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Cute DIY Sweater Pumpkins

These cute DIY ombre sweater pumpkins are cute and just what you need for fall! No sewing is required for these easy craft pumpkins!
Course craft, diy
Keyword craft pumpkins, cute pumpkins, Halloween crafts
Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Makes 1 pumpkin
Author Angie Holden

What You Will Need

  • sweaters
  • rubber bands
  • embroidery thread or hemp cording
  • sewing needle
  • twine
  • stuffing


  • Start by cutting off the bottom of your sweater.
    two pieces of fabric
  • Cut your piece into two down the sides.
    fabric with slit in middle
  • Turn it right side in and gather up each end with a rubber band.
    rolled fabric on white surface
  • Use the opening to turn it right side out. Insert stuffing into you are happy with how full it is.
    stuffing a pumpkin with cotton filling
  • Then just hot glue your seam closed. Don’t be skeptical!! It works and more importantly it holds up great!
    side of sweater pumpkin
  • Thread a needle with either embroidery thread or hemp cording. Don’t worry this step is super simple. Insert your needle into one of the ends of the pumpkin.
    orange sweater with needle and thread
  • Then push the threaded needle all the way through your pumpkin and out the opposite end.
    sewing needle in pumpkin
  • Then run it around the outside, then through the middle again. Repeat until you have 5 or so “sections” to your pumpkin. Tie off your thread or cording. You will be left with a “sectioned” pumpkin.
    two DIY sweater craft pumpkins in blue and orange
  • Gather the stems or grapevine wreath. Gather the sticks and wrap them twine.
    sticks wrapped in twine
  • The stems just get hot glued onto the tops of the pumpkins along with some of the curly remnants of my grapevine wreaths.
    two blue and orange sweater pumpkins