The V Spot

Rants, observations and home decorating from a woman with no time for a blog.

More Pumpkin foolishness…. Necktie Pumpkins

Today we’re recovering pumpkins with  neckties!

I picked up a couple of neckties at Goodwill that I thought would fit in with my Halloween decor.

I used a seam ripper to dismantle them and a rotary cutter to cut them into strips.
With a dab of hot glue on the bottom of the pumpkins, I glued one end of each strip and pulled it tight up towards the stem.
When they were completely covered, I wrapped gray ribbon around the stem on the dark one…
To be honest, I’m not really in love with the gray ribbon stem, but it’ll do.

Each time I think I’m all pumpkin-ed out… I guess I’m not.



Lori E said...

October 24, 2011 at 12:33 pm
I heard on the news about some weird lady running up to men on the street with scissors.
She snips off their ties and runs like hell.
Have you guys heard about this? I wonder what is up with that.

Richella said...

October 24, 2011 at 12:58 pm
You are the QUEEN of pumpkins. Honestly, you must be having a blast, just letting your creativity loose--and inspiring all of us along the way!

I need a dose of your creativity. My baby boy (now a freshman in high school) just invited all the kids in his 9th grade class over for a Halloween party this weekend. Maybe I should go back and study all your pumpkins!

Amanda Hill said...

October 24, 2011 at 1:30 pm
Such a great craft and I can clean out some unwanted ties too :)

Impulsive Addict said...

October 24, 2011 at 2:56 pm
So how many pumpkins do you have displayed in your house right now? And outside? Include those too. I love these! They are super cute!'ll be happy to know that I went to our Goodwill store this weekend with my mom for the first time ever and i loved it! Wow! You can find some great finds in there! Who knew? Thanks to you, I know now!

MiMi said...

October 24, 2011 at 3:18 pm
I'm with IA...HOW many pumpkins do you have right now?? They're adorable, I like em a lot!! :)

Shannon said...

October 24, 2011 at 5:08 pm
You've done it again, these are fabulous!

Lesley said...

October 24, 2011 at 10:18 pm
Are there any pumpkins left in your city? Seriously. Share, Viv. ;o)

Prudently Painted Vintage said...

October 25, 2011 at 2:37 am
You are a pumpkin decorating machine this year! I feel inadequate. I suddenly feel the need to go decorate more pumpkins. You sure do make some really cute ones!!

Question for you....I remember a while back you did a post on a website that you could do collage photos on. What would be the name of the site?? I'm in the OMTWI competition and would like to use it. Thanks!!

Shawn said...

October 25, 2011 at 4:00 am
I've been busy all day searching for a pumpkins anonymous meeting for you. So far I've found nothing, I'll let you know if I find anything.

Emmy said...

October 25, 2011 at 4:26 am
Love love the polka dot one! And I totally have been inspired by your pumpkins and was going to decorate more but they were all gone this weekend :( Next year- as soon as they come out I am stocking up.. though maybe not 72 ;)

Camilla said...

October 25, 2011 at 4:59 am
Visiting from Rook No 1's A Little Birdie Told Me linky party. These are adorable! Thanks for sharing.

SueAnn said...

October 25, 2011 at 10:12 am
Love these!! They are fabulous!

Heather at Dragonfly Designs said...

October 26, 2011 at 2:22 am
lol so cute ~ you can never be pumpkined out can you?

Myya said...

October 26, 2011 at 4:46 am
I'm with IA... how many pumpkins do you have displayed???

Katie said...

October 26, 2011 at 2:23 pm
Super cute idea!

Our DIY Diaries said...

October 26, 2011 at 8:18 pm
I love this idea. I've never been a holiday decor type person (except Christmas) and this makes me want to deck out my house with pumpkins! Good job!


At The Picket Fence said...

October 27, 2011 at 11:05 pm
Love those Viv!! Still can't believe the things you come up with and we are always so glad you share your creativity with us at Inspiration Friday!

Shelly @A Creative Space said...

October 28, 2011 at 12:37 am
Neckties? What a fun idea!

D @ The Shady Porch said...

October 28, 2011 at 12:41 pm
They turned out great! I love this idea...I thought I had seen it all too...panty hose pumpkins, sweater, etc. Great idea!

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

October 29, 2011 at 4:18 am
Seriously love these!!

Sonia Barton said...

October 29, 2011 at 2:56 pm
Wonderful idea. Visiting from Rook No. 17

Jenn "Rook No. 17" said...

November 2, 2011 at 8:51 pm
Another clever, classy, and easy-to-follow pumpkin project. Brilliant, Viv!

Natalie @ Johnny In A Dress said...

November 4, 2011 at 12:03 am
Cutest Idea EVER! You are so talented!

Holly Lefevre said...

November 5, 2011 at 9:07 pm
I shall send you all of my hubby's old neck ties for next year, OK?

Jennifer said...

November 8, 2011 at 12:26 am
You and your pumpkins! You have had some amazing, out-of-the-box ideas!

Charmaine said...

December 31, 2011 at 9:42 pm
Perusing your "before and after" section and just came across this - love love love it! So cute - will be trying this next year! :)

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