This gorgeous DIY moss pumpkin is unbelievably easy to make and super cheap too.
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.
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
Moss (I have used real moss but fake moss would work too)
Rope/Cord (I used a jute fibre string)
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.
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.
Now take a large sheet of moss and lay over the top of the newspaper.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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).
Adjust the 6 lengths of rope so that they sit evenly around the pumpkin.
And it’s as easy as that!
How do you like to decorate for fall?
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