String Pumpkins

String pumpkins are fun to make and different! You can go to anyone's home and find fabric pumpkins but who else has string pumpkins?
String pumpkins are easy to make too! All you really need are balloons, orange crochet thread, glue, water and a place to hang them where they can drip such as a covered patio.
For these pumpkins I also made a leaf using a piece of green wool and cut sticks down for the stems.
Make a glue and water mix and coat the balloons liberally in this mix. Start wrapping the string around the balloon and coat the string with the glue and water mix as you go.
Wrap the balloon until it is well covered in thread and then hang them someplace warm to dry.
When the string is dry, gently pop the balloon and pull it out of the pumpkin.
Now you just need to add a leaf and a stem and you're ready for fall!
Find more detailed instructions in the post linked below.

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Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


Have a question about this project?

3 questions
  • Sre7280853
    on Sep 25, 2018

    What is the mixture of glue and water

    • Darlene Turnquist
      on Sep 25, 2018

      Just water down your glue until it is thin. You'll want it thin enough to brush over sting and balloon so that string gets soaked thru and not so thick to be goopy. Use your best judgement on consistency. Once it dries out the glue stiffens to set it up.

  • Robin
    on Sep 26, 2018

    Most balloons are teardrop shape where did you find round balloons?

  • KareNW
    on Oct 13, 2018

    Did you add the orange string/yarn after it dried to give it the fuzzy appearance?

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