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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Yo-Yo Pumpkins


I made these by making yo yo's. I cut cardstock into 7 1/2", 7", 6", and 5" circles. You will need 1 of the 7 1/2", 2 of the 7", 2 of the 6", and 1 of the 5". I made the yo yo's and then stacked them in this order: 6". 7". 7 1/2", 7", 6", and 5" on top. My husband cut a piece of plywood into squares and countersunk a 3" screw into it. I then threaded the yo yo's onto the screw by pushing scissors into the center of the yo yo to make it go over the screw. He cut a twig into to make the stems and made a hole in it so that it would screw down onto the top of the pumpkin. I got the leaves from fall foliage I had.

I placed mine with some Fall leaves on the ledge of an antique bookcase.

23 comments:

  1. Hi Marie, your pumpkins are adorable! Thanks for visiting my blog and complimenting on my gingermen, I have posted the recipe for the dough on today's post, have fun with it and enjoy your day:)

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  2. I love these little pumpkins. A few years back I used yo-yo's to make little Christmas trees that I placed on small spools and hung as decorations.
    Thanks for stopping by. I love new visitors!
    Have a great day!

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  3. What a cute and simple fall craft that you can make with all kinds of cute fall fabrics! Thank you so very much for sharing this with all of us.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

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  4. Those are adorable! I love that idea.

    Recently on a sewing show, I saw the new plastic yo yo templets that looked fascinating. Supposedly they are much faster to work with than using cut out circles (which is what I've always used, too).

    I have some pretty Christmas fabric in my stash. I'm thinking of making a yo yo runner for the dining table, something I can work on when watching TV.

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  5. Hi Marie! This is my first time here, and I LOVE your Yo-Yo pumpkins!!.. AND that your husband helped you like he did to make them! That was really sweet of him! Thanks for sharing this idea! I would LOVE to try these sometime soon! ~tina

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  6. Those are so darn cute! I think that I need to try making a couple for our place. Thanks for the instructions.

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  7. They are just adorable! Thanks for posting such a cute idea! Have a lovely day, dear Marie!

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  8. These are as cute as a button Marie! How fun that your hubby did the woodwork and you added the fabric - a true collaboration! Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment!

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  9. They are so cute, and very creative!

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  10. I love those....I have never tried yo yos!
    Beth

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  11. These are so cute!! I have made other things with yoyos, but have never thought of making pumpkins. What a great idea!

    What a nice blog you have! This is my first time to visit, but it won't be the last. Thanks for stopping by my kitchen table and leaving such a nice comment. Stop in anytime!

    God bless,
    Mrs.T

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  12. These are So cute! Very clever of you! Twyla

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  13. Those are soooo cute! A job well done! You have a very pretty blog. Is that your home on your blog header? Thank you for stopping by Wildflower Cabin for a visit! Blessings....

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  14. Hi Marie, Thank you so much for stopping by my blog to say Hello! I LOVE your little yo-yo pumpkins, they are adorable! You have a lovely blog and I look forward to visiting it again. Have a great day!

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  15. Hi Marie:-) I just love your pumpkins, what a delightful idea to make them that way!! Sewing crafts has never been my strong point but I so admire anyone who can create such wonderful projects. xo

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  16. Too cute! Much love - Raquel XO

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  17. Those are just adorable pumpkins! I've never tried making yo-yo's. I'll have to add them to my ever increasing list of things to try!

    Manuela

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  18. Hi Marie! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love your yo-yo pumpkins...what a great idea! I scrilled down and looked at your grandmother's dough board decorated for Fall...simply gorgeous! I'm glad to see that you called it a dough board because that's what we always called them. Nowadays, I see them called dough bowls, so that's how I posted it. In any case, some really good biscuits came out of that bowl/board!!! lol Happy week!...Debbie

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  19. Awww...I love yo yos! What a great idea!!! super cute! :)

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  20. WOW!!! These pumpkins are beautiful!!!
    You are so creative and so very talented :)

    Raggedystitches,
    Louise in NC

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  21. I love making yoyo's I made a Christmas Tree yoyo a few years ago. It's still my favorite. I think I'm going to have to make one of these.. Would love if you linked this up to our PUMPKIN PARTY, because it's unique. Thanks, Linda

    http://twosucculentsisters.blogspot.com/2012/09/thirty-days-of-pumpkins.html

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  22. Thank you. Also, I live in Methuen
    Crystal

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