Need some place cards on your Thanksgiving table?
These little pumpkins are made from a Dollar Store blanket!
They're a quick, no sew craft that you can whip up in no time.
I found this orange fleece blanket in the baby aisle of the Dollar Store.
The color was perfect for pumpkins!
(Any orange fabric you might already have will work too.)
Using a circle shape like a plate, container or (in my case) a ribbon spool,
trace the circle onto the fabric.
(My circle measured about 5 inches across, but you could do any size.)
Cut out the circle.
In the center of the circle, add about 1/4 cup of dried beans (also from the Dollar Store),
and a few of the leftover scraps from cutting the circle out.
Take a cinnamon stick
(couldn't find these at the Dollar Store, found them at JoAnns.)
Snap cinnamon stick to the desired length.
Place the stick straight up in the middle of the circle.
Gather the material around the stick and secure with a rubber band.
(See, I told you...no sewing!)
Find some wide, green ribbon. Mine was leftover from this past project.
Using a glue gun, hot glue the ribbon around the cinnamon stick.
Start in the back and work your way around to the front.
Glue the ribbon to cover the rubber band and the orange edges that are sticking out.
Press firmly and hold...be patient.
It will need to be scrunched up a bit to cover everything.
Tie ends in a knot.
Now, you could just set these cute little pumpkins around the table,
add a bit of wire to make a place card.
Use a green lightweight wire (found at any craft store),
and wrap the end a few times around a fat marker.
Trim wire to the desired height and stick into the cinnamon stick stem.
The wire just stays inside the cinnamon stick...no glue needed.
Add a name card...and you're finished.
Just the perfect touch for the Thanksgiving table!