October Craft Room De-stash: Sweater Pumpkins

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My craft stash just seems to keep growing so I joined this facebook group to inspire myself to de-stash.  For October I’m going to make some pumpkins from an old sweater and various items from my stash to create stems. Everything I need is in for my sweater pumpkins is in my stash.

List of supplies includes:

  • White sweater with sleeves and banding cut off
  • Dried Pumpkin Stem
  • Wood
  • Twine
  • Rubber Bands
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Craft Sweater Pumpkin No. One

Take one of the sleeves and roll it down from top of the sleeve until you have just enough sweater fabric to pull back over the roll leaving enough fabric to pull up into a neck.  After rolling a short piece of sweater banding into a stem, place it in the top of the pumpkin.

Then secure the stem and the excess fabric to form a neck with a rubber band.  Finish the pumpkin by tying a piece of twine around the neck covering the rubber ban.

Craft Sweater Pumpkin No. Two

Follow directions for Pumpkin No. One up to the point of adding a stem.  For this pumpkin use a real pumpkin stem dried from a previous season’s pumpkin (I dried several from last year’s crop).

Place the stem into the neck formed and secure it with a rubber band.  This pumpkin lacked shape so I placed a styrofoam ball inside.  Don’t forget to tie on some twine to hide the rubber band.

Craft Sweater Pumpkin No. Three

For this pumpkin cut a circle from the body of the sweater.  Then take the circle and place a spool of crochet thread in the center,  Tuck the sweater fabric into the hole at the top of the spool until achieving a pumpkin shape.

Place a craft wood log into the hole at the top to serve as a stem.


Note:  I ended up not using glue but I’m leaving it on the list because I may end up doing a bit of gluing to be sure these little guys stay stable.


Here are all three of my lovelies in the dough bowl I passed on then went back and bought.  Read about it here.

I’ll be making a few more of Pumpkin No. Three because I have a ton of crochet thread that I found and shared with you in Vintage Fascination No. 135.

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