Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Paper or Plastic?

Hi, its Sue Kithcart here helping you get ready for fall! I absolutely love pumpkins! So I suggest when they ask you in the grocery store if you want paper or plastic, I say choose Paper!

so here is my way of recycling that paper grocery bag!

so here is my way of recycling that paper grocery bag!

 so you are starting with a paper grocery bag, if you use a lunch bag it will be super small and much more fragile!

open the bottom of the bag to make it like a tube!
then twist your bag lenthwise to give it some texture. This will also make it easier for the next step.  I did not do that on mine because I simply missed doing this step. It still worked but it was difficult to do the next step.

twist the bottom of the bag and then put either a rubber band or even masking tape around it to hold it in place ( I did not have a rubber band).

Next you will turn the bag inside out so your  tape or banded bunch is on the inside.

next you will take some shredded paper or plastic grocery bags (more recycling) or pillow stuffing or even old rags and fill the bag.
I used some old curtains that were made from sheets that were hanging in our house when we bought it. Knew I saved them for some crazy reason!

Now it is time for a rubber band or wire! take the top of the bag and gather it and then use your wire or rubber band to wrap around your stem!

now get out your orange, brown and green paint!
I painted the base orange but threw in a bit of brown here and there. A sponge brush works best. Don't worry if you don't get every single spot as it just makes the pumpkin more primitive ! Then use the green to paint the stem.

Next I wrapped some wire around the base of the stem. Take a pencil and make the wire pieces coiled. I also made a leaf from the wire .  Next add some rafia or even some ribbon. The possibilities are endless!

I would love to see your pumpkins!!!!
Have a wonderful fall!


Denise Gay said...

How cute is that? TFS!

happy said...

Great idea Sue! Looks so nice!

Tricia said...

this is so stinkin cute!!!!

Michelle said...

That is very cute and so easy. Great project to do with the kids!

Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

Susie, this is so adorable. You are the ultimate reuser with this great project!! TFS! ~ Blessings


pinkalishious said...

that a really fun idea x x

AmyG said...

OMG! This is adorable! What a cute project, Susie!!!

Tiff said...

Hi! So great to meet you! thanks for your visit! I am so inspired by your paper bag project! You are so clever! I want to give it a try!
Happy week! X

Yatie Tajudin said...

This is so cute!! Thanks for sharing!!

antenucci said...

Okay, that is cute!

Dani Cristin said...

Adorei a idéia!!!

Sandra D said...

awesome!! love it :)