How To Make A DIY Moss Pumpkin

This gorgeous DIY moss pumpkin is unbelievably easy to make and super cheap too.

 

Fall home decor idea - easy diy moss pumpkin tutorial

 

With such sunny weather here in the Netherlands at the end of September I was finding it was hard to start thinking about fall decor but decided to make a start with this easy little project.

 

Fall home decor idea - easy diy moss pumpkin tutorial

 

I made the larger pumpkin first and made the mistake of leaving it out in the hot sun where the moss quickly dried out.

Although I do quite like the look of it now and think that it contrasts nicely with the second smaller pumpkin which is much greener with the fresh moss.

You only need a few things to make them.

 

Materials Needed To Make Moss Pumpkin

Newspapers

Moss (I have used real moss but fake moss would work too)

Florist Wire

Rope/Cord (I used a jute fibre string)

Florist Pins

 

Directions for DIY Moss Pumpkin

First screw a piece of newspaper up into a ball then one by one add more sheets of newspaper to build up your pumpkin shape.

 

Fall home decor idea - easy diy moss pumpkin tutorial

 

Make sure each layer is firmly scrunched, turn the scrunched up ball over then flatten slightly with your had to make a pumpkin shape before wrapping the next layer.

Continue wrapping it until you have the desired size for your moss pumpkin.

 

Fall home decor idea - easy diy moss pumpkin tutorial

 

Now take a large sheet of moss and lay over the top of the newspaper.

 

Fall home decor idea - easy diy moss pumpkin tutorial

 

Use a length of your florists wire to secure the moss.  Lay the wire on top of the moss, bring underneath and cross over underneath, then bring back to the top (like wrapping a parcel with ribbon) secure ends and tuck any excess into the moss.

Now add a second piece of moss to cover the bottom of the pumpkin and again secure with the florists wire.

Secure any loose flaps of moss with your florist pins.

 

Fall home decor idea - easy diy moss pumpkin tutorial

 

Your paper should be pretty much covered at this point but use extra bits of moss and more pins to fill in any holes as required.

 

How to make a diy moss pumpkin using scrunched up newspapers

 

Next take a length of your jute rope and lay it on top, bring the two ends of the rope underneath the pumpkin twist and bring back up to the top, feed it under the rope on top and repeat.

 

How to make an easy diy moss pumpkin using old newspapers

 

Again it’s like wrapping a parcel with ribbon but you do it 3 times instead of two giving you six sections for the pumpkin (see pic).

 

DIY Moss Pumpkins - easy step by step tutorial

 

Now knot the two lengths of rope a few times to make the pumpkin stalk (on the first one I made I actually trimmed the excess off and attached another piece of twisted rope).

 

DIY Moss Pumpkins - easy step by step tutorial

 

Adjust the 6 lengths of rope so that they sit evenly around the pumpkin.

 

DIY Moss Pumpkins - easy step by step tutorial

 

And it’s as easy as that!

 

DIY Moss Pumpkins - easy step by step tutorial

How do you like to decorate for fall?

 

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17 thoughts on “How To Make A DIY Moss Pumpkin

    • October 18, 2016 at 10:24 am
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      Thanks Victoria! I love working with moss as there is so much you can do with it.

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    • October 18, 2016 at 10:31 am
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      Hi Christine, so glad you like it 🙂 Yes I get so much inspiration here as the Dutch people have a great eye for home decor. Your post is great!!! What gorgeous shops ….where are they? I want to visit them all!! Definitely my taste too 🙂 Where are you planning to visit in Holland? I live in a place called Kampen which is not too far from Zwolle and we spend a lot of time in Friesland where we have a caravan.

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  • October 11, 2016 at 5:46 pm
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    This is so clever! I don’t know much about working with moss, but I think I could handle this. Thanks for sharing!

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    • October 18, 2016 at 10:35 am
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      Hi Meridith, glad you like the idea. It really is super easy to work with and I love the versatility of it.

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  • October 11, 2016 at 7:33 pm
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    Such a cute idea and I love moss so much! I think I could even set it into a terrarium and it would last a long time.

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  • October 12, 2016 at 10:53 pm
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    These are most unusual, but perfect for the fall. Thank you for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend. You will be featured next Monday. Have a great weekend.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda

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    • October 18, 2016 at 10:39 am
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      Hi Linda, just seen this message – I’m on holiday in Scotland at the minute. What great news!! Thank you so much!! 🙂

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  • October 14, 2016 at 3:31 am
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    These are adorable and so easy to make. I love it! Thank you for sharing this great idea at Dishing it and Digging it link party. We love having you and hope to see you next week.

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    • October 18, 2016 at 10:40 am
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      Hi Vanessa, I’m glad you like them. I think often the simple ideas are the best – I like easy 🙂

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  • October 16, 2016 at 7:54 am
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    This is super cute! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday. 🙂

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    • October 18, 2016 at 10:42 am
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      Thanks for taking the time to pop over Dee – glad you like them 🙂

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