Monday

A Recycled Pumpkin

decorate for fall with pumpkins - from recycled products


For many years I've been collecting this.
Yeah,  ribbon spools.

It was hard for me to just throw them away.
I kept on saving them not knowing how I could recycle them.
The only thing I could think of was for wheels for a toy car but that was about it.
Then last year I noticed those pumpkins made out of jar lids, like the one HERE that I really love, the only problem is I don't have that many jar lids :/
So, you got it!
My collection of empty ribbon spools came in handy to create that same look. This is how:

Detach the sides of the spools from the ring.

Spray paint the rings.  For obvious reasons I used orange ;)

Before the paint dries, give them a shower of glitter.

Once dry take a piece of string (I used a light wire), and lace it through all the rings.

For the stem, any piece of paper would do, roll it and cut it to size.


Use jute rope to go around the paper, holding it in place with a dot of hot glue.  Paint it and add glitter.

Place it in the center of the pumpkin and you're done.
how to decorate with pumpkins this fall

You'll get a very sparkly pumpkin, though the decorative possibilities are endless.

how to make a craft pumpkin with ribbon spools, paint, glitter and jute

Have you recycled these kind of spools? What have you created with them?


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53 comments :

  1. Your creativity never ceases to amaze me! I love this project idea. :)

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  2. Great and amazing!

    Congratulations!

    Marina

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  3. Brilliant Cristina!! It's so pretty and I'd never thought of it. I guessed toilet paper roll on fb. haha. Thanks for sharing it!

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  4. Wow, what an genius idea....I'd have never thought of that! Love it....you did a great job! I am soooo pinning this.

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  5. Oh my gosh!!! I keep these too...love this idea how clever you are!!! I saw these done with canning jar lids on Pinterest but love this way better! Thanks so much for sharing with us!!
    Lorena

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  6. Cristina, these is so cute and how creative of you. I love it. I have tons of ribbon spools myself but only one is empty. Aaaah, I'm gonna have to wait unti next year to make a couple of these. Oh and I'm pinning this right now! :)

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  7. Cristina, I never would've guessed?!!! These cutees are fabulous plus the fact that they're recycled makes them all the more so!!!! Love it girl!

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  8. L-O-V-E this one! my collection of those ribbon's ring is about uhm...4? maybe next year :)

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  9. I have some spools but not enough to make a pumpkin, thanks so much for sharing because I'll be saving them up for next year! I love yours!

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  10. so creative!! thanks for sharing. :)
    Molly

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  11. This is soooo cute! I never in a million years would have thought of something like this. Your creativity is just astounding! I really like the addition of glitter. So pretty and festive :)

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  12. Holy cow you are amazing!! I actually have lots of those spools, only with ribbon still attached, ha ha! I really really love it, you rock!

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  13. Wow! Im impressed! What a great idea and turned out so cute

    Laura
    House Envy

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  14. Amazing!! You are so darn clever girl!!

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  15. I love how you created this Cristina is very beautiful and so creative! :-)

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  16. I want to live in your head, just for one day:)

    This is adorable.

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  17. This is amazing! You are sooo good! :) Beautiful pumpkin!

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  18. Super cute idea Cristina!! Love it - pinning!!

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  19. What a fantastic idea!!! I have TONS of ribbon rolls-- now I know to save the cardboard piece when I'm done!!

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  20. who would have thought! Now i am keeping all my ribbon spools!
    -Mariel
    www.thetootsiewootsie.com

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  21. A great upcycle project. Now, where did I put those ribbon spools?

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  22. What a great idea! Such a cute little pumpkin! Pinning this! :)

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  23. I love the ingenuity of this Cristina!! Super cute with the glitter ;) - Cindy

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  24. Oh my goodness how cute! I don't have any ribbon spools or canning jar rings but my mind is spinning trying to come up with something else to use now!! Yours are very sweet and I love the glitter touch!

    Tania

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  25. such a good idea! I would have never thought that is what the pumpkin was made of! I love it! Would love for you to link up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings if you have time. - Kristen www.ladybug-blessings.com

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  26. What a cute idea! I never would have thought of this as a way to use those spools. Very imaginative!
    Love the stem too- very cute!

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  27. I love this idea. How fun and you are so crafty. I really need to save some of those spools. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me Hugs, Marty

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  28. This is really a pretty craft pumpkin! I love it...!!

    Ellya

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  29. This is an awesome idea! And it turned out great!

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  30. What a great idea....love how your pumpkin turned out! Would love it if you came by and shared at One More Time...http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2013/09/how-to-redecorate-your-living-room-and.html
    Tammy

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  31. Okay, I bow to your "creativity," Cristina! This is so adorable and cute!

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  32. Absolutely, positively BRILLIANT, Christina - well done, that looks amazing.

    And you saved "trash" for something else incredible gorgeous. Love this. Yay!

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  33. This is so unbelievably creative! Who would have thought to use the spools that we just toss when it is empty....I love it's shabby and glam look!
    JP

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  34. this is fantastic inspiration, love it!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Stopping by from Common Ground
    Michele

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  35. How clever!!!! I love everything about it!!!! Time to pin! And share on FB too ...

    You are so amazingly talented, my friend!

    :) Linda

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  36. Wow... this is probably the most creative thing I've seen yet!! Great post!!!

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  37. This is very creative and a great use of reusing what you have to create something beautiful. I am going to hang my head in shame, because I would have thrown those spools away. :( It is blogs like your that get those creative gears rolling. :D - Have a beautiful weekend.

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  38. Thanks for the shout out! This is so cute. I wish I had ribbon spools to make my own. I guess it's time to start incorporating ribbon into my projects.

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  39. Just wanted you to know that I featured your ribbon spool pumpkin at The Scoop this week! Thanks so much for sharing! ...Hugs...Debbie
    http://confessionsofaplateaddict.blogspot.com/2013/09/please-join-me-for-scoop-86.html

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  40. Well I can tell you Cristina - I would never in a million years thought of doing this - that's for sure- how brilliant ( and gorgeous too )
    XOXO

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  41. Well I can tell you Cristina - I would never in a million years thought of doing this - that's for sure- how brilliant ( and gorgeous too )
    XOXO

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  42. This really is such a beautiful project! Just shared it on I Love That Junk. :) Thanks for linking up!

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  43. Totally LOVE this! Just shared it on my FB page :) Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

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  44. Now that is just the cutest pumpkin ever...you are so clever!!! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  45. Hay amiga preciosa, dame haciendo una calabaza mejor...yo no soy de tus habilidades! Gorgeous, I love it, it's even so elegant! You did a perfect job 'upcycling' dear Chrsitina! Ojala puedas y vengas a ver mis dos posts de la Primera Comunión de mi nieta Victoria...asi como son en nuestros países.
    Have a great week.
    FABBY

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  46. What a lovely pumpkin! I like the color and effect the glitter made.

    Noreen
    Crafty Journal

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  47. Cristina, I'm so excited to be featuring this gorgeous pumpkin at our Get Your DIY on party tonight! I cannot believe it's made out of spools. I did try to make a drum ornament out of a couple of fat ribbon spools last year, but that project ended up in the trash ha ha! Hope to see you again tonight for Burlap project week! XO

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