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Deco Mesh Pumpkin Centerpiece

Crafting Time:
  • 1-2 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Beginner
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
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Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Roll large Deco Mesh orange glitter
  • 3yd spool seasonal ribbon
  • 5 Seasonal floral picks of choice
  • Pkg of 6mm orange chenille stems
  • Tape measure
  • Wire cutters
  • Scissors

DIRECTIONS:

1. Cut twenty four, 12" strips of Deco Mesh.
2. Roll one Deco Mesh strip the direction it was rolled in the package, while keeping the mesh even and tight.
3. Use one chenille stem to wrap tightly around the bottom 2” of the rolled Deco Mesh piece. Leave about 2" of the chenille stem on one side, the rest of the stem will be used to attach the next 3 rolls.
4. Repeat step 3 for the top of the Deco Mesh rolled piece.
5. Roll another Deco Mesh strip as in step 2, place it next to the already rolled piece and attach it using the long end of the chenille stem.
6. Attach the chenille stem by wrapping the long end of the stem around the second Deco Mesh piece and pull it under and between the two mesh pieces (make sure it’s tied tight).
7. Once the rolled Deco Mesh pieces are attached, extend the chenille stem by tying on another stem if needed.
8. Attach four more pre-cut and rolled Deco Mesh pieces to the already tied four piece section.
9. Repeat steps 2-8 two more times. There will be three groups of eight Deco Mesh strips rolled and tied together with the chenille stems.
10. Use the reserved 2” of the chenille stems to attach all three sections together on the top and the bottom.
11. Fold the 2” ends of the Deco Mesh into the top and bottom to create the pumpkin.
12. To make the bow, use 3 yds of ribbon and leave 20" at the end for the tail.
13. Make the first bow loop by holding the end of the ribbon and fold the ribbon up and out from the center. At the desired loop height, fold the ribbon back down. Pinch the end of the ribbon at the bottom of the first loop together.
14. Repeat step 13 and twist to make additional bow loops. Increase and decrease the loop length to add dimension to the bow.
15. When finished with the bow loops, use one chenille stem and wrap it around the pinched ends in the center of the bow.
16. Place the bow on top of the pumpkin and add 6-8 floral accent pieces in the bow as an accent.

Reviews
Deco Mesh Pumpkin Centerpiece is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Watch a video I am new to mesh crafting and found the printed instructions confusing. YouTube to the rescue! You can find an easy to follow video tutorial that shows exactly how to secure the rolls with the chenille stems. Just google deco mesh pumpkin.
Date published: 2014-10-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Mesh Pumpkin Photos of each step would this more user friendly. Especially for new comers.
Date published: 2014-10-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Step 4 So you have chenille stem at the top and the bottom of each group, correct? Then connect all the tops together and all the bottoms together, squish a bit to get pumpkin shape? Want understand before wasting $ :0)
Date published: 2014-10-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from instructions are confusing especially #4... I'm confused with the instructions where it talks about #4; is it the same piece or another piece? I'm very anxious to make this, bought all the supplies and now I'm stuck on a detail I don't understand??????
Date published: 2014-09-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Confused on instructions I agree with the previous person who finds #4 confusing. I even looked at the sample made in the store and can't figure it out. Can anyone help us??
Date published: 2014-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this Project I made this pumpkin and I'm very pleased with the results. The only thing is that the mesh when cut frays. Is there anything available to stop the fraying on mesh? I know there is for yarn and fabric. I also covered a 6 1/2" wooden circle with orange felt and hot glued it to the bottom to give it a more finished look. Also so it will slide easily on my dining room table.
Date published: 2015-09-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from On step #4 you are just doing the same thing to each end of the twisted mesh piece so that the bottom & top of it look identical to each other, so that you can later attach the 3 segment pieces all together to form the pumpkin
Date published: 2015-10-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good Pictures would be so helpful with the instructions provided.
Date published: 2016-03-19
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