DIY Rope Ribbed Glass Pumpkin

3 Materials
15 Minutes

Do you love decorating with pumpkins for the Fall season? I know I do! There must be over one hundred and one ways to create all kinds of decorative pumpkins. From using the real thing - to styrofoam, wood, paper, velvet, ribbon, yarn, etc! So many possibilities! I could go on and on with how you can make a decorative pumpkin and the best part, most are so easy to create! Like this DIY rope ribbed glass pumpkin I'm about to show you -

I think the rope ribbed glass pumpkin looks so chic and classy and incredibly easy to make! It took about 10-15 minutes to create! 

Start with a clean, grime and oil-free fish bowl. Mine is about 9" across. Then turn the fish bowl upside down to make the bottom of the bowl the top of the pumpkin. 

Next, cut five -25" strips of 10mm jute rope. Glue one end of a rope strip on top of the glass at the 12 o'clock position and . . .

wrap it down and around and back up to the top at the 6 o'clock spot and glue down.

Then take another piece of rope and place that one between the first ends at the 3 o'clock spot, gluing the ends down, as before - ending that piece at the 9 spot.

Place the third rope end equally between the twelve and three spots - gluing it down and wrapping around the bowl, as before, and gluing down the end between the 6 and 9 spots.

And finally, take the fourth rope, gluing it down between the 3 and 6 spots and wrapping around the bowl and gluing the end down between the 9 and 12 spots - creating eight ribbed pumpkin sections! I hope that wasn't confusing for you. You'll notice that the ropes criss-cross at the bottom center. Add a few drops of hot glue on top of each one so they won't move and to keep them together.

To make the stem, add glue around the ends of the rope ribs and . . .

begin coiling the fifth rope strip on top and around into a stem shape, gluing in place.

How cool does this look!

Add leaves and berries to complete the look!

For an additional decorative look, place on a glass pedestal . . .

and add twinkle lights for a nice, warm effect at night.

Suggested materials:

  • Round Glass Fish Bowl
  • 10mm Rope
  • Embellishments

Gail@Purple Hues and Me
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  • Maria Maria on Sep 27, 2021

    Love this project, but where did you hid the electrical from the twinkle lights?

  • Auntie Amy Auntie Amy on Sep 27, 2021

    What brand of clear glue did you use? These are darling and you can get small fishbowls at Dollar Tree! Thanks for the great idea. Totally brill!


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