Fall Tablescape with Pompom Pumpkins

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Most of the time, my dining room table looks like this.

I know. Exciting, right? But my twins are in the grab and dump phase--with everything...food, knick knacks, and so forth. So I have to keep things small. And out of their reach.

But around our house, we do quite a bit during the fall season, and I wanted to go ahead and create some kind of fall tablescape. I have collected some fall type decor, and I also "shopped" around my house.

But I still needed something more. So since I found a large ball of orange yarn at a church yard sale (for a quarter!), so I went to work. Doing what?

Making pompoms.

I'm not going to go through a tutorial to make pompoms. There are several methods out there, using forks and other sorts of things. I was lucky enough to be given a pompom maker:

So I made a bunch of orange pompoms. And then I decided that they looked a lot like pumpkins, without stems.

So I decided to add some stems and call them pumpkins. First, I found the strand that ties the pompom together.

And then I took part of a brown pipe cleaner and threaded it under that central strand.

Once you twist the piece of pipe cleaner together, you have a pumpkin.

It does get a little addictive making these little guys, and all of the sudden you may find a whole army of pumpkins in your house.

So I took the other items that I already had in my house, added some pompom pumpkins into the mix, and for only $.25 I had a little tablescape:

...with little pompom pumpkins.

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  1. Cute little pumpkins and I like them stacked up in that tall vase. Blog hop social visiting. http://forwhatitsworth-jeannie.blogspot.com/

  2. Wonderful idea and easy to do with toddlers. I need to find orange yarn and make them.
    Greetings from UK

    1. Thanks for stopping by! It's so neat to get readers in other countries!

  3. Oh those are cute, We're just coming into Spring, so it's kind of cool getting ideas to work on for next year :)

  4. Very Cute! Thanks for liking up!

  5. visiting from lil luna, Um these might be the cutest pumpkins I've ever seen! I'm going to have to try these, and I'm pretty sure you're right, I will have hundreds of them all over my house :)

  6. Oh my gosh- those are so cute & CLEVER!!!! Love it!

  7. Neat idea. I can see a lot of possibilities for these and I like that they are easy enough do as a craft with kids. I am always looking for ideas of projects that I can do with children in my childrens ministry class. Tanks for this one!

  8. I adore these little pom pom pumpkins! We will be featuring them tomorrow! Have a great night!

    Take care,


  9. Very cute - I was thinking it would be fun to do that w my 22 mo old. Right now the 4 year old got put to bed due to being naughty & of course the 22 mo old isn't ready for nap.... Wonder if I have any orange yarn????