Friday, October 14, 2011

If at first you don't succeed....make something else!!!

Happy Friday friends!!

So a couple of days ago when I shared our front porch fall decor with you, I said I was going to make one of those fabulous toile pumpkins from CL magazine....Well, I tried, and tried and it wasn't working out so well....(very disappointed)...anyway, if at first you don't succeed, drink wine!!...only kidding...try something else....I ended up covering the fake pumpkin or (funkin) with twine....lots and lots of strands of twine....and this is how it turned out...not my beautiful toile pumpkin I was hoping for....maybe next year...

Little Miss beach to burbs helping out with what was supposed to be our gorgeous toile pumpkin!! 
so far so good....we thought....

Houston, we have a problem!!!....the toile paper was not blending with the funkin the way it did in CL...I got frustrated and started trying to rip it off to start over...and then decided to go with a completely different

twine and hot glue

Here she is in all her pumpkin twine glory....
a little drop cloth, a few baby pinecones & some bittersweet...

xo, Mariaelena

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  1. Mariaelena...Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving such kind comments. Love the twine pumpkin....I am for sure going to do this and add to my fall display. Thank you for the inspiration. Have a lovely weekend. Bobbie

  2. I'm sorry the toile pumpkin didn't turn out but this one is just as cute! And it looks like it was fun to make. Your little girl is a doll...what a great helper!

    Have a great weekend! :-)


  3. Very cute--I think I mentioned to you it isn't easy! :)

  4. I love the "twine-look!" I just can't believe all the wonderful things everyone has done with pumpkins.
    :) CAS

  5. it's lovely! come visit anytime.


  6. I love the twine pumpkin! Such a clever way to save the project and it looks great!

  7. Very cute!


  8. I tried doing the modge-podge pumpkins too and mine didn't turn out too well. So right now I just have a bunch of white craft pumpkins around. I like the way they look though! I love your twine pumpkin!

  9. That's great how you turned an almost craft fail into a craft triumph. Love the twine's texture on your pumpkin, pretty darn cool.