It’s pumpkin season y’all!! Every time Decocrated puts out a Fall Box, I hope and pray there’s a pumpkin in there! The pumpkin’s unique shape makes them so fun to decorate with, and they always bring interest to any shelf, table, mantel…really anywhere!
The metal pumpkin from the Fall 2021 Box did not disappoint. I don’t want you to see the title of this post and think I didn’t like it because I DIYed it. Believe me, I love it!! The color makes it looks super expensive and special, the size is perfect, plus that wood detail - wow!
Today I’m going to show you what I decided to do with the metal pumpkin. I chose this route for a few reasons: 1) I wanted to return this pumpkin back to its original state one day… which means I didn’t want to paint it or do something to it that I couldn’t undo. 2) I wanted to modify the pumpkin to fit my decor needs at the current moment. Right now, we are house hunting and we plan to move in the near future. I wanted the pumpkin to be something more neutral, something classic. The metal pumpkin didn’t quite fit what I needed in our current space, but it may be exactly what I might want in our next space; again - that’s why I chose to do something more temporary with this DIY.
So let’s get right to it! Here’s what you’ll need:
-yarn or string, twine, ribbon of your choice…yep, that’s it! I chose a bulky, neutral yarn this time!
Simply start at the top of the pumpkin where the wood stem is, leave enough excess string/ribbon at the top in case you want to make a bow at the end (I ended up trimming the excess later). Wrap your string tight and close around the metal, making your way downward. When you get to the bottom, make sure you wrap as far down as possible, then continue to the next metal strip. Repeat until all the metal stripes are covered! Finish it off with a very tight double knot.
I’ll be honest; this took a while. It takes some patience to continuously wrap yarn around and around and around but trust me, it’s worth it!
What do you think…cute right? I love that you can take this simple DIY any direction you want! You can choose the color you want, the texture you want, and you can even combine colors/texture if you’re feeling crazy! ;) But the best part? Simply undo that knot at the top, and you can revert the pumpkin right back to the original, gorgeous metal pumpkin you started with.
Now to decide where this little pumpkin will be displayed this season…hm, I’m thinking either on my coffee table or mantel! Where will yours end up? Share below!!