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« on: November 01, 2012 02:44:21 PM »

I didn't come up with this project, I saw a picture of it but couldn't find instructions anywhere so I just made it myself.  Grin I think it was originally called hardware store pumpkin or something similar.

I used 18 gauge wire, wire cutters, and round objects like a pen to form circles. I can't post pictures yet but here's a link to a page on my website that has a lot of pictures of the pumpkin and how I made it:
http://www.my-homemade-decorations.com/halloween-decorating-ideas-wired-pumpkin.html

or you can look at just the pumpkin here:
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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2012 05:33:31 PM »

Added the photo for you!

Love all of the spirals and waves.  Are those beads, too?
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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2012 06:31:53 PM »

Yup! I used to be into beading so I have quite the collection that I never use. The ones here were some I've been wanting to use for awhile and this seemed like the perfect way  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2012 06:33:16 PM »

That really is perfect.  I love incorporating unexpected materials like that!  Awesome.
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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2012 09:49:02 AM »

That's a really good idea!  It's a great, interesting alternative to a traditional jack-o-lantern!
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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2012 01:09:33 PM »

Very pretty and unique way to decorate a pumpkin. I bet pushing the wires into the pumpkin had to be hard on your fingers.
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« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2012 02:37:55 PM »

Actually the wires went in very easily! I was surprised because I thought that it would be difficult too but they stabbed right in. They did leak a little where I stabbed the pumpkin but I just wiped away the "pumpkin tears."  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2012 02:52:13 PM »

You'd have "pumpkin tears" too if you were a pumpkin getting poked with wires. LOL You should try this again using those fake pumpkins you can get in craft stores....they won't rot.
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« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2012 02:25:21 PM »

Haha, good point.  Cheesy I wonder if the wires would stay in the fake pumpkins as well. Definitely something I will have to try. I can even just pull out all the wires I already formed and stick them into the new one to save myself some work.  Wink
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« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2012 06:01:48 PM »

What a fun idea!  Cheesy
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