I wanted something mindless to do yesterday and I wanted some pumpkin decorations.
I decided to make pumpkin scrap balls. I used medium styrofoam balls and started by sticking a piece of stick in the top.
Then I ripped strips of orange colored fabrics and wound them around the balls. I tucked the last edge into the other pieces to hold it down. Then I took a strip of green and tied that at the base of the stem. Homespuns looks great for prim settings, and they do look more prim in person, than in the picture. The flash makes them look like blobs of fabric instead of strips.
The second batch was for the bottom of the stairs on a bureau, and I wanted them to pop more, so I used brighter fabrics. I also ran out of medium and used some smaller balls in the mix. You could do this with larger styrofoam balls too, to make a simple display on your table. You can used green strips for stems or cut out leaf shapes with wool and some wire on top, as well. This is a great project for the kids too, no mess or dangerous objects to work with.
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