I’ve never been into the creepy side of Halloween. I prefer the colorful, fun, childish side. So when it comes to Halloween decor around the house, it’s less about the spiderwebs and skeletons, and more about pumpkins and anything fun and colorful I can use to decorate, like this Halloween pumpkin garland!
I wanted to come up with a little pumpkin garland. (I mean I’d do a fairy or princess garland, but I’m pretty sure only my daughter would get it…) So I wanted something colorful and fun to contribute to my pumpkin decor. These mini pumpkins were super easy to make, and when strung together made exactly the pumpkin garland I was looking for. It doesn’t scream pumpkin, it’s just pumpkin inspired!
DIY Pumpkin Garland
Scrap fabric, large pompoms, clear rubber band, green pipe cleaner, large needle, thin yarn
1. Cut the scrap fabric into rectangles.
I bought some small scrap fabric at JoAnne Fabric and cut at the crease lines. This left me with little rectangles.
2. Stuff and tie in two pompoms into the rectangle.
I found that two pompoms gave me the plump-ness I desired. I used a clear rubber band (the ones that I use in my daughter’s hair and have an excess of…) to tie the rectangle shut.
3. Wrap a pipe cleaner around the band.
I left some extra sticking up to act as the stem. I went with green to add the color of the vine, but you could go with brown as well… After all, that’s the color of the steps on my current pumpkins 😉
4. Thread the pumpkins together.
Using a needle and some thick yarn, thread the pumpkins together. Using the needle allows you to get the pumpkins to hang perfectly rather than tilting.
And that’s it! String the pumpkin garland on a wall, around a light or on your mantel for some more “fun” Halloween decor!