Jody is sharing how to make rustic pumpkins using a tree branch and rusty bolts to create an industrial twist to fall decorating.
I used to be frugal just for the sake of being frugal, it is becoming more and more a way of life, and not just to pinch pennies. There is a thrill in taking something old, rusted, abandoned, or broken and turning it into something beautiful or even just… interesting. I love pieces that are instant conversation starters with lots of different textures. I have seen the 4×4 wooden pumpkins and things similar but I wanted something really edgy and industrial- I am obsessed with industrial farmhouse decorating right now! I literally raided my husbands garage,-or rather outside the garage in a bucket of water for these forgotten rusty bolts, and found a limb that had fallen off the tree.. I was on my way.
DIY Rustic Pumpkins Decor
- limb from 3″-6″ in diameter
- 3 bolts-the rustier, the better
- green floral wire
- sisal rope/twine
- hot glue gun/sticks
Cut your tree branch ( or have your hubby do it with his big table saw/reciprocating thingy) to about 4″, 4 1/2″, and 5″.
Wipe away any dust off the top.
Apply a generous amount of hot glue to the center of your wood-quickly press end of bolt onto glue and hold for a minute until set, repeat for all three.
Cut floral wire into 10″ lengths, wrap around a pencil, then slide off to create curling vines.
Wrap one end around bolt, and twist to attach it to itself, arrange it so it is trailing over the side. Place your three pumpkins together, wrap in sisal twine to bind them together, tie in back. Have fun with found objects, even if its a bit of an abstract representation of the original.