Friday, October 16, 2009

Ashley's White Pumpkin Bandwagon!

I have jumped on the white pumpkin bandwagon! 

I'm sure you all have seen these at Wal-Mart.

They are terrible looking faux pumpkins but I bought the box of them for $5 and the big pumpkin for $5!

Thanks to the weather clearing, I was able to get outside and spray paint the cheap right off with Rustoleum Heirloom White.

A paint project is just not complete without a visit from our dear friend Ralph.  Just paint on and wipe away to warm up any paint!

'Tis the season for TWINE!

I put a small dab of  hot glue at the top of each line and wrapped the twine around to the other side.  Cut it to size and added another dab of hot glue.

What to do with the stem you ask?  I wrapped twine all the way around to the tip, placing a small dab of hot glue as I went.



At the tip I put a heavier dab of hot glue and coiled the twine until it was completely covered.  I then cut down the end of the twine so it was flush with the coil.

So cute but she needs some friends...

I followed the same steps for these little guys but I used the 2ply Jute Twine for the babies and alternated between the two twines with the medium pumpkins!


Before cheap faux pumpkins...

After white pumpkin Chicness!


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81 comments:

Kasey @ :-) said...

What a cute idea!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I love it. White pumpkins can work in any decor too.

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Very cute. The twine really makes them unique. Great project.

Taylor said...

I saw these at Wal Mart yesterday and thought the her awful...I am so going to get some today. That is so cute!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

How cute!!! I have everything that I need to copy your neat idea...so I think I might just get right to it...thanks soooo much for sharing. Hope you have a great weekend.

Blessings,
Linda

Joyce @ Cheap Frills said...

How clever with the twine~ these look great!

Traci @ Beneath My Heart said...

Great idea! They look so much better!
Love the twine.

Julie said...

These are adorable!! I am heading to Wal-mart this afternoon and will definitely be getting some.

Thanks for sharing!!

Julie =)

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

They look adorable (and soooo much better than before)!

Tattered Goods said...

You know that you and your sister are making the rest of seem welll.... not so crafty :) Do you sleep at night or do you lay in bed plotting on how to make us feel their not worthy?? I love everything you gals do you can never seem to amaze you astound me. I hop e the 2 of you have an amzing Friday ;)

Sheila

Kristy said...

What a great twist on just plain white pumpkins!

Design A-Peele said...

great idea! love the new design of your blog. looks awesome!

duchess said...

So cute. I have some pumpkins I painted white but the twin is brilliant.

Kari @ Ucreate said...

Seriously sooooo cool!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

KEEEEUTE! I am lovin' those white pumpkins. They need to come visit me. Ok I'll get out my own spray paint!!! It's a nice day and perfect for spray painting!!
Blessings,
Debbie

Connie said...

Fabulous! Pumpkins have never been so "dressed up" so well. LOve the twine.

Jill said...

Super cute idea! Instead of twine you could also use the smokey finish on them. =)

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

Oh Shoot! I must be the only person in Blogland who doesn't own a glue gun. I may just have to get one, my daughter would be over the moon!
Janell

The DIY Show Off said...

So pretty Ashley! I love white pumpkins and yours are super cute!

Roeshel

bec4 said...

Very cute! I have some fun I will post later today--camera is out of battery juice, need to buy more!

Andy Porter said...

DAH!! I'm having a moving sale today and I put out some plastic pumpkins. I'm going to have to run out and bring them back inside now that I know how cute they can be!! You are so talented!!
~Andy

~ RM said...

Another great idea! You are full of it! ;) Just kidding. Thanks for the quick lesson- I'm sure many more white pumpkins will be popping up!

Sharon said...

Beautiful ... love the twine on them.

KirkKrew said...

I'm kid free this weekend! Just might have to make these!

Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

Wao, what a transformation!

Carmen said...

Love, love, love them!!!! I have been trying to get around to making a white pumpkin project. Thanks for another idea! :)

Misty said...

Absolutely adorable! I am on a mission for white pumpkins as well!!!!

debi said...

Sooo adorable! What is the Ralph stuff you put on the pumpkins?

Karen Valentine said...

Hey Girl's! Very cute! Come over to my blog and scroll down a little bit till you find my pumpkin tutorial. Mine are different but look very similar. Great minds think alike!!! LOL!

Karen
My Desert Cottage

Tori Jean said...

Clever:)

Christina said...

Love it! Unique and different!

Craig, Blair and Turbo Skousen said...

Great idea!! I love me some white pumpkins this year!

Tammy said...

I totally did this, except I didn't use the twine and your's look SO much better. I ended up respraying mine with a copper metalic. Now I want to go back and paint them "white" again. :) Thanks for all the inspiration! Tammy

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

Oh my gosh- these are my favorite fall decor I have seen all season! Thanks for the idea!!!

♥Amber Filkins♥ said...

So cute! I have white pumpkins from Michaels, but I may have to get some of these & do your fab treatment.

GREAT idea!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

I did this with my cheap pumpkins too! I love them now- they looked so cheap before and I would put them in places where they were not seen as well- camouflage to try to get around the cheap look. NO more!

Jami said...

Do you sale your stuff?? I have seen a gazillion things that I am interested in but didn't see where it mentioned that you sold it. Thanks.

Julie said...

My Wal-mart only had beaded ones and it doesn't really have the same effect. Oh well. . . I still love this idea and will try again.

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

Such a great transformation!!

Jenny said...

Great idea!

Denise said...

That is an amazing transformation. It is one of those ideas that I wish I had had. Thanks for sharing!

L.Duncan@home23duncanboys said...

I am so going to Wal-mart today! How cute! I found your blog today and I'm becoming a follower TODAY!!!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Oh how rustically adorable! White pumpkins AND twine! Baaaa... I'm a babbling idiot. I want to go shopping. BAD.

Good ideas make me caffine jittery, kwim?

Thanks for posting this at the party!

Funky Junk Donna

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Oh my, I love that "spray paint the cheap right off!" Tell me about Ralph, is that glaze you're using? Can you share the details?

Liz said...

Wow, great project and outcome! The pumpkins are adorable! =) ~Liz

Wendy said...

Really cute!

Proper Prim said...

how cute is that... love, love, love them

{ L } said...

What a creative idea! Question, where do you buy that Ralph Glaze?

Sandy said...

I absolutely LOVE this idea. I am not talented at all, but you are so creative. I want to try this, but I am afraid to mess it up!!

2sisters said...

Love the white pumpkins! I have been wanting some, and these are darling. Thanks for stopping by our blog Whitney! (isn't it fun to be able to blog with your sister, wish we lived close like you guys do) Love all your fun projects!
Teri @ acraftyclan.blogspot.com

The Quintessential Magpie said...

That is a great met project! CUTE. CUTE. CUTE.

Happy Met Monday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Barb said...

very cute.
just that added touch they needed.

barbara jean

brown paper packages said...

SO cute! I just did this using (without the jute) a real pumpkin. I love the idea of using fake pumpkins though, so you can use them again!

nannykim said...

That is just pumpkinlyoushus--I , alas, had some real ones and one has already molded!!

nannykim,
spindle cottage is my house blog

brown paper packages said...

Oh, and I'm linking you in my post!

Brenda@ **Dragonflys and Stars** said...

I am convinced that the things one can do with cheap orange pumpkins are endless! Very cute!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great job on the pumpkins - thanks for sharing.

Stef said...

You guys never cease to amaze me. Love your blog!!

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

the pumpkins are just wonderful, how creative, great job...

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Today is my day to paint the gourds white. So glad I stopped by because I think the plastic acorns are getting a new coat, too.

Love them!

Sheri said...

Hey, did you redo your header?

Anyway, love the pumpkins, I swear I am going to hire you to come to my house and transform everything.

I have a linky party and a plea for help @ my place: http://theshadesofpink.blogspot.com/2009/10/room-month-bedroom-conundrum.html Want to check it out? (I apologize if you already linked, 1/2 asleep. LOL)

Julie said...

cute cute cute as always you girls did a wonderful job...
xoxo
Julie

Jane said...

The white pumpkins are so cute....great transformation!
Jane

Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating said...

Very nice! I really prefer white pumpkins to orange ones, and the twine really adds a special touch.

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Love them!

Mommy Words said...

You guys always have such great stuff! Awesome job!

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

What pretty pumpkins!! I never would have thought of adding the twine, but it makes them perfectly rustique!!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I love this!!! I need me some of that glaze. It's amazing.

Michelle said...

Wow, I love it, what a clever idea! Stop by for a visit soon.
Michelle

Jenn said...

These are awesome!

Kristen said...

These are great! I love them!

Whitney said...

Those turned out darlin'!

Gina said...

Very cute! So much better than just a plain pumpkin.

Tiffany said...

Such a great idea! They look awesome!

Elizabeth said...

What a cute idea.They look so good after the makeover.Thanks for posting !

The Style Sister said...

Such cuteness!! FAbulous ideas!

Kim -today's creative blog said...

love it!

Sarah said...

I'm loving the white pumpkins this year . . . great crafty goodness!

Best,
Sarah

Out of the Blue said...

What a great idea! I just bought a box of the little pumpkins this morning and came home and immediately started spray painting them white. I love the twine idea...might have to try it out! Thanks so much for sharing your creative idea!

Stacey Eaton said...

What is the RALPH?????

Alison said...

This was one of my favorite pumpkin projects las year, and I featured your pumpkins on my blog today:

http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/2010/09/pumpkin-patch-at-oopsey-daisy.html

Thanks for the inspiration!
~Alison

 
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