We all have that stash of single socks…..I know I do as I keep hoping I’ll find their match but as I do laundry each time this stash has only grown bigger. I’m not quite sure why I hang onto them because over the years some are lost causes. Each time I sort through them I think I need to get rid of these or maybe they will make a great DIY project. I remembered seeing some really cute fabric pumpkins at Target last year and this year I almost brought some home with me. Now I’m glad I didn’t because this was the perfect diy to kick of my fall decorating! Check out how to make your own upcycled pumpkins for some fall inspo. The best part is that it is easy and budget friendly especially if you are using a mismatched sock and plastic grocery bags!
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What You’ll Need:
- plastic grocery bags or stuffing
“And all at once, summer collapsed into fall.”
Cut your sock
The bigger the more stuffing you’ll need. I cut mine 4″ to 6″.
Flip & Sew
Turn your sock inside out and sew one end closed. Pull tight and bring to a bunch and wrap your thread around to secure the bottom..
Flip & Stuff
Flip right side out and stuff.
I decided to reuse plastic grocery bags to stuff them or you can use stuffing. The 6″ pumpkin needed about 8-10 bags. The 4″ pumpkin needed about 6-8 bags. *will vary depending on you sock material, width and length.
Sew the top of the sock and pull tight. Wrap and knot to secure and create a ‘stem’.
*Optional – glue a small stick for the stem or cover it to make a stem.
Thread through the bottom and wrap all the way around to create the shape of the pumpkin. Pull snug and continue as many times as you like then knot to secure it.
Check it out!
Looking for more fall inspo? Check out what my friends are sharing on their blogs:
Surabhi – 3 Amazing Fall Tree Crafts for Toddlers
Danielle – DIY Coffee Filter Bats
Kimberly – Fall Inspo
Cameron – Create A Fall Porch in 3 Easy Steps
Michelle – DIY Easy Halloween Decor
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