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Burlap Pumpkins

Burlap Pumpkins

Burlap Pumpkins Project


Dollar store pumpkin


Mod Podge

Jute twine

Floral wire


Step 1:  Cut burlap into small pieces

Trim off any excess string.

I cut some squares and some rectangles.

On my fourth pumpkin I finally figured out that rectangles laid on the diagonal were the size of choice. 

Burlap pumpkin with mod podge

Step 2:  Coat your pumpkin with Mod Podge

Apply it directly from the bottle with a brush.

Make sure you get a good coat so the burlap will adhere.

I did not water down the Mod Podge.

Well….actually….I did water it down and it was a disaster.

Water + Mod Podge + dollar store pumpkin = hot mess

Burlap Pumpkin Project

Step 3:  Layer on the burlap

Start by tucking it in around the stem at the top.

Then base coat more Mod Podge and add another piece of burlap until your entire pumpkin is covered.

Smooth it out to make sure there aren’t any bubbles or random bits of string left clinging to the pumpkin.

Burlap Pumpkins

Step 4:  Coat the entire pumpkin with a top coat of Mod Podge

Hang out to dry.

Let dry for about four hours.

Twine Wrapped Stem

Step 5:  Wrap stem in jute twine

Start at the top and hot glue twine to the stem.

Wrap until it completely covers the stem and secure at the base with hot glue.

Burlap Pumpkin

Burlap pumpkins on a ferris wheel.

Does fall get any better!

Have you started thinking about fall decorating yet?

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  1. Tanya says:

    I sure have, and I love these little burlap pumpkins, so cute!

  2. Kathy :) says:

    Cute cute cute…… And I like them before burlap too ….can’t believe they’re from the dollar store, a mixture would be adorable :)

    I love the summer too much to be thinking Fall right now, September 1st for this gal….

    Have a great day,
    Kathy :)

  3. Angela says:

    These are adorable! I’m so ready for fall I could just scream! LOL!!~~Ang

  4. So cute! I can’t wait to try this! Love the cute twine top and tag!

  5. Cynthia says:

    What a great project and tutorial. Thanks Karinne!


  6. Regina says:

    I have a confession to make. I always endow my various pumpkin decorations with a gender. Some I call “her,” and some I call “him.” They just always have a personality, to me. :) I’m addicted to pumpkins made with odd materials. I’ve got one (Garden Ridge, I think) that is covered in fake leaves. One that is made of satin.

    Soon, I hope to have one covered in burlap. :)

    Have a wonderfully cool day-after-the-storm!

  7. These are adorable! So clever!

  8. Beverly in Mississippi says:

    Yes, I thought I would get a jump on fall decorating by checking out new ideas.
    We are having a party in October for about 30 people. I do (Autumn, Fall Harvest)
    and these burlap pumpkins are so cute. I think I can do that!
    Thanks for sharing.


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