This month I’ve got some fun Cable Sweater Pumpkins to share with you! It’s thrift store makeover time again and I can’t wait to see what the rest of the team created! I’m trying to get into the fall mood The weather finally starts to cool from the 100-degree temps, so I’m gradually dragging out the fall decor. I”m loving how these adorable Cable Knit Sweater Pumpkins turned out!
Cable Knit Sweater Pumpkin Supplies
The items I used to make these sweater pumpkins are pretty cheap and easy to find.
- cable knit sweater (check your thrift store or maybe raid your closet for an old one)
- dollar store faux pumpkins
- spray paint (acrylic paint would work too)
- hot glue gun
- hot glue
- fabric scissors
My local dollar tree has lots of varieties of faux pumpkins. I picked two different sizes. They also carry twine and even hot glue sticks. I was able to find the cable knit sweater for only $1 at my local Goodwill thrift store.
How to Make a Sweater Pumpkin
I started by spray painting my faux pumpkins white. I didn’t want their orange and green to be glaring through the cable knit sweater.
Both Walmart and Lowes sell a generic spray paint that is super cheap and great for projects like this where you just need to change the color.
For my two smaller pumpkins I used the ends of the sleeves to cover them. I cut off at about 6 inches up from the bottom of the sleeve. Then you want to turn your cut sleeve inside out.
Using the twine, tie off one of the ends about 1 inch up. I wrapped the twine around a couple of times and tied it 2-3 times. Then you want to right side out the sleeve. (the twine you just tied will now be inside)
Now it’s time to put in your faux pumpkin. I placed the bottom of the pumpkin into the sleeve first, so it’s sitting on the twine knot you just tied.
Then pull the sweater fabric tight and tie the top off with twine.
Time to wrap that twine to create the pumpkin stem. I cut out about 1/2 of the sweater fabric that was sticking out because I felt it was too thick.
Wrap, wrap, wrap until you get to about 1 inch from the top. Then place a bunch of hot glue on the tip and finish wrapping.
Super cute right!!
Now heading on over to check out the rest of these amazing thrift store makeover!
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