"Jack 'em Up"

Monday, September 26, 2011

If you've watched
"Say Yes to the Dress - Atlanta,"
you've heard the familiar phrase by consultant Monte,
"time to jack 'em up."
That comes at the moment when the bride has found THE dress,
and Monte is called in to style and complete the bridal ensemble with the perfect accessories.

I felt like Monte this weekend,
as I embellished a few pumpkins,
"jacking 'em up to be, ol' so cute!"

Started with small pie pumpkins, and stickers...

Pumpkins were "styled" to be given to co-workers and friends.
An initial for their last names was used for each.
Used two styles...polka dots & zebra.

Cut strips to make a simple bow....

Bow constructed using wire --- cut long enough to go around the stem of the pumpkins...

Easy bow with just strips, no loops...

Bow attached to the top of the pumpkin.
If it slides on the stem, dot it from behind with hot glue, where the stem and wire meet.

And below, we have the "jacked up jack-a-lanterns."
That's somewhat of a pun, huh? :)

Made two of the larger version, for myself and a close friend.

Linking Post up to:

Metamorphosis Monday @ Susan's, Between Naps on the Porch Blog

Amaze Me Monday @ Carrie's, Dittle Dattle Blog

Masterpiece Mondays @ Mary's, Boogie Board Cottage Blog

Wickedly Creative Fall Ideas @ Lindy's, itsy bitsy paper Blog

Wow Us Wednesdays #33 @ Kim's, Savvy Southern Style Blog

Fall Festival Week 4 @ Nest of Posies Blog

Primp Your Pumpkin @ Debbiedoos Blog



For an update on the Materials Used,
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  1. So cute, love your pumpkins and blog. Feel free to visit my blog when you get a chance.

  2. Love! I would be thrilled if you linked up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party.


  3. They're so cute! You always have the most fun things going on around there.

  4. Now those pumpkins are absolutely adorable! So creative!!!

  5. This is just adorable--I love the table full of the pumpkins dressed to the nines with the ribbons on the stems. Too cute girl!

  6. Rhonda, These are so cute. You did a great job. Thank you for the tutorial. I love the way you've displayed them. Kathi

  7. Oh my goodness, these are just tooooo cute for words, how sweet of you to do these..I know everyone is going to love them. Thanks for sharing a great tutorial.. hugs ~lynne~

  8. I just love these adorable pumpkins. What a great idea...everyone is going to love them.
    Marianne :)

  9. This is the cutest thing. I love that show...and you sure know how to jack up a pumpkin good!!

  10. Super cute! Where did you get those cute stickers??

  11. I wanna know....do you buy those stickers or make them yourself??

  12. Those are ADORABLE!!! Love them. :)

  13. What an adorable (and seemingly easy?!) idea! Love the monograms :)

  14. Where did you get the stickers from?? - Can you please email me!

  15. Where did you get the stickers from? LOVE these!

  16. I would love to find out where you found those cute initial stickers???

  17. Those are adorable!! And I too would love to know where you found the stickers!

  18. Please let me know where you got the stickers?

  19. Like everyone else - these are awesome!!! Will you please let me know where you got the round stickers and the monograms??

  20. Thank you Rhonda!! I made these for my daughters 2nd bithday party... here they are http://fey-next2heaven.blogspot.com/2011/10/overly-inspired.html#comments

  21. Thank you Rhonda! I made some for my daughters 2nd birthday- everyone loved them.


  22. These are so adorable! You are awesomely creative!! Did you cut the stickers with your cricut or did u buy & where could I find them. Thanks so much for sharing!

  23. Adorable and colorful! These add so much whimsy! Thanks for linking up to The "Autumn Décor" Talent Scouting Party at WhisperWood Cottage!

  24. I just saw this via pinterest and absolutely love it. Can you please let me know where or how you did those stickers? I would love to do some of these. Thanks so much.


  25. Where did you get the stickers. They are adorable and I plan on making these for my Grand Kids and Niece and Nephews this year. Also making them for coworkers. I thought they were painted on but now I see that they are stickers and I was just wanting to know where you purchased them.


  26. Love it! Would you share your sticker source?

    1. Thanks for the inquiry! Please follow the linked post at the bottom of this post for materials/stickers sources. ~Happy Crafting!

  27. I absolutely love these pumpkins, I'm in the process of making one for my sons teacher....I'm struggling with my bow, it is not at all looking as cute as yours, any suggestions??? Thanks a bunch Sam B.

    1. Samantha, I've found making sure some of your ribbon has the wire edging, helps to shape the bow however you wish it to go or "stand." I purchased all the ribbon for my pumpkins from Walmart in the Craft Dept. Some of the ribbon had wire edging, and some didn't. But combined, they worked well for the bow! Also, use floral wire to bind the strips all together, and get the wire really tight, even if you have to use pliers to twist the closure! Hope this helps!!! :) Good luck!

  28. These are simply adorable! So cute, whimsical, colorful and just a pure delight! Thanks for sharing at our party.

  29. I love how you jacked 'em up! SO cute!!! Love the green monograms.

    Linking from Debbidoos,
    Ricki Jill

  30. I love these pumpkins! I am in the process of making one now ( free handed the letter, I wish I had read all the post to find the sticker, next time that is what I'll do b/c the letter isn't perfect which is driving me crazy ) I am having trouble with the bow. How do you attach the wire? Do you just lay out the ribbon and bunch them together? I can't get mine to look boofy, they are droopy. Will you give me a step by step on the bow?

  31. Where did you get that Chicken lamp!?!?!?! I am in LOVE!

  32. I love these! All that ribbon just makes them so different & glam from other decorated pumpkins!

    Just wanted you to know that I've featured your "Jack" 'em Up Pumpkins in my 36 Halloween Party Decorating Ideas. You can find the post here: http://beanbugcrafts.blogspot.com/2012/10/36-halloween-party-decoration.html

    Thanks for Sharing!
    Anna @ Bean Bug Crafts


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