FloraCraft Burlap Pumpkin Trio

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by Dondi Richardson, FloraCraft

FloraCraft Burlap Pumpkin Trio

Create a trio of trendy, one-of-a-kind pumpkins this fall using just Styrofoam and burlap.

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Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:about an hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Large Frayed Pumpkin:
    Step A: Use the Foam Cutter to cut 1” off the top and bottom of an 8” Styrofoam ball.
    Step B: Cut twenty 28” lengths of burlap ribbon. Tip: You should get about 12 pieces from one roll of ribbon. Cut the sewn edges on each side off of each piece of burlap and slide 6 or 7 strands off each side to create the frayed edges.
    Step C: Find the center strand of each piece and pull it at each end to gather the burlap to the center. Tip: Each gathered piece should measure about 10” long. Check to see if the piece is long enough to reach from just under the bottom edge to the top center of the 8” ball. Glue the center strand at each end to keep the gathered burlap pieces secure. Pin each piece in place around the ball evenly spaced. The very bottom should be left bare to help create the pumpkin shape.
    Step D: Cut another 28” piece of burlap for the stem. Cut the sewn edge from one side and slide a few strands off the sides to fray the edge. Roll the piece into a tube and glue it along the edge to secure in place. Glue a toothpick into the top of the pumpkin and glue the stem in place. Create a bow with the Black striped burlap ribbon and glue in place next to the stem.
  • 2
    Medium Curly Pumpkin:
    Step A: Use the Foam Cutter to cut ½” off the top and bottom of the 4” Styrofoam ball.
    Step B: You will need about one hundred 5” lengths of burlap garland to cover the ball. Tip: You should get about 72 pieces from one roll of garland. Roll each piece into a tube with the sewn edges at the ends of the tube. Then, fold each tube in half, pin thru the crease of the fold, and secure the tubes evenly spaced around the ball. The very bottom should be left bare to help create the pumpkin shape.
    Step C: For the stem, cut a 12” length of burlap and cut the sewn edge off one side. Slide a few strands off to fray the edge and roll the piece into a tube. Glue a toothpick into the top of the pumpkin and glue the stem in place.
  • 3
    Small Wrapped Pumpkin:
    Step A: Use the Foam Cutter to cut ½” off the top and bottom of the 5” Styrofoam ball.
    Step B: Cut sixteen 9” lengths of burlap ribbon. Tip: You should get about 40 pieces from one roll of ribbon. Fold each piece into thirds lengthwise, and then pin eight of the pieces around the ball evenly spaced. There will be a slight gap between the pieces. Pin the next eight pieces over top of the gaps, evenly spaced. Fold the ends of each piece under before you pin at the top and pin from underneath -- this hides the pins and the rough cut edges and gives the pumpkin a clean look.
    Step C: For the stem, cut about a 10” length of burlap. Fold in half lengthwise and roll into a tube. Glue a toothpick into the top of the ball and glue the stem in place folded end up. Cut a leaf shape from a piece of burlap and glue in place by the stem.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:about an hour

Project Supplies

  • Large Frayed Pumpkin:
  • •FloraCraft Styrofoam Brand Foam 8" Ball, Two Rolls of Nicole™ Crafts Simply Fall 2-1/2" x 5 yd Burlap Ribbon & Nicole™ Crafts Simply Fall 2-1/2" x 5 yd Burlap Ribbon with Black Stripe
  • Medium Curly Pumpkin:
  • Four Rolls of Nicole™ Crafts 6" x 5 yd Burlap Garland & FloraCraft Styrofoam Brand Foam 5" Ball
  • Small Wrapped Pumpkin:
  • •FloraCraft Styrofoam Brand Foam 4" Ball & Two Rolls of Nicole™ Crafts Simply Fall 2-1/2" x 5 yd Burlap Ribbon
  • All Three Pumpkins:
  • •FloraCraft Foam Cutter, Panacea Floral Shears, Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun, Surebonder All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks, Toothpicks, Scissors & Ruler