While everyone else is probably thinking about Christmas decorations, I’m still working on Fall. Partly because I procrastinate. And partly because ideas almost always come at the last minute. So here I am, walking through the Dollar Spot at Target, when I see these little Slinkys. And I think to myself, those would make some really cute pumpkins! Just like any normal person would. So I got about 7 for myself and one for my daughter. Totally fair.
But look! Aren’t they cute? I made two different versions. The first one is made with just pieces of clothespins for decoration. The second one is made with the full clothespin. And I’m thinking they would make really cute place card holders. But for now I’m using mine as a garland.You will need:
- Twine, sisal, etc.
- Glue gun
1. Put a big ol’ blob of hot glue on the little knob clip thingy on one end of the slinky, and glue it to the other little knob clip thingy on the other end of the slinky.
2. Roll the thingies to the inside of the slinky. 3. For the full clothespin version, put a blob of glue on the knob clip things, and put your clothespin upside down in the center of the slinky. Apply more glue around the sides and front of the opposite side of the clothespin. Hold the slinky tight around it to keep it in place until it holds. For the partial clothespin version, take your clothespin apart so you have half of it to work with. Apply glue to the knob clip things, and glue the clothespin piece to it. I rolled the knob clips back out so you could see where I glued it to the clothespin half. It fits right in the curve.4. Now you can add some twine or sisal to it by simply gluing it in place. It fits perfectly in the groove. Then you’ll want to add some glue below it, and hold the slinky firmly around it to keep it in place. Is anyone else seeing a super cute wreath possibility??And that’s it! I’ve got about five of these puppies on some sisal making a pretty and simple garland. They would be so cute on a Thanksgiving table holding place cards, too.Then I’ve got these two cuties just hanging out as decoration.This is probably one of the simplest projects ever, but it’s definitely one of my favorites. I LOVE my little pumpkins!
Go and get yourselves some Slinkys! You may be able to find both clothespins and tiny Slinkys at your local dollar store. And don’t forget to pick one up for the kiddo. ;)