There are so many ways to decorate for the fall season, how do you decide? Well, for me personally I have to make sure my decorations are all cat safe (No small items to choke on) and I also have to make sure that they can’t ruin whatever I’m putting up. So naturally, I started hunting Pinterest for ideas and inspiration and I ran across this project: Sweater Pumpkins!
Not only is it the easiest decorating project ever, the whole family can get involved and to be honest we had a ton of fun making these! The original pin suggested only making one pumpkin out of a large sweater, but I couldn’t bear to waste all the left over arms, neck and sweater bits. So this project can technically make 5-6 pumpkins depending on your sweater size and how creative you want to get! Check out the DIY instructions below to make your own sweater pumpkins this fall season:
– A Large Men’s Sweater (If you can find a turtle neck, you’ll be able to make a extra mini pumpkin)
-Stuffing (We used plastic grocery bags)
Step one: Start by laying out your sweater in full length and cut from one armpit to the other. It doesn’t have to be a super straight cut, as you can see from ours below.
Step Two: Take the bottom half of the sweater and flip it inside out. Then gather the edges of the cut side and tie with an elastic band. Flip your material back over to the right side. You should have something that looks like our flip picture below (See how it’s starting to look like the bottom of a pumpkin!). Next get busy stuffing! We tried different levels of stuffing to make sure it took a pumpkin like shape, use your discretion on how much you want.
Step 3: Once you have reached your desired stuffing level, gather up the top edges to make the stem of the pumpkin. Tie with an elastic band to keep it closed.
Step 4: Finish off your sweater pumpkin with a fancy ribbon. I wanted them all to be different, so I tried a bunch of different colours and they turned out super cute! Get creative with this project, you could dye your sweater to be the colour of your liking or even add some glitter to make them more festive!
This is a perfect project for the whole family and is paired well with a steaming mug of apple cider and some homemade cookies!
Have you started any fall projects yet this season?