Glue Gun. Check. Ribbon. Check.

Oh, and you'll need at least one of these.  Maybe 10.



Which, after about 5 minutes and some hot glue, will become.......


I know.  So Stinkin' Cute.  Anyway, let's start with ribbon.....

Have I ever told you how much I love ribbon?  It makes things pretty.  


And I love pretty.  Sigh.  

On to the pumpkin decorating!  

Choose a ribbon or two that compliment each other. I like these.

Glue the first color (in this case the solid blue) from the stem to the bottom.  I just glue at the top and the bottom... no need to glue all the way down, as the glue will often darken the ribbon.




See how the sides match up?  Now do that one more time for a total of 4 stripes.  


Now add your second ribbon right over the top.  Again, only do a dot of glue at the top and again at the bottom.


Is this not so easy?  Now, I like to finish it off with a little bow.  


I tie it and then glue it on.  I also like to add those cute scrapbook luggage tags and write things like: "Happy Halloween" or "Happy Harvest".  Then, we leave them for our neighbors on their doorsteps.  And, of course, give one to The Boy's teacher. 

They also make fun and unique place card holders or centerpieces for fall festivities.  

The great thing is, since you haven't cut them, they last through the season.  I'll do a bunch and put them all over.  

So, I'm thinking.  What if we all do a few and post pictures.  I'll put up a little linky thingy and everyone can go look at each others?  How about on Monday? 

Comments

Vicki said…
Oh Lord, preppy pumpkins. I LOVE THEM!!! Now I know what to do with all that ribbon!

Seriously cute. Thanks for the idea!
Amy said…
Oh for the love! What a great idea. I can't wait to try this one. Thanks for sharing.
Just say Julie said…
I think I just found my "boo" gifts for this year. I love this, and I always love an excuse to buy more ribbon.
Look at you go! Those are adorable.

Glad you are enjoying Simon Says!
cricketphx said…
I'm in! Those are adorable!
Aubrey said…
For some reason, after my last birthday, I think my middle name is "Crafty"! Don't know why. I have never been before! LOL

I've got my hobby lobby list started and I'm ready to get the fall/Halloween decorating started!

Thanks for sharing!
LaQuintamomof3 said…
Out of control I tell you! Love them... not sure I will find the time, but I will live vicariously thought you!
KatBouska said…
Count me in!...Just remind me. I'm sitting here with Maile and she can't get enough of them...so I'm sure she won't let me forget. :)

Now excuse me while I scroll back up so she can see the "beautiful punkins".
These are very cute! And Lord knows, I've got plenty of ribbon.

We always do a "turkey pumpkin" for Thanksgiving. I bought it at a boutique. It's 5 wooden tail feathers and a little turkey head on large wooden spikes. You just poke them into a large left-over pumpkin and you've got an instant Thanksgiving decoration. I thought it was a brilliant idea!
Mrs. Buck said…
This is so stinkin cute! if it werent 10:45 at night I'd run out right now and get a pumpkin and some ribbon and make one!
suzspeaks said…
those are so cute!!! I think I'm going to have to find some pumpkins today!!!
CaraBee said…
These are so cute! You are so crafty. I never think to do this stuff. I love the idea of leaving them on neighbor's doorsteps.
Heather said…
You all are going to be soooo jealous. I got a Mrs. R signature pumpkin one year on my doorstep. Yeah...it was super cute with black and white and hot pink ribbons.
WheresMyAngels said…
Hmmmmmmmmmmm, what kind of nutty ribbon can I find by Monday.
Those are so cute! My daughter has been wanting to get a pumkin, I will have to show her what you did and that can be one of our art and craft projects. Much Love
larkswing said…
I like it! No pumpkin gut goo to deal with - done that, time to move on to cute and preppy!
Lauren W said…
I love those!
If I weren't moving on Halloween, I would so be on top of this! Maybe it'll just wait till next year though :)
Jen said…
I am so not worthy of your craftiness. Very cute!
Anonymous said…
Those are some cute pumpkins! I can't wait to tackle this craft!
Unknown said…
Can I just say, Ilovethisidea!!
Anonymous said…
Tiffany, these are adorable! Thanks for the great ideas!
Lula! said…
Of course we have the same granite. I'm just sayin', is all.

Remind me...going to Walmart later in the week. I will never own up to the number of spools of ribbon I own. Once you reach 50 it's just embarrassing. Kind of.
Wep said…
I am SO doing this on Saturday. I'll send pics :) I love punkin season.
Live.Love.Eat said…
This is so clever and pretty!!!!! And what a great idea to give as gifts. You're so good!!!!
Schmerica said…
Erica likey, Erica want decorate pumpkin-y! Ok, that my Tommy Boy movie reference. Since I don't have a blog I will send you a pic of my creation.
Robin said…
OOH, your a crafty mommy:) Very cute pumkin, very cute blog too. Giving you some comment love, and hope you will return the favor.
Anonymous said…
So cute!! May have to steal this idea!
Anonymous said…
So cute!! May have to steal this idea!
Connie said…
You have been offically selected to come to my house and make these cute little pumkies while I rest.
I will provide wine of course.
Laura Brown said…
I'd rather make mini jackolanterns with them all so I can use all those pumpkins and pumpkin guts for compost afterwards.
Unknown said…
What a cute idea. So sweet and crafty. I will live vicariously through you and the other readers of your glorious blog. I have enough crafting going on in my life at the moment.
SarahP.Fuller said…
So adorable!!! I can't wait to go get pumpkins this weekend to do this to! They are so cute!

Alyssa
www.GlueWithUHU.com
Anonymous said…
I had to come back and tell you that I went to Michael's and got pumpkins and ribbons, because your idea totally inspired me.

And...is that a Fiesta Ware plate you are hot gluing on top of? It sort of looks like Fiesta Ware... The factory is in my hometown, and I have "2nds" in my cabinet. 4 plates for $1 baby! :)
Caren said…
That's adorable! I will SO be stealing that one! I love ribbon too, The Husband just doesn't understand... I'm glad someone out there does! ;)
Rhea said…
Ok, I need to be honest with you. These are...


SO STINKIN' CUTE!!!!
Anonymous said…
How adorable are those pumpkins. I wish i was a crafty girl, sadly I'm not.
Caroline said…
Those are precious! And so easy, I think I could do it. So much better than carving them and watching them rot to pieces on your doorstep.
too too too cute but I am not sure I can be involved in this before it's even October.. This is way too organized for me..
Unknown said…
AW heck..that's just too cute!!
Anonymous said…
wow, your good at giving instructions and pics are important as well c: nice things for these occasional times.

blog hopping here c:
Angie said…
YOU.ROCK.
I'm all in on this one!!! Too cute to pass up and not pass along!
Thanks!
Weeksie50 said…
Oh, I am loving it. It is to stinkin' cute. Thanks for sharing..

Becky
Jennie said…
Too cute... you are a head of the game, I just a got a new magazine at home yesterday, Good Housekeeping I think, and it had ribbon on pumpkins
Alison said…
What a cute idea!
Peggy said…
Those are so cute!!! I must try that, so perfect for fall.
Summer said…
Martha? Martha Stewart??? Is that you? ;-)

I love these!!! I'm not even super crafty, but this I think I can handle!
Tinabean said…
This is seriously the cutest idea I've seen.
I'm totally doing this for my neighbors.
Thank you so much for giving me a special day at SITS.
I am still sending out thank you comments I had so many sitsas stop by.
Thanks so much it's been a blast!
Tena said…
these are fantastic!! I am so going to do these to some pumpkins this year, thanks for the idea
Mrs4444 said…
Absolutely adorable!
Debbie said…
LOVE IT!!! Great things for a teacher's class!
Heather said…
Okay, I am loving these pumpkins. You and Heather have got the Halloween craft thing down!

Thanks for visiting my BFF, Becky! Man, you guys are on top of it! She was so excited to join the SITStahood!
S Club Mama said…
I want to! I'll have to A) find my glue gun B) get the hubby to see the importance of buying a pumpkin.
FROGGITY! said…
Oh. My. Gosh!! I am SO doing this!!! Thanks for the awesome idea! :) Cheers!
M.Gunn said…
You know I love this!!! What a great idea :-)

www.chesapeakeribbons.com
KimmyJ said…
Precious pumpkin art! Too fun AND budget friendly for the unemployed - like me. :)
Alecia said…
Tiffany! How super cute is that??!! I'm going grocery shopping today! And I'm gonna buy a pumpkin! Why do I use exclamation marks at the end of every sentence??!!
Angie's Spot said…
Oh my word, those are too cute for words! This might be a good project to do with my oldest girl. She loves ribbon almost as much as you!
Anonymous said…
So cute! You should definitely post a link...I'm so going to do this!
Annikke said…
Oh my goodness! I just found your blog and I absolutely love the pumpkins. This weekend is proving to be a busy one but I am wondering if I might be able to sneak in a little down time to make one or two of these. How cute they are!
Kristen Andrews said…
I never thought of doing this, how crafty. I heart ribbon also and especially if it is preppy! Thanks for sharing!
-Bridget said…
Very cute! I love Halloween and anything that gets me into a Halloween mood early.
Anonymous said…
That is the cutest idea ever! I run birthday parties for my company and that's a great idea!

How do you get the 25% off coach coupons?
Unknown said…
This is such a cute idea! I'll break out my new glue gun and give it a try!
Shannon said…
Oh for the love of all that is crafty! These are too stinkin' cute!

I think I will try this over the weekend... if it turns out well, I'll post some pics!
Cecily R said…
OOOOOOO! Project! Gracie will eat this one up like you wouldn't believe! Love it!
Haasiegirl said…
ok, im game!!

trisha
momdot.com
queenbee said…
I will add pumpkins and more ribbon to my shopping list for the weekend. Can't wait to see what everyone creates.
Jennifer said…
Oh those are so cute!! I'll try to get some together over the w/e and will post back. Thanks!!
Nikki said…
These are darling! I hope you dont mind if I email this link to a friend?
Kat said…
Oh those are frickin adorable!! I must have them - they WILL be mine!!
Angela said…
I just love those! I'm gonna have to copy that idea!
amiable amy said…
you are so artistic...i will find time to do this..thanks
Becky said…
I love this! I am definitely going out this week and getting me some pumpkins!
Jess NBP said…
AWESOME IDEA!! I'll have to this with my boys or at least try it. LOL and seeing as how my youngest bday is in oct that might be a great idea to do at his party.
Val said…
Wow, these are so cute and look very easy to make. Thanks so much for sharing.

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