Wrapped pumpkins make great fall or Halloween decor. Here's how to make one on the cheap with dollar store items!

Wrapped pumpkins make great fall or Halloween decor. Here’s how to make one on the cheap with dollar store items!

One of the items I was most excited to see in this year’s Halloween selections at Dollar Tree was a selection of cute scarves – so of course I had to pick up a couple of them! I also grabbed a handful of foam pumpkins because they always sell out fast, and as I was unpacking my bags when I got home I was struck with an idea. Why not wrap one of the pumpkins up in one of the scarves? I’m super happy with how it looks and, as an added bonus, if I ever want to disassemble it I only have to untie a few knots and it will come apart with ease!

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Watch the video to see how I did it, or keep scrolling for the written step-by-step!

Project estimate:

  • Foam pumpkin, $1
  • Scarf, $1
  • Burlap or scrap fabric, on hand or $1 and up
  • Ribbon, on hand or $1
  • Dowel, on hand or $1
  • Clothespins, on hand

Total:  $2 and up

Scarf Wrapped Pumpkin

Lay out the scarf and place the pumpkin about 1/4 of the way from one of the ends.  Wrap the scarf around the pumpkin and gather the ends at the top of the pumpkin.

Scarf Wrapped Pumpkin

There will still be some of the pumpkin showing on the sides; to cover it, turn the pumpkin 90 degrees and wrap it a second time so that the pumpkin is complete covered with the scarf.  Adjust the edges of the scarf as needed to make them lay flat on the contours of the pumpkin.

Scarf Wrapped Pumpkin

Twist the gathered ends of the scarf together and tie an overhand knot to secure the scarf to the pumpkin, making sure to pull the knot tight.

Scarf Wrapped Pumpkin

To embellish the stem, tie a strip of burlap or scrap fabric around the knotted ends to resemble leaves; to make the curly vines, use green ribbon to make korker ribbon.

Scarf Wrapped Pumpkin

Creating korker ribbon is easy:  Wrap the ribbon around a wooden dowel and secure the ends with clothespins, then place it on a cookie sheet and bake at 275 degrees for about 30 minutes.  Once cooled, remove the ribbon from the dowel and it will stay in a spiral!

Scarf Wrapped Pumpkin

Tie a couple of pieces of korker ribbon around the stem and your pumpkin is ready to display!

Wrapped pumpkins make great fall or Halloween decor. Here's how to make one on the cheap with dollar store items!