Summer is slowly fading, even though it is still HOT, and Autumn is just around the corner. I’m thinking and feeling that the mornings are a bit cooler and the evening light is fading faster. I’m definitely getting that fall feeling…even with the decor.
I’ve been lighting a few candles in the evening and thinking a bit on the cozy side.
I even started adding touches of fall, but in the most subtle way possible.
So, I wanted to share a DIY. A pumpkin crafted from a sweater and twig stems.
Heirloom style pumpkins crafted from an old sweater.
You won’t need a sewing machine for this project. However you will need a needle, thread, or yarn.
These sweater pumpkins are filled with polyfill and the stems are made from twigs I gathered from around the yard. Other ideas for the stems, you could also use cinnamon sticks.
Yes, there was a sweater harmed in this project. I felt that it needed to be retired.
My sweater pumpkins are so easy to make and are a bit on the cute side. So they fit two requirements.
I was able to make two pumpkins from the one sweater.
How To Make A Sweater Pumpkin
What you will need:
1 clean sweater (color of your choosing)
Thread or yarn
Twig, or cinnamon stick for stem
Felt for leaf
Twine for accent
Hot glue gun
Place pattern on sweater.
Cut along the paper pattern.
With a needle and double thread or yarn, sew a running stitch along the outside perimeter so you can gather the knit fabric and fill it as you go.
Carefully tighten the thread and place your stem inside. At this point, secure the bottom of the stem in the fabric by placing a generous amount of hot glue at the bottom and along the outside of the stem. Pull the thread tight. Since the knit fabric is bulky you may have to stitch the top of the pumpkin closed around the stem.
Once the stem is glued in place, you’ve stitched around it – this is what it will look like.
I hot glued jute twine around the bottom of the stem to disguise the bunching of the fabric, and as additional dressing.
Using felt, I cut out a leaf and hot glued it at the base of the stem. (On one pumpkin leaf I added stitching for additional detail.)
How is that?
Start your fall off right with a new cozy knit pumpkin for early autumn decor.
And… I didn’t break the bank!
It’s pretty much white pumpkins and dried florals around here at the moment.
Kind of loving this neutral Autumn look at the moment.
I hope you like my DIY cozy knit pumpkins, and this inspires you in some way to get your Autumn decor on.
This is how I home – A little wild west stylin’ for my wild west livin.’