Fall Upcycle: Give Pumpkins a Cozy Makeover With Old Sweaters

Cozy up a plain pumpkin with an old or thrifted sweater that’ll bring amazing texture to any fall display.

Sweater Pumpkin

Sweater Pumpkin

Cozy up a plain pumpkin with an old or thrifted sweater! It’ll bring amazing texture to any fall arrangement.

Materials Needed

  • pumpkin (live or artificial)
  • sweater
  • sharp scissors
  • yarn or twine
  • marker

Cut Sweater to Size

Cut sweater along one side seam and lay open on a flat surface. Pull sweater fabric around pumpkin and mark with a marker or pencil where circular cut should be made. Cut fabric along marked line. It’s best to leave a little excess than to cut it too close. Tip: This project would also work with old flannel shirts.

Step 1:Cut Sweater to Size

Step 1:Cut Sweater to Size

Cut sweater along one side seam and lay open on a flat surface. Pull sweater fabric around pumpkin and mark with a marker or pencil where circular cut should be made. Cut fabric along marked line. It’s best to leave a little excess than to cut it too close! Tip: This project would also work with old flannel shirts!

Wrap Pumpkin

Cut a length of yarn long enough to wrap around pumpkin stem and tie. Cinch sweater fabric around pumpkin stem and secure tightly with a length of yarn. Trim yarn tails.Using a sharp pair of scissors, carefully trim off excess fabric around

Step 2: Wrap Pumpkin

Step 2: Wrap Pumpkin

Cut a length of yarn long enough to wrap around pumpkin stem and tie. Cinch sweater fabric around pumpkin stem and secure tightly with a length of yarn. Trim yarn tails.

Cut Excess Fabric

Using a sharp pair of scissors, carefully trim off excess fabric around stem to reduce bulk (Image 1). Leave enough to create a small rosette around the stem (Image 2). Fluff excess fabric to create rosette.

Tie a Yarn Bow

Cut another length of yarn long enough to wrap stem and tie a bow. Tie yarn around rosette and create a bow (Image 1). Tip: When putting away pumpkins for the season, untie yarn and save sweater remnant for wrapping pumpkins next year (Image 2).

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