How to Make a Charming Pumpkin & It Doesn't Do Anything but Be Cute!

4 Materials
10 Minutes

Is that big guy in the red suit is stepping into your fall decorating plans? Finish this adorable pumpkin before he makes it across your lawn.

If you love farmhouse decor and texture this pumpkin is for you.

When your kids move away, fall and Halloween decor changes. At least it did for me. The colors are muted and pumpkins are not carved, they are made.

Supplies for white pumpkin

  • Craft Glue
  • 6 feet of twine
  • a white wool dryer ball
  • one really long needle, yikes! I used a 6 inch upholstery needle

Start with a knot on top

Thread the twine on the needle. Make a simple knot in one end of the twine. Push the needle through the middle of the dryer ball. Pull the twine down tight. This makes a dent in the top of the ball. Like a pumpkin.

Start forming the ribs of the pumpkin

Next, do the same. Start next to the knot on top and push the needle through.

Making a rib

Pull the twine down tight and make the indent of a rib on the pumpkin.

Continue making ribs

Continue poking in the top and pulling tight from the bottom of the pumpkin about 6 or 7 times.

The last poke of the needle

Each time you poke through the bottom of the pumpkin with the needle, the point comes out in different areas. When the last rib is made, poke back through the bottom to the top. This keeps the bottom of the pumpkin neat and without knots.

Then make a knot on top. Leave about 6 inches of twine coming from the top knot.

Making the twine stem cinnamon roll style

Start making a curl in the twine on top like a cinnamon roll. Add craft glue and keep curling and adding glue until it looks like a stem.

Decorate with your little white pumpkin

Let the glue dry and display until the tree appears.

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  • Sharron
    on Aug 19, 2020

    This the most adorable project and I will be doing it for sure. Thank you.

  • Susan Beery
    on Aug 27, 2020

    Have you thought of using a stick of cinnamon for the stem? Then twisting extra twine around the cinnamon stick? It would release a warm spicy scent. Just curious. I like the idea of converting my well-used wool dryer balls into pumpkins and purchasing new dryer balls for laundry. I love using them to reduce drying times & clothing or blankets from twisting. They are so versatile. Thanks again for sharing this idea.

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