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October 11, 2011

Pumpkin Decorating

Happy Fall everyone!
I was inspired by a posting from Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch 
and decided to give it a try and make one. 
 This is a picture of her finished pumpkin.  
You can click on her name and see her tutorial.
She used a napkin ring with an acorn attached, mine has a large flower.
While checking out Michael's for supplies I found 
two (and only two) purple flower napkin
rings.  The purple was just what I wanted!
I snipped some pieces off of a faux pick I had and glued them by the stem.
Since mine is faux I also put a dab of hot glue at the bottom to keep the ribbon from shifting.  And I put some hot glue at the edge of the ribbon and the napkin ring so they wouldn't let loose.  
 I made this one for my Mom and mine is below.
I decided to try something a little more dramatic and 
chose a black pumpkin.
The ribbon has soft shading that goes from purple, gold to rust.
I just scrunched the ribbon up near the top.


There are a lot of great ideas being shared on the blogs!  
This one is so easy I had to try it!  
There were so many ribbons to chose from- 
some even had skeletons on them!  
I can imagine many more ways
you could do this.  
Give it a try!
Thanks for stopping by!

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23 comments:

  1. Liz, these are fabulous! I love the plaid...and love the dramatic look of the black pumpkin. Love these!

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  2. Hello, Liz!!

    They look lovely!! I saw Susan's post too and thought I may give this a try once I get a chance!
    I lOVE how yours came out!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  3. You GO, girl!!! Perfect!!! That must have taken a lot of patience. It doesn't LOOK easy to me. You could just go nuts with all the possibilities out there! Go for it!

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  4. I'm so impressed, good job! The purple is soo pretty! Very cool that you tried it, and had such great results!!

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  5. I love the purple with the color of the pumpkin!So pretty!

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  6. This is my kind of decorating! So pretty, Liz. You did a fantastic job.
    ~ Wendi ~ xo

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  7. Liz, thanks so much for stopping by today and leaving your sweet comments! I saw your post on Liz's Autumn Arrives party. These pumpkins are just awesome!! You are so creative!! Just beautiful!!

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  8. These are stunning!
    So glad I found you this evening!

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  9. These are gorgeous. Love the purple and the ribbons are perfect. Nice combinations, Your mom must be so happy to receive such a wonderful gift.

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  10. So stinkin cute Liz. I am really into plaid lately and that ribbon is the perfect touch.

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  11. Very pretty and well done! Love your colors!

    Susan is inspiring!

    Mary
    From Virginia

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  12. Love these. I don't do Halloween but love fall decorations and these would be perfect. Thank you for sharing.

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  13. You darling girl!
    How cute are these? Awesome post, thanks
    Lisa

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  14. Thanks everybody! I appreciate your positive feedback!

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  15. This is such an elegant look for pumpkins, especially for Thanksgiving! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  16. So much fun and great drama! Hope you'll bring it to Seasonal Sundays!

    -The Tablescaper

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  17. That is such a great idea! Your pumpkin looks very stylish indeed.

    I have posted a pink post to honour a very dear friend of mine who passed away this week from breast cancer. This October's pink ribbon campaign is now even more important and poignant than ever before for me. I sure do hope you will come visit.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me

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  18. Love those pumpkins...so elegant! Hope you are having a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

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  19. Liz, this is just as cute as can be! Love this idea. Thanks for sharing.

    XO,

    Sheila

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  20. Liz your decoration is something very unusual... the dark colour ribbon make it very appealing... looks very beautiful...
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    Love
    Farah

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  21. Very impressive, Liz! You make it sound simple, but it's easy to see that you have an eye for design and a flair for creating rich color combinations!

    Nicely done!

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  22. Your creations would be great centerpieces on a thanksgiving table. Hmmm, might follow up on that idea!

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  23. They look wonderful! Love them!
    I love ribbon almost as much as dishes, and linens, and glasses an fabric, oh my! So many addictions
    Thanks for stopping by!

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