need to make turkeys out of clay pots to go with the pumpkins!!! (Yes, I made one many years ago & it's in the fall decorations bin way back in the attic.) ♥ Diane

Blondie's Journal said...

I love these Tootsie and I did see them when I visited L during the Cloche Party. They are precious!!

When I first read the instructions, instead of a dryer vent, I was imagining the lint trap and I just couldn't figure out how to glue that! lol!! They don't call me Blondie for nothing!!

xoxo
Janie

MissyM said...

They are absolutely precious! I am off to learn how to make these.

SmilingSally said...

How neat, and I like that you're going to teach children how to do it!

Chari said...

Hi Tootsie...

Awesome!!! I love your pretty pumpkins, Girlfriend!!! I seen these when I was visiting Lisa earlier in the week! Well...you did a fantablous job...they really are pretty and I love the how you decorated around the top of them!!! These really would be great for outdoor decor but like you said...putting some sand in them to weight them down would be a good idea! Thanks for sharing your pretties with us! I've really been enjoying all of your autumn decor...you have a beautiful home, Darlin'!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

salmagundi said...

How cute and easy those are!! Thanks for sharing the idea and the blogger behind it. Sally

Love the Decor! said...

Darling pumpkins
congrats on a job very well done!

Donna Marie said...

Tootsie,

Your Pumpkins turned out fabulous! I remember back when I used to be crafty. (Those were the days!)

xoxoxoxo
Donna Marie

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hey Tootsie,
The pumpkins are great. I think it's great that you'll be teaching this craft at your daughter's school.
Also loved the "promise" post.
Warmly,
Deb :)

Carol............. said...

How cool! The kids will surely love making those!

Dirt Princess said...

You know I love them! The more pumpkins the merrier! I need to get some vents and do this. Yours turned out great! I can't wait to hear about your guest teaching spot! How fun!

Lillie Mae Acres said...

Your pumpkins are adorable. That's nice that you've been invited to teach the kids how to make some.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

That is really so clever and adoreable. I just love them. I know the children will all love making them for their families too. What a great idea. Hugs, Marty

Sandra said...

Wow lady! You did a great job on those pumpkins! I love it!
Blessings,
Sandra

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Love the pumpkins....and love th post

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Girl I seen these at Lisa the other day and yours are just too cute my friend...Now I'm having a fall give away come by and enter..You can win even if your my daughter...see I play fair with my give aways not like you did to me ha ha!! Love ya girl...give that busy a kiss for me...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Sarah said...

These are fantastic. I'll head over and take a look at Moore Minutes.

I’m posting for the QCI this month, and that’s where you’ll find my Three or More Tuesday post this week. Hope to see you there for a visit when you take a break from making pumpkins. ~ Sarah

Barb said...

Tootsie,
These are over the top wonderful!!!

When i first saw the picture, I thought they were made out of the same 'fabric' i made mine out of. I mean material,. actual material. I can tell you it takes me more than an hour to make even one of mine. I may have to give these a try.
I can hardly believe they are dryer vents!!
I'm headin' over to "L's" to check this out.

So glad you are joining us for the Challenge!!

Keep on craftin'girl!!

Blessings,
Barbara jean

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

those pumpkins came out wonderful! I am heading over to get the instructions now!!

Barb said...

Tootsie,
I went over and looked at the others.
How did you get the ripples to smooth out more than the others?
Are they stuffed with anything??
I'm going over to the hardware store tomorrow and get me some vents. =0)
I bet i have seen tons at garage sales, but of course had no use for them then. =0))

hugs and thanks

barbara jean

PS

Sand is a great idea!!
Go over and see how much those look like my fabric ones if you have time.

Bellamere Cottage said...

Never in my whole entire LONNNNG life did I EVER think I would call dryer vents stunning! Oh my, those are ever so lovely. I would NEVER have known. Great, great job.

Blessings,
Spencer

Poppedijne said...

Great idea these pumpkins and they have turned our real nice! Thanks for sharing.

Barbara said...

Tootise, Wow, what a great job you did. The pumpkins are wonderful. I make some filled with cotton, but this looks eaiser and maybe cheaper. Keep of the good work.

Barbara

Darla said...

I went over to her blog after you emailed me. Those are adorable. I really like the idea of adding weight so they don't blow around. Oldest medium kid is going back to school today!!

Sue said...

These are great, Tootsie!
I'm glad you shared the site...and so excited for you that you get to teach a class how to do these. You're a talented and lucky gal!

artis1111 said...

The owner at the beauty shop had one sitting on a dryer. I don't know where she got hers. lol kATHY

Jessica said...

These are fabulous Tootsie! I will pay her a visit this afternoon. :) I'm off and running ( not lititerally ) going to pt in a bit.

Hugs~ J

pammiejo said...

I had a mom bring those for a Halloween party in my classroom about 10 years ago. The kids made them and took them home to their moms. I still have mine that the mom made just for me! Cute idea! PAM

Sarah said...

Tootsie, I thought I left a comment last night, but don't see it here. Anyway, these pumpkins are just great. Such a clever idea! Good luck with the class project.

Thanks for stopping by the QCI blog. Come again anytime!
Sarah

"Blossom" said...

Even I could possibly do these.
They are just too cute. I do like the Idea of using sand. I would like to make some rather large ones for my pots outside. Great ideas girls. I will be checking in to see what your next two projects are........lol

The Japanese Redneck said...

Those are great Tootsie. You did an awesome job. I really like them.

Ramona

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Tootsie, I have saw those around here at some of the craft malls we have. I thought they were so cute and a cleaver idea. Was always going to try to make one but never got around to trying it.

Florida Sue said...

I love it. something so simple, and it looks so elegant. Amazing. Thanks for pointing us her way Tootsie!

Chrissy said...

Hey you....sounds like your a busy girl!! Glad you came by today,seems like now that summer is over blogging is back in style! Talk to you soon,Chrissy

Pearl Maple said...

Fall is a fun time of year for creative projects, thanks for sharing your top picks.

Darla said...

Check your freakin' email! LOL

Ima Weed said...

Wow, these little pumpkins got us all fired up to create. Guess I'll be at Lowe's tomorrow for supplies. You could use rice or beans to fill them, wouldn't be as messy as sand. Thanks

Denise Marie said...

Tootsie,

way to go, they look fabulous. I've seen the idea before but never tried. The hardest part would be painting them. ;P

TFS!

Lady Katherine said...

I just adore these!!!! Make me some! lol How great you get to teach it at school. That will be a lot of fun!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

ADORABLE! I am so going to do this! Thanks for the idea...as well as Moore Minutes!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Tootsie! That is just plain downright clever! How cute!

Becca's Dirt said...

Who would have thunk it. And I know I've tossed that stuff in the trash. Tootsie do we/me need to just keep all the trash in case I might need it one day or I can make something with it one day. LOL but it's true. Your pumpkins are adorable and now I want to make some.

hundredsofideas said...

I have seen this done before, yours are just terrific!

Karen said...

Adorable! Thank you so much for the idea and the link.

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Very cute. Love them.

Shirley said...

I love this craft! They look so good Glenda! I will head over to read the directions.