02 October 2014
French Western Pumpkins TutorialIn: chicken wire, Diy, French Western October 02, 2014 By: Jemma@athomewithjemma
I want to thank you, my dear readers for joining me in my blogging journey!
Last year I made these French Western Pumpkins and since that post,
there have been many of you who have emailed me requesting a tutorial on how to make these
charming, whimsical and unique French Western Pumpkins.
I have done my best to prepare this tutorial for you and I so hope it proves to be
helpful, please send me an email if you need any clarification.
A word of caution, you may get a few minor scratches when cutting and bending the chicken
I purchased my chicken wire from Home Depot, and this Styrofoam pumpkin works well for
me to use as a pattern.
The dimensions below will make one medium pumpkin, or two small.
Okay, now the fun begins, we get to shape our pumpkin and turn it from just a piece of wire
When I make these they always remind me of molding clay, and honestly it is so rewarding
to see how they turn out, because each one is unique.
Secure open sections of chicken wire with florist wire.
Mold and press the wire until you are satisfied with the shape, just play around with them until
you are satisfied with they way look and remember they are very durable so you can reshape them if
you get the notion!
Embellish your French Western Pumpkin how you would like, for this one I added a
orange bow and orange felt letter.
So, then I had fun just playing around with some Fall decorating!
Thinking how pretty a candle might be tucked inside one of these too...
One of the reasons I like these so much is because there is no wrong way to make them,
now you must admit that is a nifty benefit!
Enjoy your French Western Pumpkins and I would absolutely love for you to send
me a picture of your finished project!
Happy Friday, my friends!
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Jemma's home is a quiet spot nestled among the trees. You might find me writing, reading, or puttering in my Greenhouse, tweaking a recipe, crafting a wreath or loving on my grands. Always living with a grateful heart.
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