Sunday, September 24, 2017

Sweater Pumpkins for Fall Decorating

Way back in 2011 when we first moved in, I was very excited about decorating our new house for each and every occasion! When Fall came, I wanted to make sweater pumpkins, so I did. I realized recently that I had never shared them here on the blog, so here goes!
I think these are so whimsical and fun.  I used my honey's old unwanted sweaters to create these, but you could certainly shop Goodwill or your local thrift store to find some sweaters too.
I also went into my stash of vintage doilies, lace and buttons and added those too for a bit of a vintage look, which I love!





To make these no sew sweater pumpkins:

Starting at the cuff of the sleeve, measure up to the length you want.  The length will vary depending on the size of pumpkin you're going for.

Turn the sleeve wrong side out.  Cut four pieces of jute to a length just about 6 inches longer than your sleeve.  Place all four pieces of jute inside the cut end of the sleeve with the excess length hanging out the cuff end.  At the cut edge of the sleeve with the jute even to the end, tie the end with a small piece of jute twine very tightly.

Turn the sleeve right side out again.  Your four pieces of jute should be hanging out of the bottom end of your pumpkin now.

Stuff your pumpkin with poly fill to the size you want.

Now to make the ridges of your pumpkin.  Pull each piece of twine up to the stem area.  Do the same with each of the four pieces.  Adjust to the look you want and tie it all together with another piece of twine.  You can wrap more twine around the top if you'd like or leave it a little more of the sweater flared out.  I did it both ways as you can see below.

Now add your doilies, lace and buttons with a bit of hot glue and you're done!
There is no exact way they should look when you're finished, just make sure you like how they look and you're good!

Have you made sweater pumpkins before? How'd you make yours?

Want to see more of my Fall Decorating? Look HERE.

It doesn't have to be done all at once.  It is a slow process in the works! C-ya next time!

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These lovely and FUN parties!
Between Naps on the Porch
The Dedicated House  - (I was featured)

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4 comments:

  1. Love the lace and button on these cute pumpkins! Thanks for sharing at Celebrate It!

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  2. So cute. Love the little jewels you added to each one. I'm bringing back my Monday link party @ DIY Home Sweet Home (first one will be Oct. 16th) and I would love for you to stop by and link up your pumpkins or any new projects your working on! http://diyhshp.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so very much, they are so fun to make! I'll be sure and check out the party for sure!:)

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