Easy Twine Fall Pumpkins


I set out this week to find a way to create some Fall pumpkin decorations after seeing all of the great ideas on Hometalk and Pinterest. I especially liked the look of the canning lid pumpkin but the price for them is a little steep-I like FREE. So I looked around the house and found a couple of things that I could use but I especially liked the thought of using my roll of garden twine I have had forever (literally). So I experimented with a couple of ways and finally got the look I wanted and it was so easy you won't believe it! I didn't have to use glue or wire-it is all twine except for the stem. Here is one of the final pumpkins:
For this super easy project you will need:
1. Some stiff twine
2. A pair of scissors
3. A cinnamon stick
4. A piece of tape
5. A cylinder or tube of some sort (at least 12-15 inches long) to wrap the twine around (I used an old piece of PVC I had for another project but you can use whatever you have)
1. After you have collected your supplies start by taping the end of the twine to the cylinder-if it is short just tape it at the end if it is long tape it 12-15 inches from the end you will be slipping it off.
2. Now start winding the twine around the cylinder:
3. Wind it around until you get almost to the end:
4. Cut the twine.
5. Take the tape off of the cylinder at the other end and place it on the twine you wrapped:
6. Now hold the end and slip the wrapped twine off of the cylinder-make sure to hold it like this:
7. When you have the ring of twine off of the cylinder hold it firmly and take one end of the twine and run it through the middle:
8. Run it through twice, hold it and then run the other loose end through on the opposite side twice
9. Now you should be able to tie it up. I knotted mine-do not do it too tightly otherwise it will make it difficult to fan out and also put the cinnamon stick in.
10. Fan out the pumpkin.
11. Add the cinnamon stick in the middle:
12. My twine was a bit "hairy" so I gave it a haircut:-))
13. Here is a finished pumpkin:
I made three of these pumpkins-the larger one was a larger cylinder I had (it was one of those tupperware containers you store pasta in). I hope you enjoy this project if you need more information stop by my blog.

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3 questions
  • Kandie
    Kandie
    on Sep 16, 2018

    Hi, did you use all of the twine from the cylinder as seen in the picture. Or did you pull just enough offand cut it?

    This is really cute, thanks for sharing.

  • Robin
    Robin
    on Mar 10, 2019

    Can the twine be dyed orange?

    • Heidi Burton
      Heidi Burton
      on Oct 24, 2019

      Well it depends on what dye you use. If you do not use a high quality dye the macular structure of the twine will break down over time. Now if you choose a primary color you should be fine, it is when you mix different dye compounds that you will find a break down of.....na I am just kidding yes you can =)

  • Sharrik1963
    Sharrik1963
    on Sep 22, 2020

    Materials say “Stiff” twine/jute; I have different twine but not stiff. Is there a way to stiffen it? Thanks for the awesome share!

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  • RJ
    RJ
    on Oct 17, 2016

    How much twine would you say you used? I have a ton of it in the barn (I have horses) and would only need to tie the pieces together but am wondering what total length I would need. Love it!

    • Rhonda B
      Rhonda B
      on Oct 18, 2016

      Approximately 60 to 70 feet of twine for 1 pumpkin. Thanks:-))

  • Lynn
    Lynn
    on Nov 14, 2018

    Very cute idea! I will be trying this next fall. Thank you for sharing.

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