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Do it Yourself Holiday

Easy DIY Vintage Farmhouse Pumpkin

I must warn you before you read any further. I am hard core about some fall DIY over here at R+R lately. It truly is my favorite time of year, now through Christmas really. Something just clicks in my brain and I literally can’t turn it off. Every where I look I find inspiration.

In a recent trip to the Goodwill I came across a knitted scarf and BOOM it hit me. I decided right then and there I was gonna cover a pumpkin with this cute scarf. It had an old timey, vintage feel and it fit perfectly with my existing decor.

I snagged an infamous carvable pumpkin from Dollar Tree, spray paint and a small stick and I this idea was ready to come to life.

Start by removing the stem from the styrofoam and spray paint your foam white. This step can be skipped all together if you’re using a color other than white. I personally didn’t want the orange showing through. I somehow missed photographing this step.

After the paint is dry, simply cut out a square portion of your scarf or fabric, place the pumpkin in the center and gather tightly at the top.

Tie nice and snug with a piece of twine, ribbon or floral wire.

To add a little extra bit of detail, I hot glued a raffia bow on the front and put a stick in the center of the gathers at the top, also securing with hot glue.

I am tickled with the outcome of this adorable little thing. Style with my DIY Candle Ring, this white knit scarf pumpkin goes perfectly with my existing vintage farmhouse style.

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    Debbie wiseman
    at 5:09 PM

    I cut a hole out of the top of mine and stuffed the leftover material in the pumpkin and then stuffed a stick in it.

    • Reply
      roostandrestore
      at 6:14 PM

      That’s a great idea!

  • Reply
    Christine
    at 5:09 PM

    Great idea.
    We like to see a live on how you made the distressed pumpkins from Dollar Tree

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