The 'Sweater-Look' Pumpkin
If you're like me, I'm sure you've seen the pumpkins created from old sweaters or braided yarn. They're beautiful and I really wanted to make one. The problem? I don't have an old sweater that I want to cut up and as much as I threaten to relearn to knit/crochet, I haven't done that yet. Therefore, I have no yarn. So, what's a gal to do? Head to the dollar store for a mop!
Yes, it's made from a dollar store mop. I'm sure you remember the other one I bought to make the Five Little Ghosties Garland.
Before starting this project, let me welcome you to the Creative Craft Hop hosted by Sara from Birdz of a Feather. If you're visiting from Terrie - Decorate & More With Tip, welcome to the Cottage. At the bottom of this post I'll direct you to the next stop on this hop, but be sure to visit all of the other stops too for some amazing inspiration. They will all be listed.
Now let's get started. After releasing all of the strands from the mophead, I used a binder clip to hold three of them in place...
...and proceeded to make a braid.
I made about a dozen braids.
Then I cut them all in half and glued the ends to keep them from unraveling.
They were ready to be attached to the dollar store styrofoam pumpkin.
Each braid was attached with a bead of hot glue.
Time to choose a stem!
Yes, I cut them from the pumpkins, let them air dry and save them. I've even been known to ask neighbors for their pumpkin stems. If they know you, they'll understand!
But, I digress...glue that stem to the top of your styrofoam pumpkin.
Add a few colorful leaves...
...and you have a new pumpkin to use in your decorating. The best part about this pumpkin is it will take you all the way to Thanksgiving!
Next on the hop is Donna - Modern on Monticello. Once you've stopped by to see her, be sure to visit all of the others for more inspiration! Here's the list:
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