It’s officially pumpkin season, which means it’s the perfect time to craft these adorable (and inexpensive) DIY Jute Pumpkins! These little farmhouse style accents are not only easy to make, they also fit with two of the Top 5 Fall Decor Trends for 2021: Natural materials and Neutral/Earth Tones. Here’s how you can create your own.
jute (natural, white, or any color you like)
hot glue gun and glue sticks
ribbon (optional: mine is 1/4″ buffalo plaid)
Step 1: Wrap your jute.
I wrapped mine around four of my fingers about 20 times, then cut the end. For a smaller pumpkin, you could use less fingers.
Step 2: Secure one side of the wrap.
Place a piece of floral wire through the center of your wrapped jute and secure it on one side. Allow the strings on the other side to fan out; these will form the sides of your pumpkin.
Repeat steps 1 and 2 until you have six wrapped jute bundles.
Step 3: Glue your wraps to a center stick.
I just used a stick from our tree that I found in my backyard. You could also use a cinnamon stick, if you want your pumpkin to have a fall scent. Hot glue works best for this step, because it dries much faster than craft glue.
Gently “fluff” the jute strings to fill out the pumpkin shape.
Step 4 (optional): Add ribbon.
I added some buffalo plaid ribbon tied around my stem for a little bit of contrast. You can use any size and color ribbon you like to make your pumpkin fit in with the rest of your home decor.
I love how both the white and the nautral color turned out; I’m having trouble choosing a favorite! What do you think? These are so simple to make, and incredibly inexpensive too. A roll of 150′ of jute is just $1.74 at Walmart, and that makes more than one pumpkin! Sticks are free, and I’m betting you already have some hot glue, scissors, and wire on hand. What do you say? Are you ready to whip up a few of your own DIY Jute Pumpkins?
I’d love to see how yours turn out and where you put them in your home! Be sure to join the Amy Latta & Friends Facebook Group if you haven’t already, then share your project photos with us so we can all be inspired.
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