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« on: August 31, 2014 11:15:25 AM »

What can I do with these tiny pumpkins? They are all pretty small. Some are glossy, some are smooth and some are fuzzy.
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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2014 12:46:19 PM »

You could make a wreath out of them like people do with ornaments.  Paint some of them black maybe? 

Or you could make a garland with them.
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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2014 01:35:33 PM »

Stack of jacks:  http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9YDowk0aU3E/UIZ3ZIMDdxI/AAAAAAAAIMI/9sfFA9yxz6E/s1600/IMG_2973_Jack+O+Stack+Lanterns+2.jpg

Tiny hanging ornaments:  http://ep.yimg.com/ay/yhst-16633577946644/bethany-lowe-halloween-ornaments-by-allen-cunningham-8.jpg

I like the wreath idea!

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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2014 02:11:14 PM »

I was thinking about a wreath too!

I made this one once with dried putka pods:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/made_by_beag/4080390536/in/set-72157614097458237
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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2014 02:22:47 PM »

Send some to me!  Grin Just kidding. I am working on a homemade gourd project from mini gourds from my garden. One of my recent decorating magazines showed some sprayed golden. I had bronze enamel paint, and left over pumpkin orange fabric paint. I am decorating a mini Christmas tree this year, and I saved and dried the stems from large sweet bell peppers to glue on the tops as stems and use for ornaments. I plan to decorate this mini-tree year round.

Some of yours look small enough to saw in half and put a pin back on for broaches?

I like the wreath idea. And the stacking large at bottom, to small at top, too. Those are really neat decorating things.

If you are planning a Thanksgiving feast, perhaps napkin holder rings? Toilet paper tubes {painted} and cut into 1" strips could work for an easy base? You could cut a paper leaf shape to use for the placeholder/who sits where thing? And wire it on with floral wire and tape.

Just ideas. Oh, and also, just a pretty basket of them with a neat fall type ribbon bow would make a great centerpiece. You could place them in some straw on the bottom...and maybe a small scarecrow, black cat, owl, or crow ornament with them?

Hope this gets the juices flowing. You could also do like the members here are doing...leaving gifts around town with little tags that say "take me". Or leave them on neighbors and friend's doors for little gifts?

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« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2014 05:04:35 PM »

lil pumpkin earrings!  love the little faces! 
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« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2014 07:16:58 AM »

You could make them a pumpkin patch to hang out in.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nb_rh5TdEPw

If you (or someone you love) aren't into dolls, it could still be a cute centerpiece or display item.
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« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2014 10:41:46 AM »

You could also stick thumb tacks to the back of them and use them on cork boards. But the earrings sound super cute!
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« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2014 06:19:02 AM »

So many cute ideas. I think I'm going to make some stacks of jacks. A coworker suggest making cupcakes and using the pumpkins as a topper. I love that little pumpkin patch. I think I'm going to make one for my desk at work. I will totally send you some pumpkins if you want. I have plenty.   
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« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2014 02:28:54 PM »

Apothecary jar fill!  Maybe combine with orange, green, purple, and/or black marbles.  Put something in the middle of the jar to take up space, and fill in around it.
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