FloraCraft Burlap Ribbon Pumpkin

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by Craft Marketing Communications/FloraCraft

FloraCraft Burlap Ribbon Pumpkin

Makes a great centerpiece for your fall-themed table!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use foam cutter to remove approximately 4-1/2 inch diameter circle off top and bottom of Styrofoam ball. On top and on bottom, use spoon to scoop out area, going about 2 inch deep. Use foam cutter to smooth any edges so that foam goes smoothly from outside into bowl-like area. On top, only, inside center of bowl area, carve out about a 1-3/4 inch diameter, 1 inch deep hole (for stem). (Note: Hole should be slightly larger than stick diameter, since burlap will go over edge of hole to conceal ribbon ends.)
  • 2
    Cut eleven 12 inch lengths of 2-1/2 inch wide wired burlap ribbon.
  • 3
    To cover Styrofoam ball, glue end of one length ribbon to top, barely going over into hole near center in bowl area of pumpkin. Bring ribbon down to bottom center and hot glue other end so that ribbon is secure against Styrofoam ball. (Trim end if needed. Also, no glue should be needed on the middle areas of the ribbon lengths – just on the ends at top and bottom centers.)
  • 4
    Similarly, attach next length, overlapping most of first length, at top, but only overlapping about 1/2 inch of that length at the side, then back to overlapping most of it again at bottom center. Repeat with each length, working your way around until you reach the beginning again. Before adding the last length, tuck it under the first length so that overlapping pattern is consistent. (Note: You may need to do a little gathering or folding at top and bottom to follow the Styrofoam ball's curve. Trim ends as needed as you go so that overlapping ribbon doesn't get too bulky for the stick to go into the top hole and for the pumpkin to set flat on the bottom.)
  • 5
    To antique, dab corner of paper towel onto chalking ink pad and then rub along edge of each length ribbon carefully to darken. (Note: start out applying very lightly so as not to get too dark since it can't easily be lightened.) Refer to photo to add chalking ink to a few random places on pumpkin, on ribbon areas other than just along edges.
  • 6
    For stem, trim stick to desired length and insert into hole in foam. (Note: glue cut end and leave top end as natural as possible.) Hot glue to hold. Hot glue stem of one leaf against base of pumpkin stem. Scatter other leaves around base of pumpkin.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • FloraCraft Styrofoam Brand Foam Ball 8 inch 104183651
  • FloraCraft Foam Cutter 6 inch 2 blade 104186311
  • 2-1/2 inch x 10 yard Burlap Ribbon in Your Choice of Color
  • Chalking Ink in Your Choice of Color
  • Twig from Outside (approximately 1-1/2 inch wide x 4 inch long)
  • Panacea Floral Shears 104455861
  • Nicole™ Crafts Bag 4 Assorted Fall Leaves Maple 104550303
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pc. 104737928
  • Hand Saw
  • Serving Spoon
  • Ruler
  • Paper Towel