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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  1. 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!

  2. Love the twine pumpkins! thanks for sharing your tutorial!

  3. Che carina questa idea per la zucca!! :)

  4. 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!!!

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

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

    xoxo laurie

  7. 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

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

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  10. Your pumpkin patch idea is so clever and looks terrific!

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

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

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

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


  14. 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!!

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

  16. 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

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

    I'd LOVE if you would link up to Mommy Club Tuesday Linky! (It shows up both on &!)

    You can link up here:


    PS. I'm your newest follower!

  18. 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!

  19. 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!

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

  21. 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!

  22. 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

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

  24. 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.


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

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

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

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