Introduction: Push-Pin Pumpkin

This is a super-simple craft for all ages (parent supervision recommended for young children) that leaves you with a quaint little pumpkin decoration!

Step 1: Materials

You will need:

-12 inches (30 cm) of 3/8"(1cm) width ribbon

-1 push-pin

-1 pair of scissors (not pictured)

-(optional) craft paste/hot glue/etc. and a small pebble

Feel free to get creative with the colors and sizes of your ribbon! You can also use wired ribbon to make a larger pumpkin that can you can shape!

Step 2: Cut the Ribbon

Cut the ribbon into three 4"-long strips of ribbon.

Step 3: Make Loops

Carefully pin the ribbon onto the push-pin in loops, one at a time.

Step 4: Finishing

Arrange the ribbon so they are evenly spread. You're done!

You may want to put a dab of glue between the bottoms of each ribbon to hold it in place, which will also help add weight to keep small pumpkins balanced. You can also glue a small pebble on the bottom or inside the pumpkin to keep it from being top-heavy.

Safety tip: To avoid accidental pricks from the push-pin, you can us a hot-glue gun and put a dab of glue on the pin's tip to shield from the sharp edge.

Next time, try making a pumpkin decoration with more than three loops, or with larger and wider ribbon!

Halloween Decor Contest 2015

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Halloween Decor Contest 2015

Pumpkin Challenge

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