Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Wire Pumpkins...courtesy of Dollar Tree!

I'm joining the "Under $10 and Under 1 Hour" party over at 320 Sycamore with these easy-peasy wire pumpkins using wire from Dollar Tree.
The inspiration comes from Jessica @ Mad in Crafts.

They are so quick and easy to put together...

Using this floral wire from Dollar Tree (comes in several different colors), wrap it around a cylinder shape of your choice - a toilet paper roll, a prescription bottle, a hairspray bottle, etc. Whatever you have on hand.
The smaller the cylinder, the smaller yet more full your pumpkin will be.
I used a can of air freshener for the larger pumpkin and a prescription bottle for the smaller pumpkin.
Remove the coil from the cylinder and using a twist tie (reuse the twist ties that come with the wire!), tie the middle of the coil together.
Leave some excess wire out to make the twisty stem of the pumpkin.
Then pull the wire around to round out the pumpkin shape.
You can get a picture tutorial of this process over at Mad in Crafts.

Aren't they so cute?
(please excuse the dusty shelf...)

$1 for each pumpkin.
Maybe 5 minutes to put together.
Definitely Under $10 and Under 1 Hour!
Thanks for the inspiration Jessica!

I think I'll go dust that shelf now...


  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog! These pumpkins are sooo cute. Love the idea - thanks for sharing! I accidentally clicked on your family blog instead of your crafty blog and I see your baby is just a couple weeks younger than mine! Although I'm on number 5...still feels weird saying that. Love that quote by Elder Bednar you have in your sidebar :)
    ~ Carrie

  2. So creative! I can't wait to give these a try, hopefully mine turn out as awesome as yours! We would love to be your newest followers but can't find the follow button. = (

  3. I've spent hours online looking for fall decorating ideas, and this is definitely my favorite! What a wonderful and unique idea - I'm going to the dollar store today to attempt my own!

  4. I had no idea the Dollar Tree sold the floral wire~these are so great! Love them and love that pumpkin on a plate in the background :)