Dollar Tree Braided Pumpkin DIY (Using a Mop Head)

2 Materials
$4
20 Minutes
Easy

These precious little pumpkins are made with Dollar Tree Styrofoam pumpkins and a Dollar Tree braided mop head! See how it’s done…


Supplies needed for your own DIY braided pumpkins

  • Dollar Tree styrofoam pumkin (remove the stem)
  • Dollar Tree microfiber mop head
  • Glue gun
  • Stick from the yard
  • Spray Paint with a color to match your mop head (optional)
  • Greenery (optional)

Easy steps to make a pumpkin with a braided look

  1. Remove the stem from your pumpkin and create a small hole in it’s place.
  2. Spray paint your pumpkin to better blend with your mop head strands.

Tuck each mop strand into the top of the pumpkin wrapping around the circumference of the pumpkin and securing with your hot glue where needed.

Repeat this process until entire pumpkin is covered.

Insert your stick from the yard and use it to tuck any loose strands into the center.


Add greenery around stem as desired. I grabbed a spare piece of wired boxwood and twisted it around my stick.


The braided yarn is so pretty and the gray and white really gives it a similar neutral look!

It’s fun sitting here on display on top of a stamped book stack DIY that I made here —   DIY Decorative Books with Homemade Tassels. You may also want to check out this Splatter Screen Pumpkin.

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Melanie Ferguson
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  • Laine Laine on Sep 06, 2021

    Why didn’t you show finishing the pumpkin with the yarn? How easy is it ti push in after your last picture, the hole looks full and packed

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Sep 07, 2021

    The mophead refill that you used appears to be made out of a Phentex-like fibre, and the bulbs make it much less fraying when cut compared with the cotton-like strip mophead refills that come up when the materials link to Amazon is clicked.

    Did you purchase the one you actually used at Dollar Tree?

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  • Laine Laine on Sep 06, 2021

    It is very cute though

  • Lisa West Lisa West on Sep 07, 2021

    Liz Fenwick sis this on her YouTube channel. I follow her. She does a lot of days and shows what dollar tree has fi e below and the other store that has stuff that is cheap to super adorable. Idea tnatafhe store. I had a brain farm and couldn't remember the name. Any way I'm making the pumpkin to like this. I bought 2 pumpkins. My DT doesn't have all of the stuff she shows. I have to go about an hour away. Now those stores have closed. I cant believe dollar tree is closing a bunch of stores.

    CHECK YOUR AREAS TO FOR ANY CLOSINGS. THERE WAS A LIST FOR NEW JERSEY. I DONT KNOW ABOUT OTHWR STATES. THEY SHOULD , HOW EVER WE ALL KNOW INFO ISNT ALWAYS GIVEN OUT. LOVE THIS LITTLW CRAFT ITA GREAT AMD A LOT OF FUN TO DO WHEN YOU HAVE A KITTEN. LOL

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