Sunday, September 28

Make A String Art Home State Pumpkin and Linky Party #195

Welcome to the 195th Masterpiece Monday!

Hello! I'm sharing this Fall pumpkin tutorial, which yields big results, but is really super easy to do.
I hand drew my pattern. If you want your state to be more precise, you can photo copy a map and enlarge it to the size you want. If you're from Kansas, you've got it pretty easy! I used clear tape so I could still see my pattern.
After removing the pattern and reinserting the nails, I used a bowl as a pattern to trace around my state shape with a pencil. I spaced the outer nails wider than the inner nails.
Now for the fun part! I used embroidery thread in several different colors. To start, I double knotted the thread and cut the dangling string as close as possible. Then, just do your own thing! It's really fun and I even found it a bit addictive.
Now obviously, this pumpkin isn't going to last long. I would suggest using a faux pumpkin so you can enjoy it all season long and for years to come. And it would make a cute gift for someone too.

This weeks Features! 
Empire7 by Martha Leone Design
Martha Leone Design
kitchen island7
Chicken and Sausage Gumbo by simply fresh dinners
Simply Fresh Dinners

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                       Time to get this week's party started!
Boogieboard Cottage

1. PLEASE. LINK. BACK. Please include a direct link back to my blog party.
2. Feel free to link up any of your masterpiece's whether they're crafts, recipes, decor, thrifty finds, etc. (Please no direct links to etsy or other sales sites.)
3. Please do not pin from the party, go to the original blog and pin from there

Have a blessed week,


  1. Cute pumpkin. Thank you for hosting.
    Have a lovely week ahead.

  2. Love your string art pumpkin Mary, how inventive and artistic! And Thanks for hosting as well...

  3. Thanks Mary, good idea to use a faux pumpkin so the string art can be seen another year. Thanks for hosting today, love joining in.

  4. Love your great idea to do string art on a faux pumpkin. Thank you for hosting - have a wonderful Sunday. Cathy

  5. Hello cute lady! I always love partying with you each week. I would love it if you would swing by our party that starts tomorrow at 7 pm. That would be fantastic!
    Happy Sunday! Lou Lou Girls

  6. Your string art pumpkin is fabulous! Wow! Thanks so much for the party,

  7. Thanks for your fun party and I love your pumpkin art you made. Enjoy your week!

  8. What a neat idea, so colorful and pretty!...Christine

  9. Thanks so much for the party. Have a great week.

  10. So happy to have found a "local" blogger! Looking forward to reading your blog for inspirational ideas!

  11. Thanks so much for featuring my gumbo, Mary! You've started my week out with a big smile :)
    I love your pumpkin art. You are always coming up with projects that are so unique. The colours are fabulous. Always look forward to visiting you on Monday mornings. Have a great day.

  12. I absolutely love this! Pinned. It is so fun to party with you. Thank you. I hope to see you at our party on Monday at 7 pm.
    Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

  13. What a fun idea for Halloween! Thank you for sharing your String Art Pumpkin with us at the Hearth and Soul hop. Pinned to my Halloween board on Pinterest :-)