Sunday, November 4, 2012

Dollar Store Crafting 3 - Mesh Pumpkin

I hope you enjoyed Part One, the dollar store leaf vase and Part Two, the dollar store napkin ring.  Of course I will be using the great orange pumpkin for my last dollar store project.  Where would all of us be without those little orange pumpkins for crafting this time of the year?  I painted, glittered, rhinestoned, mod podged, and bead seeded pumpkins til I literally ran out of ideas. One thing I didn't try was to use deco mesh on my pumpkin.
Wondering how that would look, I gave it a try.








Materials Used:

DollarTree Pumpkin
Olefin Mesh (15yd roll, Michaels)
Floral Pins









Starting at the top I used my thumb to make a loop of the mesh and gathered and pinned the bottom of the loop to the pumpkin.  I continued doing this around the entire pumpkin, looping and shaping the mesh. 
           I made sure to fold the sides in to avoid additional fraying.

  I started laughing at the way this looks.  Doesn't it remind you of roller hair  
 or something silly?
After finishing the loops, I rolled up a piece of mesh and pinned it to the top for a stem.
This mesh pumpkin is really cute and makes a unique addition to any place setting!  Especially one with other dollar store items!
My Dollar Store Place Setting

Enjoy!

















15 comments:

  1. This is a great idea! Love the color of the ribbon.

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    1. Thank you, Mel for your kind comment!

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  3. How unique. I would have never thought to do that. Makes a great centerpiece.
    I did think the midway photo looked like a pumpkin with one of those seventies hair styles!

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  4. Gorgeous. I love how pretty this looks. Great idea and thanks for the tutorial. Thanks also for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  5. OH that's fun. I have some of those pumpkins still too :)

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  6. Gail that was super clever. I have to say this is the first time I have seen a mesh pumpkin. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. How clever and unique! I love it. You really dressed that little pumpkin up. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week. So thrilled to have you, and hope to see you again tomorrow night! :)

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  8. Ha! Ha! I didn't think it looked like those old style hair rollers until you said it!! This is beautifully fascinating and so original! Your dollar store place setting is fabulous Gail! I love it!

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  9. What a clever way to use the mesh to give a plain pumpkin some fantastic texture! Thanks Gail for linking up to last weeks - It's Party Time - hope to see you tomorrow too :D
    http://www.settingforfour.com/2012/11/its-party-time-11-11-2012.html

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  10. This is very informative and reliable for future reference. You did a great job my friend.

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  11. What a fun way to decorate a pumpkin. Thanks for sharing at Throwback Thursday.

    xoxo
    Denyse

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