Making a Ring Pumpkin Using Plastic Canvas
Yarn wrapped plastic canvas strips make up this decorative pumpkin. This is a guide about making a ring pumpkin using plastic canvas
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By using strips of plastic canvas and wrapping them with yarn, you can make this unique pumpkin, too!
Total Time: 2 hours
Source: I have seen these made with jar rings and created my own spin.
- 4 oz orange yarn ($.50)
- 14 ft plastic canvas ($.89)
- hot glue gun ($0.00)
- 2 ft scrap Halloween ribbon with wire edging ($.25)
- Cut your strips 4 holes wide and about 12" long. Wrap the yarn around them with a spot of glue at each end and perhaps 1 or 2 in the middle.
- Leave the last row of holes empty so you can use it to glue the end to the beginning. Having it not covered in yarn makes it easier to join.
- Don't be impatient with the sealing of the circle. Give it at least a minute. And don't worry if it's ugly because no one will see it.
- As you can see, I had to use two different colors of yarn. I had 14 strips and the variegated was just enough to do 7 so that worked out great. Then I did the other in a solid orange a bit lighter. Now you could do it with orange and black, golds and orange, or any colors you wanted.
- Gather your circles with some yarn, making sure that your two colors (if you have them) are staggered. Then gently tie them together and encircle the circles with your colored/decorative ribbon. Too tight or too loose and they won't work, so adjust it so it's just right. It's the Goldilocks Principle!
- When you have separated them some, roll some of the decorated ribbon in a roll and glue it, then glue it down inside the top. I put some raffia in it to give it a curl affect.
- If you don't have plastic canvas, you can do the same with cardboard, or old bangles.