Fall is just around the corner, and just like last year, I again have a pumpkin tutorial to share with you. I guess you could say I am a little obsessed with pumpkins! Did you know that in Turkey, there is a beloved dessert made from just pumpkin and sugar? It is one of my favorites! Maybe if you ask Greg nicely, he will share the recipe with you. 😉
By the way, have you ever wondered why there is a pumpkin in The Navage Patch’s logo? If you ask Greg, he’ll say something like, “Navage Patch, pumpkin patch. They sound alike. Get it?” And then he’ll scratch his butt, burp and ask for a dry martini. But there is more to the story: when my babes was designing the logo, he wanted to put a picture behind the words, but he didn’t know what to put. Thinking about it for a while, I told him that a pumpkin would be cool! He looked at me funny and said that a pumpkin would look too “cutesy.” He also said we weren’t going to be a garden blog. (But look who keeps posting about “his” vegetable garden, LOL.)
Seeing a strong resistance against my pumpkin idea, I had to turn on the “honey faucet.” A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do, right?
“My babes, do you want to sit on the sofa for a while?” I said to him. “Let me bring you a drink, shall I? Do you want me to scratch your arm? Let’s watch Star Wars!”
He was suspicious at first, but a martini, Star Wars and an arm scratch can do wonders!
“Now, my babes, about that logo…”
You can guess, the rest was pretty easy – hahaha :-)
Speaking of easy, let’s move on with our DIY pumpkin tutorial, shall we?
Here is what you’ll need to make these DIY sisal twine pumpkins.
- Sisal twine
- Thin craft wire
- Pipe insulator or foam tubing (or even a pool noodle from the Dollar Store will work)
- A pair of scissors or snips
- Hot glue
- Small twigs
Foam pipe insulators usually come with an opening as in the picture above. But if you are using a pool noodle or foam tubing, then you might need to cut an opening if your foam doesn’t already have it. Once you have your foam tubing cut like that, place your wire in it as shown in the picture above.
Once I wrapped 15 coils, I pulled the craft wire up through the opening from both ends and tied the twine coils with the wire as shown in the picture below. As I was using 2-ply sisal twine, 15 coils were a good amount for me to easily handle. If I used thinner twine, I would have done more coils. In other words, the number of coils depends on how easily you can handle the bunch.
When I was done trimming, I pulled the sisal twine coil out of its form and put it aside to make 2 more of the same.
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