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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Pier 1 Knock Off Pumpkin

I love shopping at Pier 1! I think they have the cutest things this season for Halloween.
I came across this pumpkin and thought it was so cute but at 49.95 I thought I could make it for a whole lot less. The description says potpourri but it is the caged pumpkin that caught my eye. Check it out!

Creamy Caramel Pumpkin Potpourri

The materials I used were:

Chicken Wire
pine cones
basket reeds or bendable branches
jute
silk fall leaf
pumpkin scented oil (optional)

I got the chicken wire and cut a square to my desired size. I used a bowl to get it started. It helped form the shape. I left the top open and filled it with pine cones from outside. This is when you can add the oil to the pine cones.


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Gather the wire and close it up at the top leaving a stem. Feed reed or branched through the wire to form pumpkin lines. Wrap stem with jute and glue leaf. I left some of the wire showing on top of stem because I liked the curly look.  Work with the chicken wire to keep the pumpkin form. Does not have to be perfect!!!!

I placed it next to my other Pier 1 item I bought a few years ago. A lighted twiggy pumpkin!

I made this bigger than the one I got the idea from. For a smaller one I think you could use a base of a pedestal like theirs. I am loving this in my living room!


Best of all I had everything lying around the house! So I saved the 49.95 cost! If you were to buy the supplies it still would be cheaper!

Why not give it a try?

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11 comments:

Priscila said...

This turned out great! I love it!

Rhissanna said...

This is really lovely and I think I prefer yours to Pier 1's. However, until I read this post, I didn't know Pier 1 was available on-line.

Oh dear, oh dear...they do have some lovely stuff. So, I'm going to make a nice pot of tea and sit here and look at their websit,e instead of doing all the housework I was going to. And it's all your fault!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Very cute Deneen....I like Pier 1 too - and have that same lighted pumpkin (actually 2!!) Happy Tuesday! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Deneen! I love this and definitely love your cost a lot more than I love Pier 1's price! So cute! Sharing this on my FB page

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Fantastic! Deneen, I think I will be knocking *you* off!! :)

Lesley said...

Adorable! Where did you get the basket reeds?

Craftberry Bush said...

I just made one of these without knowing that pier one had it...yours looks great with the pine cones in it...xo

Amy said...

Ooh, great work! And way to be thrifty! :) Thanks for linking up to the pumpkin challenge!!

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

SO cute! And I'm loving the chicken wire that's everywhere...I have to try something with it :)

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

So cute Deneen! Thanks for auditioning for OMTWI!!

Lesley said...

Highlighted this on my blog today!!! Wanted to give you a heads up!