Friday, September 30, 2011

Guest Blogger - My Lil' Pumpkin Patch - Fall Pumpkin Door Hanger

Hey all you Someday Crafts readers! My name is Stephanie and I blog at My Li'l Pumpkin Patch. I am thrilled to be guest blogging for Michelle today. I have been following her blog for quite a while and LOVE it! It is one of those blogs that I check daily, (or most likely, several times a day). Doesn't she have and share the greatest ideas?

I am going to show you how to make this super easy and cute fall door decor today.

But, before I get ahead of myself, let me introduce myself. I am a wife and a mother (to a sweet two-year old, Isaac). I enjoy creating things for my home, family, and others. I am pretty frugal and get a high from finding very inexpensive ways to create. Here are a few of my favorite projects to far:

When I'm not crafting, I enjoy spending time with my family. Some of our favorite things to do are camping, four-wheeling, and watching Netflix (recent fav: American Pickers).

Come visit me at my blog, My Li'l Pumpkin Patch to see my crafts, DIY projects, sewing, scrapbooking, card making, and tutorials! If you have a big craft stash like me, you may also be interested in joining my new "Stache Party." It is a party dedicated to depleting your stash, (AKA making room for more).

The Fall Doorknob Decor I am sharing with you today, I actually made it from things I had in my stash. :)

These are the supplies you will need. I had everything I needed on hand, but if you need any of the supplies, they are very inexpensive.

You will also need some cardstock and letter stickers. As you can tell, these are scraps and leftovers. :) Thank goodness I could spell out the word "fall," since they are almost gone! If you don't have stickers, you could cut out letters or even draw them on.

The first thing you'll need to do is cut a piece out of the hanger that is approximately 12" long. You will be bending it into the shape of a pumpkin.

I started bending at the stem. I used pliers at first, but then discovered it was easier to do the bending with my hands.

Next, I took some floral wire and began wrapping it around one of the raw edges of the stem section.

I wrapped the wire around a whole bunch of times and connected the two raw edges to make one continuous line. It doesn't have to be pretty, because this will be covered up in the end anyway. Just make sure the two ends are held together well.

Put a dab of hot glue on the wire and start wrapping your jute twine. I found it easier to cut a big piece of twine, instead of trying to fit the whole spool through the opening.

Just keep wrapping, wrapping, wrapping (I may have seen Nemo too many times...Isaac loves it). I hot glued every 1/2" OR when the twine started to slide. I also wrapped the twine loosely but pushed it close together so it was fatter to add some volume.

Next I cut out some pennants (can be done with Cricut, Silhouette, or by hand) and stuck my "fall" letters to them. I decided to make the black a little bit bigger to create a nice border.

I tied a bow and then glued in on to the bottom right corner to balance things out and add some more color.

I decided to use a piece of twine to hang this on the door knob. Just take a long piece and loop it through the stem of the pumpkin. It is better to make it too long than too short - you can always trim!

Tie the twine in a bow around the top of the doorknob.

Isn't it pretty? I think it adds such a fun touch. It is so simple and so easy!

I hope you will come visit me sometime!

Thanks for having me, Michelle!

Blogs like My Lil' Pumpkin Patch are some of my favorites because she shows simple, easy and cute ideas all the time. This is one of those projects! Visit My Lil' Pumpkin Patch and say "HI!"


  1. I heart it. Fall is so fun to decorate for. I am hooked great job.

  2. This is adorable! I'll have to add this to my to-do list.

  3. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [01 Oct 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  4. Hi Nice posting, I agree This design is really good. You got good collection keep it up. I pass this blog to my friends


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