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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11 comments

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

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

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

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  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 :)

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  4. Very Cute! Thanks for liking up!
    Kim~madeinaday

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  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 :)

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

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  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!

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

    Take care,

    Trish

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  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????

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