Make a pumpkin topiary with matching embroidery hoop pumpkins for your fall decor! These are easy to make using an old sweater and some dollar store pumpkins.
Today, we’ve joined a group of bloggers for our monthly challenge. This month, it’s an upcycled project made from fabric. This is always a fun challenge to participate in and it’s wonderful to see the creativity of others.
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How to Make a Pumpkin Topiary and Matching Embroidery Hoop Pumpkins
- Old Sweater
- 3 Craft Pumpkins of different sizes
- Hot Glue
- Embroidery Hoops
- Leaf Stems
I used the sleeves for these pumpkins and saved most of the sweater for another project.
- Remove the stems from two of the three pumpkins
- Cut the sleeves into three sections
- Place one pumpkin into each of the sections
- Stretch the fabric so that it’s taut
- Glue the fabric in place with hot glue
Leave the stem of the top pumpkin in place and pull the fabric close around it and hot glue it in place.
Add twine between each pumpkin and tie it off into a simple bow.
I had a little trouble keeping the topiary from tilting. To solve the tilting problem, I searched through my craft stash and found a twine wrapped hoop that I purchased last year at the Dollar Tree. I used one of them on a Fall Floral Frame Wreath last year.
I removed the ribbon and bells and was left with the twine wrapped hoop. It was just the right size for the pumpkin topiary. It’s hot glued to the bottom pumpkin.
Making the matching embroidery hoop pumpkins was quick and easy.
- Use two 4″ embroidery hoops
- Cut two sections of the sweater sleeves large enough for the hoops to fit over
- Place fabric between the two pieces of the hoop and pull tautly
- Tighten the pin
- Trim the excess fabric close the the hoop
- Hot glue a pumpkin stem that was saved from the pumpkins
- Wrap twine around the stem to cover the hoop pin
Embellish the hoops to resemble pumpkins by adding leaves near the stem. To give it a more finished look, wrap two pieces of twine around the outside of the hoops. Hot glue it in place.
I’m happy with how these turned out! Using an old sweater, dollar store pumpkins that I already had and other items on hand kept the new cost at zero! That’s always great!
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Use an Old Sweater to Make a Pumpkin Topiary
and Matching Embroidery Hoop Pumpkins
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