Every fall I sort through clothes. Not only to store the now no longer needed season, but also to get rid of anything that might not fit anymore. Or that I simply just don't want. I had a few sweaters that went into that category this year.
Usually everything goes straight into the donate pile. But I like to re-purpose things. That's when Pinterest popped into my head. I had seen quite a few No Sew Pumpkin pins, so I decided to look into a few a bit more. All had different methods, but the basic concept was the same. Take a sweater, make it look like a pumpkin.
I honestly wasn't sure of how it was going to turn out, so I didn't take step by step pictures. But it's super easy to follow just from reading.
- Cut your sweater across right below the arms
- Turn inside out
- Secure one end with a rubber band or yarn
- Flip right side out
- Stuff (I used pillow stuffing)
- Seal your open end minus a small section in the middle with hot glue (this was the trickiest part for me)
- Take yarn or a string of some sorts & wrap it around to make it appear more pumpkin-like
- Secure at the bottom
- Find something stem-like & secure in opening on top of pumpkin with hot glue (I used a bit of unrolled brown raffia paper)
- Find something leaf-like & hot glue around stem. This will also cover any not so good looking parts. (Leaf-like? I used actual leaves from the yard.)
- Stand back & admire your craftiness