How To Update Old Pumpkins
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Every year around this time we take out our fall decor and spruce our homes bringing in change. And all throughout stores there are so many beautiful things we can buy to add on to our current home decor. The thing is that it’s nice to follow new trends and change things up. But it’s also nice to save money. So how can we do both?
Revamp your outdated decor!
Yep! Mind-blowing, I know. ?
But it really is so easy and even fun, plus you save money so why not?!
Just look at the image below. These are some of the pumpkins I used to decorate this year. They are old and outdated pumpkins that I revamped to bring in a new look for fall this year. And it didn’t cost me more than $5 of supplies I already had in my stash.
So here is what I did… I took out some old pumpkins that I wasn’t using. This one is actually a Halloween one, but I don’t decorate the inside of the house for Halloween.
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I had some yarn from Dollar Tree. I found these a few weeks ago and I really liked their colors and their quality. The store has really stepped up.
So the first thing I did was remove the stem and make a hole on the top and bottom of the pumpkin.
Then, I began cutting small bunches of yarn and applying them with hot glue. I cut the ends and wrapped them over and into the inside of the pumpkin, tucking the ends away.
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Then I just repeated. I kept adding little bunches making sure to keep the yarn straight and covering the parts of the pumpkins that protrude outward.
Once most of the pumpkin was covered and all that was left to cover was the inside creases I began creating braids out of the bunches of yarn.
And then I added them to the areas where the creases were still exposed.
Finally, when the pumpkin was complete, I took the glue gun and inserted it at the top. Most of the yarn had covered the hole and the heat helped open it back up so that I could put the stem back in.
After I put the stem back, I was done!
Perfection! I love the added detail of the braids. And the green color is so pretty and fresh.
Plus the yarn and braids give it a cozy feel.
It goes perfectly with the rest of the pumpkins I updated also.
As well as the topiary I just created which I shared here.
I tried so many different techniques to update some more of my pumpkins.
Here I used sticky beading from Dollar Tree and raffia from a hula skirt.
I decided to stencil this one. The stencil bled a bit, but it kinda gave it a water color feel.
I used a two-tone yarn for this small pumpkin and a mini gourd for the stem.
And I used chenille yarn for this one and wrapped it horizontally to give it a different look.
I added some lace to another.
And for this one I used Dollar Tree, rub on transfers. There really are so many options!
Now I have a huge assortment of pumpkins and I didn’t have to buy anything new! Total win in my book!
You can check out how did each one of these other pumpkins in the video below:
How To Update Old Pumpkins
I hope you enjoyed this sweet little idea and hopefully you can give it a try! It was so much fun to do. Don’t forget to share with your crafty friends and I will see you back here soon.
Until then… adios!