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A quality flour sack towel with the words #Pumpkin Everything stenciled on it

DIY Stenciled Thanksgiving Kitchen Towels

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A quality flour sack towel with the words #Pumpkin Everything stenciled on it

Kitchen Towel stenciled with #Pumpkin Everything and Towel stenciled with GRATEFUL

Sometimes we forget to take a thank you or host/hostess gift when invited to Thanksgiving dinner or the events surrounding it.

But what to take?  It’s just good manners and polite.

I like to take something useful….and hopefully that they want is preferred.

These DIY Stenciled Thanksgiving Kitchen Towels are perfect for everyone!

They are very easy to make and gorgeous too.

We have joined up with our friends over at STENCIL REVOLUTION for another fabulous project and I LOVE how this came together!

The towels we used are nice quality flour sack towels (I’ll give you the links), the paint does not wash out or fade when washed (at least in our experience) and the  stencils from STENCIL REVOLUTION are the BEST!  They have different sizes you can choose from because they are awesome like that, and in these two patterns they  offer at least two smaller sizes than what we used.

So on the towel you could use the stencil in the corner, or one side, both sides, two corners, all corners, or like we did by taking up pretty much the entire towel.  

Let me show you how we made these and what more of what they look like.

When you see these, you are going to want to make them for everyone, not just the person making the turkey:)

 

Supplies:

GRATEFUL STENCIL HERE

PUMPKIN STENCIL HERE

 

High Quality Flour Sack Towels like these, preferably 28″x 28″ (these have a loop for hanging) meant for holding paint, embroidery, etc.

Plastic Paint Tray Palettes like THESE

Acrylic Paint like THIS

Round Sponge Brushes like THIS

Painters Tape – optional, like THIS

Non Stick Parchment Paper like THIS

Older Bath Towel to cover the area and give padding OR Disposable Table Covers, THIS is a pack of 4

Painters tape to hold down the stencil if desired

Instructions:

 

The GRATEFUL Towel

A quality flour sack towel with the words #Pumpkin Everything stenciled on it

Towel stenciled with GRATEFUL

Cover your table or work area with an old bath towel as we did, or disposable table covers

Cut a long length of parchment paper, plenty to go the length of the stencil and place on top of your towel or table cover where you are going to work. 

DIY Stenciled Thanksgiving Kitchen Towels

DIY Stenciled Thanksgiving Kitchen Towels

Place your towel on top of the parchment paper

DIY Stenciled Thanksgiving Kitchen Towels

DIY Stenciled Thanksgiving Kitchen Towels

My handsome Hubby Stan is the amazing creative painter – all around fabulous brain – and loves STENCIL REVOLUTION products!  He is showing us how how he creates the ombre effect on these towels.  I have a video with him demonstrating this technique at the end of this post HERE if you’d like more detailed information. 

 

Stan begins at the bottom of the stencil on this particular towel. 

DIY Stenciled Thanksgiving Kitchen Towels

DIY Stenciled Thanksgiving Kitchen Towels

Then layers colors, building upwards,

 

Towards the top, until all of the letters are covered. 

DIY Stenciled Thanksgiving Kitchen Towels

DIY Stenciled Thanksgiving Kitchen Towels

When finished, take off the stencil and there you have the fabulous GRATEFUL towel!

DIY Stenciled Thanksgiving Kitchen Towels

DIY Stenciled Thanksgiving Kitchen Towels

 

 

 

The #PUMPKIN EVERYTHING Towel

A quality flour sack towel with the words #Pumpkin Everything stenciled on it

Kitchen Towel stenciled with #Pumpkin Everything

Begin as with the other towel by placing down a towel or disposable table covers

Cut two long lengths of parchment paper, plenty to go the length of the stencil and place side by side on top of your towel or table cover where you are going to work. 

Place the kitchen towel on top and then the stencil you are going to use.

DIY Stenciled Thanksgiving Kitchen Towels

DIY Stenciled Thanksgiving Kitchen Towels

If you want to do it like Stan did, he filled in the letters and the outline of the pumpkin and leaves first. 

DIY Stenciled Thanksgiving Kitchen Towels

DIY Stenciled Thanksgiving Kitchen Towels

 

So it looked like this

DIY Stenciled Thanksgiving Kitchen Towels

DIY Stenciled Thanksgiving Kitchen Towels

 

He then filled in the leaves and stem.

DIY Stenciled Thanksgiving Kitchen Towels

DIY Stenciled Thanksgiving Kitchen Towels

Next he dobbed the pumpkin with the colors he wanted to work with and blended them.

DIY Stenciled Thanksgiving Kitchen Towels

DIY Stenciled Thanksgiving Kitchen Towels

Removed the stencil and there you have the AWESOME #PUMPKIN EVERYTHING TOWEL!

DIY Stenciled Thanksgiving Kitchen Towels

DIY Stenciled Thanksgiving Kitchen Towels

Cleaning the STENCIL REVOLUTION stencils is a breeze.  

Simply scrub lightly with a soft cloth under running water.

DIY Stenciled Thanksgiving Kitchen Towels

DIY Stenciled Thanksgiving Kitchen Towels

Rinse well and dry.

If all of the paint does not come off, or the stencil appears stained, it is OK.  Our have been used over and over and over again, and they work perfectly!

DIY Stenciled Thanksgiving Kitchen Towels

DIY Stenciled Thanksgiving Kitchen Towels

Please share what you did with the Thanksgiving themed stencils so we can enjoy and maybe do the same thing too:)

You can see my post on DIY Stenciled Pillowcases HERE

And my post on DIY Homemade Stenciled Windsocks, along with a YouTube Video on how to stencil HERE

Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2018
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The reasons why we don't write birthday cards, but I have a post that tells you why we should.

Why Should I Write A Happy Birthday Card?

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The reasons why we don't write birthday cards, but I have a post that tells you why we should.

Do I CARE Enough to write YOU a Birthday Card?

 

Why Should I Write A Happy Birthday Card?

Why Should we Write A Happy Birthday Card?  Really, does it matter anymore? 

Seriously, we can text it out, or wish it to them on social media, isn’t that the same?

And if we send a card, then do we have to send a gift card, cash or a gift?

Because that adds up and what if we don’t have the extra budget for that?

Besides that, cards are so expensive now-days in the specialty shops, how can we afford them?

No worries! 

I have answers for all of these issues and more, as I explain why we SHOULD write Happy Birthday Cards and send them out.

 

 

SOLUTIONS!

First Issue Solved – WHY WRITE A BIRTHDAY CARD?

If you read my post on writing a Thank You Card, you read about my sister-in-law Ruthann and what a rock star she is about those.  Well, this is another one of her many strong talents.

She sends a card to every sister, brother, in-law, niece, nephew…I don’t believe she misses a relative and as a family we have talked many times about how much that means to us.  My grand kids know that she and her husband Brad care about them.  They know that they can go to them and talk.  Now, as they get older, that means the world, because we may not be here, or possibly they will open up to one of them about a situation that might come up while they are talking together at a family event.  It’s so important to build family relationships and bonds in anyway possible.  And a simple card, like Ruthann does, truly builds bridges that spans generations, any age and is an honorable legacy to set.

There are other reasons to write a card, including:

  • Strengthening and maintaining friendships
  • Being able to put into words a sentiment such as a handshake, embrace or heartfelt smile as you wish them a wonderful year
  • It is a tangible reminder that you care, that you took the time to sit down and write to them!
  • It gives the opportunity to connect again as life gets busy and rushed, oftentimes we don’t talk to communicate with family or friends for long periods of time
  • It brings a closeness and appreciation for each other
  • There are so many reasons that the list could go on and on and on……

 

 

Second Issue Solved – HOW DO I KNOW WHEN BIRTHDAYS ARE AND HOW DO I KEEP TRACK OF THEM?

I have a free chart made specially for YOU that is editable/fill-in so you can write in the names and birthdays of your family and friends along with anniversaries if you’d like. Now you won’t have to miss one!

1- click HERE to download the free file that is EDITABLE /FILL-IN, there is also a version to download the file if you prefer to WRITE in it and not have it editable

*The link will take you to WooCommerce, which is a FREE option

After you fill it in, which will take maybe a minute or two to gather the information, you will have it for years to come.

 

 

Third Issue Solved – WHERE DO I GET A NICE CARD THAT’S AFFORDABLE

This is easy-peasy!

  • I have free downloadable cards for birthdays and anniversariesfor you and the kids to use.  See them below at the end of this post to print off.
  • My friend Natalie makes the most gorgeous homemade cards. You can find Natalie HERE 
  • If you prefer to order some on-line to have on hand, HERE are some birthday cards you might like, THESE would work well for the kids, and THIS will be great for anniversaries
  • Looking for fun colorful pens for you and the family to use, try THESE
  • And for pens that dry quickly and don’t smear, won’t skip and write smooth, this looks to be a great ONE

 

 

 

Fourth Issue Solved – ARE THERE OPTIONS FOR EXPENSIVE GIFT CARDS OR CASH IF I WANT TO SEND SOMETHING WITH THE CARD?

I’ve thought long and hard about this one for you because I wanted to make sure the ‘gift’ was:

1- very affordable

2- useful or would be wanted

3- would go through the mail

Here are some ideas I came up with for men, women, teens and children; just send what THEY would like and use your imagination:)

Ideas of items that could send in a birthday card through the mail

Ideas for Birthday gifts

  • GUM is a treat for most kids, so if you put 2-3 sticks in the card, wrap them in a plastic bag like THIS, same as if you use unwrapped candy as shown, it will withstand any humidity or heat. Just make sure it lies flat and you don’t over fill it! 

 

 

  • Nail decal link below

 

  • Soft, flat individually wrapped candy is another idea; one option is  Swedish Fish

 

 

 

Ideas of items that could send in a birthday card through the mail

deas for Birthday gifts to send in a card

  • These Punch Balloons will be fun to send to kids and teens!  You can find them HERE

 

 

Ideas of items that could send in a birthday card through the mail

Ideas for Birthday gifts to send in a card

  • Hair ties made from Elastic Ribbon are fabulous for all ages as they are twisted to accommodate pretty much any amount of hair.  You can make them yourself and send, or you can purchase them and send 2-3 in the card without any trouble.  If you need a small amount you might want to look at THESE  if you have a lot  you are gifting, you might want to look at THIS

 

 

Ideas of items that could send in a birthday card through the mail

Ideas for Birthday gifts to send in a card

  • Nail decals/stickers are always popular with all ages.  These designs are for young and old, are individually packaged and thin enough to put in with your card and mail regularly.  You will find them HERE

 

 

Ideas of items that could send in a birthday card through the mail

Ideas for Birthday gifts to send in a card

  • Here’s a link for JAR GRIPPER PADS  These are wonderful to help with getting a grip on those tight fitting lids and taking the lids off, but also for setting your cups, utensils – anything on so they don’t slid around or scratch the surface.

 

 

 

Ideas of items that could send in a birthday card through the mail

Ideas for Birthday gifts to send in a card

  • These are the coolest things!  They are seed paper.  Which means it’s handmade eco-friendly paper with flower seeds pressed into the shape so when it is planted flowers grow!  There are SO many shapes and types to choose from.  HERE is a SMILEY FACE to get you started

 

For older kids and TEEN BOYS especially, here are TWO great ideas: 

  • Flying Sticky Animal Frogs.  Each frog is individually sealed in a bag. They are made to stretch from the front legs as well as the back as they are pulled, then let go to fly—and stick 🙂  You’ll see them HERE

 

  • Vinyl Glitter Stretchy Sticky Hands and Feet Stretchy are individually wrapped.  What to do with these?  Besides ‘slapping’ them on windows, try to pick up small objects!  Find these are HERE

 

 

For older teens and adults

  • A Credit Card Pocket Magnifier Ruler Emergency Solar Fire Starter would be great for anyone.   I would like the handy magnifier when I forget my reading glasses, and the teen guy and man in your life would really enjoy all the features of this little tool.  Check it out HERE

 

  • Or this type of Plastic Reading 300% Magnifier Lens Credit Card Size Fire starter looks great too.  See that one HERE

 

  • Another very useful idea is to give in your birthday card  RFID Blocking Sleeves Credit Card Holders or Passport Protectors. These are lined with an electromagnetically opaque shield to block signals from high-tech pickpockets and  unauthorized electronic scanning devices; you could give one or two to your birthday recipient. Those are HERE

As you start brainstorming, you will come up with some great ideas yourself, and please share them with us!

 

 

 

Fifth Issue Solved – WHAT DO I WRITE IN A BIRTHDAY CARD

1- Make it personal, think of whom you are writing to.

2- Are you going to be cute, funny or sincere in your message?

3- End with a quote if you’d like such as these (from https://www.americangreetings.com)

  • Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. –Sir James Barrie
  • And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. –Abraham Lincoln
  • A friend is, as it were, a second self. –Cicero
  • You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. –C.S. Lewis
  • We turn not older with years, but newer every day. –Emily Dickinson
  • Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! –Henry David Thoreau
  • A true friend is someone who knows all about you and likes you just the same. –Elbert Hubbard
  • Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together. –Woodrow Wilson

 

4- End with your choice of closing, here are some ideas (from https://ideas.hallmark.com)

  • Warmly,
  • Love,
  • With love,
  • Lots of love,
  • Love always,
  • Much love to you,
  • All my love,
  • Best wishes!
  • Best wishes on your birthday and always,
  • All life’s best to you,
  • Happy Birthday!
  • Wishing you happiness,
  • Warmest wishes,
  • Gratefully,
  • Blessings,
  • God bless,
  • Hugs and kisses,

 

 

5- SEND THE CARD!!!

 

I hope you will start, or keep on sending those BIRTHDAY and ANNIVERSARY cards because it is one of the most simple, yet gracious and connecting acts we can do.

 

FREE DOWNLOAD CARDS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY – ENJOY!

Click HERE for all of these: Children’s Color-In Birthday Card, 2 Birthday Cards, 2 Anniversary Cards and a Birthday Card for a child

The reasons why we don't write birthday cards, but I have a post that tells you why we should.

Here are a few sites with more ideas of what to write in your card:

https://www.americangreetings.com/inspiration/what-to-write/birthday-messages

https://www.ftd.com/blog/celebrate/what-to-write-in-a-birthday-card

from https://ideas.hallmark.com

Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2018

Recognize a blessing and be a blessing today

Drinks and products to help relieve or avoid the cold and flu

Cold and Flu Season Tips to Keep Healthy

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Drinks and products to help relieve or avoid the cold and flu

Homemade and other remedies to help with seasonal illness

 

Cold and Flu Season Tips to Keep Healthy are here to help! Are you looking for natural remedies that are DIY, and actually work?

These DO make you feel better, help with a sore throat, body aches, helps you sleep and eases those symptoms.  

I have put together for you –

  • Tips 
  • Recipes
  • And ideas I came across
  • Along with other techniques we have used in our family, to combat the flu and cold and chase the aches and pains away.   

At the bottom are links to recipes that you see pictured here and MORE

Because  I WANT YOU to stay healthy and happy!

 

There are ways we can prevent the cold and flu from getting to us and our family, or at least lingering longer than it has to.

A few tips are:

  • Do your best to avoid people who are ill if at all possible.
  • Try to stay away from others when you are ill to prevent spreading it.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water often, particularly after touching your nose, mouth, etc.
  • Use hand sanitizer.
  • Get rest and lots of it. Your body needs a way to fight off those terrible germs and it has to have the energy to do it.
  • Drink lots, and lots of fluids.
  • See your doctor if your symptoms do not ease, or if you feel it going into your lungs, or you think you may be dehydrating.  Serious health issues can arise when a simple cold and flu is not taken care of.
  • Here’s a great article with more tips  10 Ways To Feel Better Now

I love herbal teas and particularly when I don’t feel well.  Here are a couple of my favorites that are easy to keep on hand and help ease those aches and pains

SLEEPYTIME BY CELESTIAL SEASONINGS is a good one when you feel like you are coming down with something, or already have the crud.Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Echinacea Complete Care Wellness Tea Herbal Supplement, 20 Count

This LEMON GINGER TEA BY BIGELOW has ginger and pro-bio-tics to help with digestion and stomach ailments.Bigelow Lemon Ginger Herb Plus Probiotics Tea - Caffeine Free - 18 Individually Wrapped Tea Bags

SOOTHING BATH SOAK

 Now, this is an oldie but a goodie I heard about.  In a nice warm bath, pour in:

1/4 – 1/2 tsp ground ginger and 1/4 – 1 /2 tsp cayenne pepper (the original instruction was to use up to 1 Tablespoon of each)

Cold and Flu Season Tips to Keep Healthy

Cold and Flu Season Tips to Keep Healthy

Soak for 10 minutes or so to release toxins and relieve sore muscles.

To help with congestion that often comes with colds and flu’s, keeping the air moist will help. This can be done by using a cool-mist humidifier or a vaporizer, which will make it easier to breathe. And using it at night will help you sleep better because you will be less congested and cough less.

VICKS WARM MIST HUMIDIFIER with Auto Shut Off


Homemade Cough Syrup, click HERE to go to post

Homemade Cough Syrup

Cold and Flu Season Tips to Keep Healthy

Flu- Buster Smoothie, click HERE

Flu Buster Smoothie

Cold and Flu Season Tips to Keep Healthy

 

Soothing Herbal Tea Remedy HERE

Soothing Herbal Tea Remedy

Cold and Flu Season Tips to Keep Healthy

 

Cure-All-Get-Well-Drink HERE

Cure-all Get Well Drink

Cold and Flu Season Tips to Keep Healthy

Cold & Flu Fighting Herbal Tea’s HERE

Cold and Flu Herbal Tea's

Cold and Flu Season Tips to Keep Healthy

I am not a doctor, nor trained in any way medically, nor claim to be. Please see your physician with any questions about these products, recipes or ingredients and use at your own discretion and responsibility. I waive all responsibility medically or any otherwise. 

Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2016, 2018

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Table Runner 2

EASY 20 Minute Table Runner

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Table Runner 2

20 Minute Table Runner

This EASY 20 Minute Table Runner is a great gift, way to decorate your home or to gift!

Sewing is an important life skill.

It’s so satisfying to make something useful and feel accomplished in learning something new.

After you make this EASY 20 Minute Table Runner, you will want to make them for wedding and shower gifts, Christmas gifts, birthdays and to decorate for holidays.

They are economical depending on the fabric you choose of course, and super fast with these simple step-by-step instructions.  

What if you haven’t sewn much, is this project for you?

YES!

This EASY 20 Minute Table Runner will take a newbie about an hour (a more experienced sewer about 20 minutes) to make by following my tutorial. 

 




Do not be intimidated by all the pictures and steps, I just wanted to make sure you could easily make this amazing table runner.

EASY 20 Minute Table Runner

Supplies:

10″-12″ width by 42″-45″ length of a theme print of fabric

18″ width by 42″-45″ length of a coordinating print of fabric

matching thread

2 coordinating buttons or any embellishment you choose

 

Instructions:

Step 1 – Cut your fabric to size indicated above20 minute table runnerStep 2- Place fabric together, right sides together20 minute table runner

Step 3 – Stitch the long edges together using 1/2″ seam20 minute table runnerStep 4 – Turn right side out so you have a long tube.

20 minute table runnerStep 5 – Lay flat on the ironing board and press so that the theme print is bordered evenly on both of the long sides with the coordinating print.20 minute table runner

Press well.  This is a secret to all professional and polished looking items.  The ironing – do not skip on this step.

20 minute table runnerStep 6 – Trim the short ends of thread, or uneven fabric.20 minute table runnerStep 7 – Fold fabric in half lengthwise with the theme print out. 

This is a picture of the two ends folded in half. 20 minute table runnerStep 8 – Take a 1/2″ seam on both of the short ends of the long tube.20 minute table runner

 




Make sure you are trimming threads as you go! 

VERY IMPORTANT or your work looks sloppy.20 minute table runnerStep 9 – Take a small snip off the corner.

Press the seam open.   Again, very important to iron!

20 minute table runner

Turn the seam inside to form a point.  I used the scissors only to hold it open for you to see what it looks like while turning it.

20 minute table runnerStep 10 – Here I did gently use the scissors to help me make the point. 

20 minute table runner

Then use the seam ripper to pull it out very carefully to make a nice point.

20 minute table runnerStep 11 – Press, yes very important!20 minute table runner Step 12 – Sew a button on either end with a few secure stitches.20 minute table runner

13- Press well the entire runner again and voila, you are done!

20 minute table runnerThey are so quick and easy, you can make them for any occasion to make your decor and for gifts.20 minute table runnerPermission given to use this pattern by Sew N Save, Inc., utahsewnsave@gmail.com.  I adapted the original instructions by LaRae Bunnell Clark, also by Sew N Save, Inc

Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2015, 2018

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3D Pumpkin

Unique 3-D Pumpkin Centerpiece

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3D Pumpkin

My friend Dorthy has the most incredible paper 3-D pumpkin I have ever seen.   

This CENTERPIECE will be a show-stopper and the possibilities are endless!  Dorthy has picture tutorials to help you every step of the way. 

Also, if you’re  looking for ideas for Thanksgiving  to make it more special click HERE

 

Unique 3D Pumpkin Centerpiece

Supplies:

10 – 12 X 12 orange cardstock (I used Kraftcore shattered by Core’dinatons)
1 – 12 X 12 dark green cardstock
Aleene’s tacky glue original or fast drying
Glue stick
1 wooden skewer
Small hole punch
Green wire (opt)
Scoring mat and scoring tool (opt)
2” Circle punch (opt)

Directions:

1 – Cut out all pieces:
From 2 pieces of orange cardstock cut: 2 – 4 ½ X 12 & 1 – 3 X 12
From 1 piece of orange cardstock cut: 4 – 3 X 12
From 4 pieces of orange cardstock cut: 2 – 3 ½ X 12 & 1 – 4 X 12
From 1 piece of orange cardstock cut: 3 – 4 X 12
From 1 piece of orange cardstock cut: 2 – 3 X 12 & 1 – 4 X 12
From 1 piece of orange cardstock cut: 9 – 2” circles
From I piece of green cardstock cut: 1 – 2 X 12 strip & 2 leaves (I googled pumpkin leaves)


2 –lightly mark each orange strip on the wrong side in 1 inch intervals or use scoring mat and tool so that there are 12 sections on each strip.

3D Pumpkin 1

3D Pumpkin 2

3 – Fan fold each strip being as exact as possible. (fold half of each width of strips by folding the first section toward the back and fold the other half of the strips by folding the first section to the front.)

3D Pumpkin 3


Punch a hole in the center of 7 of the 2” circles.(to find the center, fold one circle in half and then again in fourths.

Punch the hole where the folds meet and use this template to punch the other circles.)3D Pumpkin 44 – Bottom layer: glue 4 – 3 X 12 strips together to form a circle (I had to cut about 1/16”from each short end) making sure to use 2 strips folded to the front first and 2 strips folded to the back first.

Flatten into a circle and glue a 2” circle to the bottom keeping the center as tight as possible. (This is really easier to do with two people, so have a girl’s night to do this project.)

Insert the skewer in the center of the folds and glue.

Hold until the glue is set. Take a 2” circle and generously spread glue on one side.

Slide it down over the skewer and use to help hold the layer in place.

3D Pumpkin 5

3D Pumpkin 6

3D Pumpkin 7

3D Pumpkin 85 – Repeat the process with each layer.
2nd layer –4 – 3 ½ X 12 pieces
3rd layer – 4 – 4 X 12 pieces
4th layer – 4 – 4 ½ X 12 pieces
5th layer – 4 – 4 X 12 pieces
6th layer – 4 – 3 ½ X 12 pieces
7th layer – 4 – 3 X 12 pieces3D Pumpkin 9

3D Pumpkin 106 – Place one last 2” circle on the top.3D Pumpkin 11


7 – Cut the skewer to 1 ¾ “high reserving the cut part of the skewer. Roll the 2 X 9 piece of green cardstock around the cut part of the skewer to form a stem and glue to hold its shape. Remove from skewer.
8 – Cut 2 leaves from the green cardstock
9 – Wind 3 – 9” pieces of wire around the cut skewer and then remove to form curly vines.3D Pumpkin 1210 – Place the stem on the skewer end and glue. Arrange the leaves and curly vines on top.
TADA

This is not a hard project but it is a little time consuming. Be patient- it’s WAY worth it for this AMAZING centerpiece!3D Pumpkin 13

Centerpiece by Dorthy, Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2014

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