Tutorial: Ribbon pumpkin centerpieces (at dollarstorecrafts.com)
I was thrilled to find a huge assortment of ribbon on my last trip to the dollar store!  Grosgrain and satin ribbon in an assortment of fall colors.  I used them to make inexpensive ribbon pumpkins!  They look adorable as a decorative item, and could work as place card holders at Thanksgiving, too.
Project estimate:
  • Ribbon, on hand or $1 and up
  • Fabric stiffener or starch, on hand
  • Toilet paper tube, on hand
  • Orange paint, on hand
  • Hot glue gun, on hand
Total:  Free and up
Tutorial: Ribbon pumpkin centerpiece (at dollarstorecrafts.com)
  1. Cut your ribbon into 6 inch strips and cover with the fabric stiffener or starch.
  2. Cut the toilet paper tube to 3 inches tall (save the excess) and paint it orange.
  3. When the ribbon is dry, glue each strip to the inside of one end of the painted tube.
  4. Curve the ribbon over and glue it to the inside of the opposite end.
  5. For the stem:  Roll the excess part of the tube into a cone shape and cover it with ribbon.  Glue it onto your pumpkin.
Your ribbon pumpkin is done!  I used orange ribbon, but it would be fun to do a variety of colors and sizes to create a display.  Enjoy!
Tutorial: Ribbon pumpkin centerpiece (at dollarstorecrafts.com)

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