Monday, September 12, 2011

"P" is for Patch

A pumpkin patch on the mantel.

Fall is just around the corner and the mantel is ready.

As usual the TV creates a huge decorating dilemma so I kept it simple.

An orange gingham mantel runner and lots of jute and twine covered pumpkins.

The pumpkins started off orange:

Remove the stem, add some hot glue and wrap with twine:

Add a wood stem and grapevine bits and you have this:

For the complete tutorial click here.

Simple, understated but most importantly unobtrusive to the TV viewing eye.

Bring on the cool temperatures, we're ready.

I'm linking up to:

Weekly Challenge @ The CSI Project
Whatcha Got Weekend @ Lolly Jane
SAS @ Funky Junk
Weekend Wrap Up @ Tatertots & Jello
Sundae Scoop @ I Heart Naptime
Sister Sunday @ Sisters of the Wild West
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
DIY Fall Festival @ The DIY Showoff
Made by You Mondays @ Skip to My Lou
Making the World Cuter @ Making the World Cuter
Nifty Thrifty @ Coastal Charm
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Good Life @ A Beach Cottage
Delightfully Inspiring @ Delightful Order
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Tickled Pink @ 504 Main
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
SAS @ Just a Girl
Feathered Nest @ French Country Cottage
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Cottage Flora Thursdays @ Fishtail Cottage
Fall Nesting @ The Inspired Room

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Stephanie said...

Wow, I just love these! I have some tattered fake pumpkins and this would be a great solution to revamp them. Thanks for the tutorial!

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Love the twine pumpkins! thanks for sharing your tutorial!

sabrymagic said...

Che carina questa idea per la zucca!! :)

Tanya said...

Adorable! I may just have to make some of these cuties :) Thanks for the idea and I will be absolutely sure to link back to you. I'm pinning this!!!

Heidiopia said...

How cute! Love the texture and simplicity. Visiting from Beth's Tutes and Tips. :)
Heidi @ Show some Decor

Heaven's Walk said...

Adorable, Jaime! Such a sweet and simple idea! :)

xoxo laurie

Cheryl said...

I just love your little twine-covered pumpkins. Thanks so much for showing us how to make them . So simple and so perfect! I can't wait to try this idea.
Cheryl at My Sister's Cottage

Stephanie said...

I love the pumpkins! The jute give some great texture. I am pinning this!

Olly's mama said...

Very cute! luv it ;.)

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My Little Home and Garden said...

Your pumpkin patch idea is so clever and looks terrific!

poppilinnstudios said...

What a cute idea! Looks great on your mantel. Thanks for sharing.

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

Very cute idea!

E. Charlotte said...

Love the twine! I thought you purchased them that way at first. Very cool! said...

They are really adorable with the jute wrapping on them ~ very creative!

Visiting from Feathered Nest Friday ~ hope you have a great weekend.


-Kelsey Coghill said...

ok I absolutely love jute twine... every project I've been making lately has jute somewhere on it and these are absolutely amazing!! thanks for the inspiration!!

Emily said...

I love it! I've been looking for some fall mantel inspiration... thanks for sharing.

cmoh said...

You have no idea how wonderful I find your post. We recently moved and I have had to give up my mantle to a similiar tv situation as you have (I hate it! or at least I did until I saw your post). Thank you so much for the idea, and beleive it or not a bought a bunch of mini white pumpkins this weekend that I havn't set out yet. Off to decorate the tv mantle.

Love your pumpkins too! Thanks for the tutorial.

Have a great day

~SHANNON~ said...

What a great way to make the plastic pumpkins new and modern!

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Jaimee said...

Love those pumpkins!!

Eileen said...

I love the twine wrapped around the pumpkins. I never know what to do with my fireplace because of the wires under my TV yours looks awesome. And no wires!
I love it!

Diapers and Divas said...

I totally didn't think about the tv being over the fireplace mantel as such a design dilemma! This is a great solution! Love the twine pumpkins. Too cute!
Stopping by from The Lettered Cottage. Happy Fall!

Kara @ June & Bear said...

I love jute and twine. I'm going to have to make some of these for my mantel.

Maggie @ Midwestern {Sewing} Girl said...

Perfect, Jaime...just perfect. I adore the texture and simplicity...thank you so much for linking this wonderful pumpkin patch up to my Everything Halloween party!

notes of sincerity said...

Too cute! :o) The twine pumpkins and orange gingham are a perfect pair! :o)
I am having a little give a way on my blog. Would you like to drop by?
Sincerely, Trish

Maggie @ Midwestern {Sewing} Girl said...

Jaime, girl! I'm featuring your awesome pumpkin patch on my blog today! Yay!

Ruth said...

I love your twine pumpkins. They look so natural and beautiful. Our tv sits on top of our mantle and is huge. I really don't like it there. Does not leave much room for pretty things. Hubby says the tv is the pretty thing.


Patricia Torres said...

FABULOUS... this is the best I've ever seen... :-)

Cindy said...

Love your twine pumpkins...soo sweet! Visiting from Funky Junk :)

Sherri said...

Simply ADORABLE! What a neat way to salvage those fake pumpkins. This makes them look awesome. greatness.

WhisperWood Cottage said...

Thanks for linking up to The Talent Scouting Party at WhisperWood Cottage! As always, I love your creativity!