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September 28, 2014

MAKE THIS PUMPKIN!


©Linda Nelson 2014

See what fabulousness arises from a coir planter basket liner?  It's the perfect shape; therefore, there's no cutting involved.  Are you sold yet?

You will need a preformed coco liner that is meant to fit inside a 12" wire basket planter.
©Linda Nelson 2014

Here's what you do -

Grap a piece of 24" twine or jute and an upholstery needle (any needle with an eye big enough to thread the twine through).  Tie one end of the twine onto something to prevent it from slipping through the liner while stitching(I grabbed a washer), and leave about a six inch tail.  Make a simple running stitch all around the circumference of the liner, then cinch it together, leaving a fist-sized opening. Fill your pumpkin with pillow stuffing, shredded newspaper, plastic bags or something of that nature.  I used some old garden netting.  Talk about being resourceful!
©Linda Nelson 2014

Now, cinch it up as tight as you can, remove the washer and tie the twine ends together.  Grab your stem, which could be a branch, an actual pumpkin stem, one formed and shaped out of wire..... (basically, whatever floats your boat) and stuff it where it belongs.  You're done!  Painless.  Absolutely painless.  The decorative part is up to you.  I happen to appreciate a simple, natural and rustic look, but you may want to push your embellishing ways over the edge.
©Linda Nelson 2014

There you have it.

Now, get creative.


 

15 comments:

  1. That's Awesome! I love this idea
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    1. I can't figure out how to Pin this. Is anyone else not seeing the Pin option?

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    2. Hi Vicky, I regret that I do not participate in Pinterest; therefore, my blog does not have a pin button. I believe others have pinned it via the linky parties that it was posted in. I made a decision to use only one form of social sharing, Google+. So sorry for the inconvenience. I'm glad you like my pumpkin. Make one!

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  2. hai sempre delle proposte insolite, complimenti!
    lori

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  3. So creative! I have a bunch of those liners! Pinned!

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  4. Thank you, AnnMarie. Have fun making them!

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  5. What a great idea!!! Thanks for sharing on DIY Sunday Showcase!

    Shelly@minettesmaze

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  6. Hi Linda ! love your blog and your have a beautiful home
    Angelica

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  7. Perfect! I love t way you think!

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  8. Talk about texture. Great idea.

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  9. I just bought some of the coir liners on clearance to do these.....They have been floating in my brain for a year...You are inspiring!

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    1. I'm so happy to hear that you snatched up some liners. Have fun making and embellishing them!

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