HOW TO MAKE THESE ADORABLE EASY NO SEW SWEATER PUMPKINS FOR YOUR FALL DECOR USING WHAT YOU ALREADY HAVE IN YOUR HOME! | YOUTUBE VIDEO COMING THIS SATURDAY!
Hi creative friends and welcome back. If you’re new here, WELCOME! Today I’m sharing how to make these adorable NO SEW Sweater Pumpkins for your fall decor or furniture styling. No fancy supplies are needed because you can use what you already have in your home! All you need is an old sweater and any type of round vessel!
Here’s what I started with. Some sweaters and a few jars and round vases I had hanging around my home!
Before I get into the how-to details here’s a peek at the NEW sweater pumpkins! What do you think? Arent, these decor pumpkins super-sweet!?
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HOW TO MAKE SWEATER PUMPKINS
Here’s how it all came together…
CUT OFF SWEATER SLEEVE
I started by cutting off the sleeves of the sweaters. Rather than cut along the shoulder seam, I made a straight cut towards the underarm which works much better. I originally thought I was going to use a variety of sweater colors, but I ended up really liking the look of the white sweater the best. The chunky ribbed sweaters look amazing for this project!
SECURING THE SWEATER TO THE BOWL
Once I had my sweater sleeve cut, I fitted it over the glass bowl. The larger part of the sleeve (the shoulder area) went towards the bottom of the bowl and the smaller wrist part when on the top of the bowl.
Be sure to keep all the excess fabric up top!
Using a glue gun and working in sections, I glued the sweater to the bottom of the bowl and made sure it was all secure.
Once it was all dry and the sweater was securely stuck to the bottom, I cut off any excess fabric.
SECURING THE TOP OF THE PUMPKIN
Now that the bottom was all glued and secured, I went ahead and secured the top with an elastic hair band. I buy mine from the dollar store but any elastic band or piece of string will work just as well. I secured the elastic band as close to the glass bowl as possible leaving the excess sweater hanging as seen below.
CREATING A STEM
To create the pumpkin stem, I used this natural jute rope. If you don’t have any jute rope, you can use yarn or any type of fabric which would look super cute as well! I started the stem by tying it once at the base where I put the elastic hair band. Then I twirled and coiled the jute rope up the excess sweater fabric until I was happy with the look.
Once I had it to the height I liked, I tied it at the top and then cut off the excess sweater fabric with scissors.
Remember the natural jute twine string I tied around the sweater? Here’s where they come into play. If you don’t have any twine string, you could use yarn. If you don’t have any yarn, unravel a piece from the sweater you just cut to make these pumpkins! To make some curly cues for these pumpkins, I took some Mod Podge and rubbed some on the twine string with my fingers. I rubbed it on the full length being sure to get some on both sides.
Then using a pen (in Saturday’s video you’ll see how I switched over to a paper straw) I twirled the string around the pen. To speed up the dry time I used my heat gun. If you don’t have a heat gun, a hair dryer will work! When it was dry, I removed the pen and was left with these adorable curly cues!
Here’s the finished look!
My favorite is the large one with the bowl facing upright. In this Saturday’s video you’ll see two different ways I created these pumpkins and the EASIER way (which I shared in this post) is the one I like the best. You may prefer the other way so at least you’ll have the option. 🙂
The way the sweater and stem contour the glass bowl looks super cute!
They are so darn adorable!
Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on Youtube. If you have any problems viewing below, feel free to watch it on my Youtube Channel HERE. Our #siyoutubefamily hit the 15.3K mark (thank YOU!) so don’t forget to subscribe if you haven’t done so already! So exciting, thank YOU! 🙂
Here’s another look at these sweater pumpkins before and after. I hope it’s inspired you and given you some new ideas for your projects!
If you liked this pumpkin project, you may also like these Gold Leaf Cashmere Pumpkins here!
Also, for those of you who celebrated, I hope your long labor day weekend went well! Mine started out as an amazing weekend getaway until I broke my foot and spent nine hours in an emergency room. They put a temporary cast on and I’m hobbling around on crutches – which I’m HORRIBLE on…lol. I’m waiting to see a specialist so they can ‘boot’ me up and hopefully be more mobile.
LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS DIY NO SEW SWEATER PUMPKIN PROJECT! OR FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE… I ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM YOU. IT MAKES MY DAY! 🙂
Happy creating friends!
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