DIY Wire Pumpkin

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$5
1 Hour
Medium

Do you ever find yourself with too many wire hangers? Check out this fun pumpkin tutorial that will help you upcycle some of those extra hangers and put them to a new use.

Foot stepping on hanger

1) Bend your hangers

Start out by grabbing 5 wire hangers.

Use your muscles (feet, hands, arms, whatever it takes) to bend those hangers into a relative pumpkin shape.

Remember that it doesn't have to be perfect. Pumpkins are rarely symmetrical, so why should your wire one be?

Hammer, hanger, and needle nose pliers

Bend the end of your hanger down with a hammer or pliers.

Wire pumpkin

2)Build your Pumpkin

Once your 5 hangers are bent, start adding hangers together and use wreath wire to tie them into place. Tie both at the bottom and the top so that each hanger is secure.

For more photos and detailed explanation check out my DIY Wire Pumpkin tutorial on my blog.

Remember the flattened hanger hook should meet in the middle of the wire pumpkin to create a stem.

Hands flattening wire pumpkin bottom

3) Flatten your Pumpkin Bottom

Use your hand to flatten the bottom of your pumpkin so that it rests squarely on the ground.

Pencil twisting craft wire for pumpkin

4)Create vines

Use more wreath wire to create vines by wrapping it around the pumpkin stem and then twisting the end around a pencil.

Wire pumpkins filled with leaves and gourds

5) Decorate the wire pumpkin

Stick fall leaves onto the wire vines you created. Use leaves and mini pumpkins and gourds to decorate inside your wire pumpkin.


Now you can decorate your home for fall with these upcycled wire hanger pumpkins. Check out my blog for more fun fall ideas.

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