DIY- Mini Pumpkin magnets

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These little pumpkin magnets are made using a basic rope basket weaving design.They make perfect little gifts to hand out to your family members during Thanksgiving celebrations. Add a hang tag to them with a funny or inspirational quote that they can pin to their fridge and read every morning.

 

Supplies needed:

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Orange yarn-assorted styles

Yarn needles

Green wool (optional)

Green felt

Grapevine twigs.

Tacky glue

Wiggle eyes and black felt pieces for eyes and mouths (optional)

 

Fist start weaving the first stages of a rope basket (www.youtube.com/watch?v=CX2PaVUgDRg)

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Rope basket weaving is pretty simple once you get the hang of things but it is always better to watch a video and unfortunately I am not set up at the moment to do videos. Just keep practicing these steps just like my cat basket post and you will get there. These baskets are really fun to make too

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When you get to the size circle you want stop and cut rope.

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Then wrap yarn around ends to finish off.

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Add twigs around the tops using tacky glue. I used twigs from my grapevines in the garden.

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While out clipping twigs I noticed this one that reminded me of a little sloth hanging in a tree. It was so cute. Maybe I will try sewing up a sloth as my next fuzzy felt creature I make.

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Add magnets to the backs and let dry.

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I needle felted tiny leaves to glue around twigs for added detail but you can use green felt in place of needle felting leaves. Even tiny bits of green scraps of fabric can be used as leaves.

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Okay, once everything is dried and decorated add them to anything medal.

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I used several styles of yarn to weave these tiny magnets.

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Make sure you weave the yarn completely around the rope. On some of my magnets I was in a bit of a hurry and didn’t notice that the white of the rope was showing through, so learn from my mistakes, take your time and just have fun.

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Post pretty quotes on your fridges with these little Fall magnets with everything that you are thankful for this November and everyday when you get up you will be greeted by just how great things are.

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For added fun and to include the kids add wiggle eyes and felt. Happy crafting everyone. Hope you all are having a great Fall season.

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. simplywendi says:

    these are absolutely adorable.

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  2. Dandelion B says:

    how cute! I cant grasp how it is still fall when our US neighbors celebrate Thanksgiving. Ours is so early in October we still have the AC on and many years are sporting shorts and tees. Its the worst when your sweating your tushies off at the FALL pumpkin patch lol.

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    1. I always forget that Canada has Thanksgiving too. It would be weird to me as well celebrating when it’s still hot out. Our temps are always kind of warm here anyway. Here in the city it is warm but up north they have had some snow already.

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      1. Dandelion B says:

        First big snow storm here today as we speak

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  3. Not only are they “cute as a button, but also soooo creative ! Love them !! Where do you always get all those wonderful ideas ?!
    Hope you’re still recovering well and I really have to catch up with all of the blogs you’ve done in the meantime !!
    Wish you a wonderful weekend and big hugs from Nova Scotia 🙂

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    1. Thank you, always so sweet. My voice is back, I am so happy. It took about a month, so along with my voice my breathing is also getting better, not sure what that was about. I feel well enough for a road trip and you know how much me and my family love that. Hope your Christmas market went well and you sold lots of things, which are really cool. I think you make some amazing things, even furniture. Stay safe, healthy and happy over there. Hugs back to you all and have a great weekend. Oh and the answer to your question on ideas, well mostly just being out in the world and experiencing life. The baskets came from a tutorial from YouTube and I just added my own personal touch by skipping some steps and turning them into magnets. YouTube is so addictive, right now I am watching shopping on it, so funny. People out in the world go shopping and record it and what they bought. I only have time to watch at night though, that’s my relax time when I am beat.

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