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
Scrapality
 
Chicken and Sausage Gumbo by simply fresh dinners
Simply Fresh Dinners



   Don't forget to grab a featured button
                       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,

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

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



   Don't forget to grab a featured button
                       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,

14 Comments:

At September 28, 2014 at 10:42 AM , Blogger FABBY'S LIVING said...

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

 
At September 28, 2014 at 11:04 AM , Blogger Brenda Young said...

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

 
At September 28, 2014 at 12:13 PM , Blogger Joy@aVintageGreen said...

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.
Joy

 
At September 28, 2014 at 12:38 PM , Blogger Cathy Carroll said...

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

 
At September 28, 2014 at 2:22 PM , Blogger Kimberly Lewis said...

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! http://loulougirls.blogspot.com
Happy Sunday! Lou Lou Girls

 
At September 28, 2014 at 4:37 PM , Blogger thepaintedapron.com said...

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

 
At September 28, 2014 at 4:50 PM , Blogger Julie Corbisiero said...

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

 
At September 28, 2014 at 7:43 PM , Blogger xinex said...

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

 
At September 29, 2014 at 1:26 AM , Blogger Trish Martin said...

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

 
At September 29, 2014 at 7:01 AM , Blogger Beth @ Mary Beth's Place said...

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

 
At September 29, 2014 at 9:13 AM , Blogger Robyn said...

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.

 
At October 4, 2014 at 5:12 PM , Blogger Kimberly Lewis said...

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. http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/
Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

 
At October 7, 2014 at 1:10 AM , Anonymous April J Harris said...

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 :-)

 
At November 12, 2014 at 11:50 AM , Blogger the cape on the corner said...

wow, what a unique idea! love it!
b

 

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