How to Make a Boho-Chic Macramé Pumpkin

Turn Halloween into a trendy affair with stylishly-dressed gourds you can leave out all season long.

Photo By: Jalynn Baker

Photo By: Kristin Guy, DineXDesign.com

Photo By: Kristin Guy, DineXDesign.com

Photo By: Kristin Guy, DineXDesign.com

Photo By: Kristin Guy, DineXDesign.com

Photo By: Kristin Guy, DineXDesign.com

Photo By: Kristin Guy, DineXDesign.com

Photo By: Kristin Guy, DineXDesign.com

Photo By: Kristin Guy, DineXDesign.com

Photo By: Kristin Guy, DineXDesign.com

Photo By: Kristin Guy, DineXDesign.com

Photo By: Kristin Guy, DineXDesign.com

Photo By: Kristin Guy, DineXDesign.com

Photo By: Kristin Guy, DineXDesign.com

Photo By: Kristin Guy, DineXDesign.com

Photo By: Kristin Guy, DineXDesign.com

Photo By: Kristin Guy, DineXDesign.com

Photo By: Jalynn Baker

Marvelous Macramé

This macramé-inspired look is more glamourous than ghoul and would look lovely as a centerpiece or decor accent for not only Halloween, but the upcoming fall holidays as well!

What You'll Need

For this project you'll need: a white pumpkin, craft rope, leather cord, scissors, marker, wooden beads, serrated carving tool or knife, battery-powered candle (optional).

Step 1: Hollow Out Pumpkin

Carefully cut a hole around the base of your pumpkin, removing and discarding the bottom as well as all internal fibers and seeds. Optional: Skip the carving and opt for a long-lasting faux pumpkin instead.

Step 2: Make Holes for Weaving

Using a serrated tool, cut small holes around the upper half your pumpkin, large enough to lace your leather cord through. Tip: map out holes with a marker before cutting.

Step 3: Add Leather Detail

Weave leather cord in and out of holes, until a single line of cord encircles the pumpkin.

Step 4: Make First Knot

Cut a piece of rope approximately two to three inches longer than twice the height of your pumpkin. Fold in half, then slip the folded end beneath the leather cord.

Make First Knot (cont.)

Loop the cut ends of the rope over the leather cord, then under the folded end.

Make First Knot (cont.)

Pull taught. This is called a lark's head knot or cow hitch knot.

Step 5: Repeat

Create three knots per section and secure tightly.

Step 6: Begin Knot Pattern

Take the first four pieces of rope on your left. Wrap the furthest left piece of rope over the two middle ropes and tuck under the fourth.

Begin Knot Pattern (cont.)

Take the fourth rope on the right, tuck behind the two middle ropes and bring through the loop on the left.

Begin Knot Pattern (cont.)

Pull tight to create knot.

Step 7: Repeat On Other Side

Repeat these steps with the four pieces of rope on the right.

Repeat (cont.)

Wrap the furthest left piece of rope over the two middle ropes and tuck under the fourth.

Repeat (cont.)

Take the fourth rope on the right, tuck behind the two middle ropes and bring through the loop on the left.

Repeat (cont.)

Continue to repeat in groups of four alternating from left to right until you reach desired amount of knotting.

Step 8: Finishing Touches

Secure loose ends with a knot and wooden bead.

Boho-Chic Display

Insert a battery-operated light for an evening glow that won’t burn the ropes from within or add white flowers for a little extra charm.

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