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.
Bobbie Byrd - Clumsy Crafter
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  • Sre7280853 Sre7280853 on Sep 25, 2018

    What is the mixture of glue and water

  • Robin Robin on Sep 26, 2018

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

  • KareNW 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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  • Joyce A Todd Joyce A Todd on Oct 13, 2018

    Really cute and most any age could do it. Thanks for sharing!!

  • David Brockman David Brockman on Oct 30, 2018

    Help! We tried this three different times and this was the same result. The string stuck to the balloon and when we popped the ballon it shriveled up.

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    • Gidget Gidget on Aug 24, 2020

      You only have to put a bery light coat. Don't saturate it. A light coat of modpodge would probably work too.