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?
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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