Everyday Elements

Pumpkins garland

August 30, 2023

I suspect you know by now I love slingshots. Nice to make, to hang and to give as a gift. And sometimes you suddenly have inspiration to make even those nice garlands even more fun, like this one.

This one has lights in it. I now have a lot of those light garlands that you buy at the garden center around Christmas and I thought, how nice is it to make a garland for Halloween with pumpkins and lights in it. But then I thought, that’s also nice for fall, so no Halloween additions to this one, there will probably be another one, and Christmas and who knows what else but for now, Clear and Simple, just pumpkins with lights! I used these beautiful pumpkins from Annette’s Everyday Elements collection. They are currently only available at your local craft store, but very soon on the Elizabeth Craft Designs website as well.

This is how it hangs on my door in the hobby room. And at night the lights are on.

First I punched 20 pumpkins, 10 of each.

They are all colored with distress ink. NB!! 5 in the front and 5 in the back.

So beautiful right? Also nice to put in a bowl.

I glued the light in between with 2 pieces of foam tape.

Then some glue around it and the other pumpkin in mirror image stuck on it.

The edges received an extra layer of tea dye distress ink for the finish. And then the garland is ready.

It seems like quite a job, but I came up with this in the morning at 7 o’clock and at 11 o’clock my

pendulum was ready. And I also had to shower, get dressed and have breakfast of course, so with about 4 hours you also have such a nice garland with lights and you can of course vary endlessly with it.

Hopefully I have inspired you to make something fun for fall or Halloween .

Thank you for visiting,

With love,


Elizabeth Craft Designs products used:

2080 – Festive Harvest (available soon at Elizabeth Craft Designs)

Festive harvest Die set from Annette (Ik weet het nummer nog niet)

Other products used:

Distress ink various colors – carved pumpkin, crackling campfire, fossilized amber, mowed lawn, tea dye

lights from the garden center

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  • Susan September 4, 2023 at 9:51 am

    I love projects where I can use my craft supplies and this is adorable and easy to do for any holiday. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Jane Kimball August 31, 2023 at 11:47 am

    What a great idea. Love it. Happy Pumpkin Days/

  • Marjorie E August 30, 2023 at 1:49 pm

    Love the garland. So festive.

  • Linda Stenzel August 30, 2023 at 11:57 am

    I love these so much!! Very creative with the lights!!

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