Today’s pumpkin DIY is so simple, you can make it with just a couple of supplies! It only takes about 10 minutes, and you can add it to your mantel or table in any color to match your fall decor. Ready to get started on this easy pumpkin DIY?
Supplies needed to make your own no-sew bandana pumpkin DIY:
- A 22-inch Bandana
- Bean Bag Fill (1 lb for each pumpkin)
- Hemp Twine (I used 20 lb weight, but anything bigger would also work fine) – you will need about 6 feet, depending on how long you make your pumpkin stump. 6 feet should cover 2 inches.
- Craft Scissors
- Rubber Bands to stabilize it while you work (optional)
Find the center of your bandanna, and cinch it up by about a 1-inch radius. These extra pleats will help your pumpkin to hold a rounder shape. I used a rubber band for this, but you could easily tie a piece of twine on tightly instead.
Carefully add your bean bag fill, and bring the sides up, gathering them at the top. Wrapping a rubber band around the top to secure it will make your work easier. I added a pair of rubber bands to mark where I planned to cut my “stump.”
Separate out one of the long corners. Take a sharp pair of craft scissors and trim off all the excess fabric except this one corner. This will be your pumpkin “leaf.”
Tie one end of your hemp twine around the base of your pumpkin stump. Take the leaf/fabric corner, and cover over the raw edge of the stump. Now, wrap the stump (including the leaf fabric) tightly with your hemp twine. Wrap upward until you have covered the whole stump. Once you reach the top, wrap downward. When you reach the base of the stump, cut off your excess twine and tie the two ends together. Your leaf should cover this knot.
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Adrianne is a writer, artist, designer, wife, and mom of 2 kids. She blogs at happyhourprojects.com where the theme is tutorials and recipes that can be made in an hour or less. Her favorite projects are jewelry-making, paper crafts, and recycled crafts. She participates annually in ArtPrize, an international art competition, and she’s the author of the book DIY T-Shirt Crafts: 50 Ways to Recycle a T-Shirt (August 2015).