Monday, September 16, 2013

A Recycled Pumpkin



For many years I've been collecting this.

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, yeah, maybe for a toy car but that was about it. Then last year there were 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.

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

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




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53 comments:

Our Pinteresting Family said...

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

Marina Pérez said...

Great and amazing!

Congratulations!

Marina

Tracy Cotton Pickin Cute said...

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!

Christine Graves said...

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

ga447 said...

Glad you gave this tutorial.

Lorena Wheeler said...

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

Debbie Peña said...

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! :)

Vel Criste said...

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!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

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

Something Nice and Pretty said...

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!

Ronda Batchelor said...

That is just brilliant!

Molly said...

so creative!! thanks for sharing. :)
Molly

Our Neck of the Woods said...

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 :)

Mindi@MyLove2Create said...

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!

Erin and Laura House Envy said...

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

Laura
House Envy

Feral Turtle said...

Amazing!! You are so darn clever girl!!

ingrid@nowathomemom said...

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

Mel@JunkinJunky said...

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

This is adorable.

Maria Elena said...

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

Krista thehappyhousie said...

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

Melissa Llado said...

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

tootsie@ thetootsiewootsie said...

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

Donna Wilkes said...

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

Allison @ The Golden Sycamore said...

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

Diy beautify said...

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

Little Vintage Cottage said...

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

Kristen Nelson said...

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

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

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!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

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

Ellya Brill said...

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

Ellya

The Ruffled Stitch said...

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

Tammy Henderson said...

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

Carol said...

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

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

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

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

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Absolutely adorable!!

JP said...

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

Nook and Cranny said...

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

Kimberly Boymes said...

how cool that is thanks

Kimberly Boymes said...

how cool they are thanks

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

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

You are so amazingly talented, my friend!

:) Linda

Ann Vandergriff said...

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

Julie @ Being Home said...

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.

aweekfromthursday said...

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.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

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

Suzan Sweatman said...

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

Suzan Sweatman said...

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

Funky Junk Interiors said...

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

Melissa@daisymaebelle.com said...

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

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

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

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

this is so cute!! the perfect upcycle!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

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

Noreen said...

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

Noreen
Crafty Journal

Christy James said...

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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