$1 foam pumpkins ~Still looking for new upstyling ideas

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Still looking around for new ideas to enhance foam pumpkins.

A bloggers post recommended switching out the stems replacing with real ones-so I tried replacing with woody grapevine clipping and the vine curlycues. Removed original barbed stem and hot glued cut grapevine segments in. Lucky to source ( and save) the vine earlier this spring encroaching onto our evergreen trees extending over the property line.

It does successfully does add a natural element, dimension and lessen the uniformity of each pumpkin having the exact same stem. It was an easy way to take last years painted pumpkins to another level.