Sweater Pumpkins

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Do you have old sweaters lying around?
If you’re looking for easy fall decor then this 
is the project for you…did I mention it’s easy?

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I started with a couple of old sweaters that were
too small for my Daughter and I cut the sleeves
off of them. The length can vary depending on
whether you want short or tall pumpkins.

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I turned the sleeves inside out and tied one end 
together with twine and then turned it
right side out again and set it aside.


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For the stem, I cut out a stem shape onto cardstock
and then traced it onto my fabric.


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Place your 2 stem pieces right sides together
and sew all around except the bottom. This can easily 
be hand sewn as well. Stuff with 
polyester stuffing.
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I didn’t sew the end together because there was no need.
Getting back to the pumpkin,
fill the sweater sleeve with polyester stuffing
until you have your desired shape. Place the stem
in the opening and tie it off with twine securing
the base of the stem inside the pumpkin.


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I tied ribbon, raffia & a leaf around the neck
of the pumpkins to make them even prettier!
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For the 4 of these, it took me about an hour to make.


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  1. These are so adorable Sarah!! Love the colors and the sweaters!! :)

  2. This is so funny. Saturday I went to GW and bought about 3 sweaters to make some sweater pumpkins. I can’t wait to get started one them. I lke your fabric stems. Too cute! TFS

  3. I think these are marvelous! Love the cute fabric on the stems and the time frame for 4? Super!!

  4. Those are incredible. I can’t wait to really get into the fall season. Amazing.


    Danielle Faith

  5. This is so funny,good idea!!!:))

  6. O.M.G!!!…I love this!..I’ve got to try this!

  7. What cute, cozy decorations. I like how it looks more pumpkin-y with the cables and ribbed knit.

  8. These pumpkins are too adorable!! You did a great job! I love anything that looks like a cozy sweater!

  9. These are very cute! I just happen to be cleaning out the closets today…perhaps one less sweater will make it to the consignment shop! Thanks for sharing!!

  10. Thanks for linking up to the GFC Hop! And for following ModaMama. I’m following you back now. And these are super cute crafts!

  11. These are so cute and so unique! Love this idea. What a great way to upcycle an old sweater!


  12. This is a FANTASTIC idea for the fall! Glad you shared it! Saw your name on my GFC followers list and just wanted to let you know that I am already following you back from last week’s blog hop! Thanks for sharing!

  13. These are too cute! Very creative! I love it! Would also love if you’d join our Countdown to Fall link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great day! :)

  14. Stopping by from the GFC blog hop – I’m already a GFC follower of yours – You can find me over at Love Bakes Good Cakes. :)

  15. CUTE CUTE idea!!!! Stopping by from the GFC hop!!! Thanks for following Fiddle-Dee-Dee!

  16. Oh goodness, these are so cute! I love the patterned stems too.

  17. All pinned now, ready for when I find some sweaters.


  18. I absolutely adore these and so easy i think I can do them!

  19. Oh my gosh! Those pumpkins are soooo cute. What a great idea. I love it. I do have some old sweaters that I can use for this. Thanks so much for the idea!!!!!

  20. These are just so cute and such a great tutorial. Love it. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  21. You are so clever!!! What a fab idea! Totally stealing it!:)

  22. Those are the cutest sweater pumpkins. They came out great!

  23. I’ll look at pumpkins in new ways after this post. They are just too cute for words.

  24. What a cute idea!! I think I will be making a few:) Thanks for joining Tuesdays with Tori!! I am now a new follower:)

  25. I’m making these darling pumpkins! They are so so cute!!!
    Please join us for TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS, my weekly linky party. Your project would be perfect to share! Linky goes live tomorrow night (Wednesday) at 8:00 pm. Hope to see you there!

  26. So cute! laurie

  27. Oh, these are SO cute! I need to go find some sweaters pronto!!

  28. These are precious! You did a great job. Since I am a yard sale nut I’ll have to be on the lookout for sweaters!

  29. Fun idea! I heart pumpkins…I’d love for you to share these at the Great Pumpkin Party, going on all month!


  30. Very cute idea, I love it!!

  31. OMG!!! these are so cute and so simply made! I need to get into the swing of things and start up my fall decor! Thanks for linking these up to the Naturally-Nifty Party!!

  32. Love these. Can you send me one? Ha! Too cute! Thanks for sharing..

    Julie @ Naptime Review

  33. Hey, my very SWEET SWEET SWEET friend… you know.. I would give these pumpkins a good home… Just sayin’ :) hehe

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  34. Oh, I Love these sweater pumpkins. I must definitely try this.

    Yael from Home Garden Diggers

  35. These are so cute. I love this idea!
    Mary Alice

  36. Oh my gosh! Those are so cute! Love the idea of using something the kids have outgrown to make something so cute!

  37. What a fabulous idea, I can never bear to get rid of a good jumper. Thanks for sharing.

  38. Sarah, these are DARLING! Pinning! And they will definitely have a friday spotlight feature, too! Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create!

    <3 Christina

  39. Those are adorable! I especially love the black ones! Thanks for the tutorial!

  40. Visiting via Mom on Timeout. These are beautiful! You are so talented. Would love for you to share these here with us:


    Thanks so much!

  41. Love this. I haven’t seen any of these before & I think it’s a super precious idea. Thanks for sharing.

  42. Thanks for linking this up to the September SPARK party! I’m pinning them now because I totally LOVE them! To answer your question about the party, yes, if you have Halloween projects you’re welcome to link them up in September and October. We’ve kept the themes very broad to cover a range of projects.

  43. So adorable! You have inspired me.


  44. So glad you posted this project! I have stuffed away two sweaters from last year, filled with snags, that I had planned on doing this very thing – now I gotta find them ;)

  45. These are awesome! Very creative!
    Thanks for sharing with my Super Link Party! :-)

  46. Such cute pumpkins!! Love this idea, hope you have a great day! xx Holly

  47. what a wonderful and creative idea!!! Love them. Thank you for sharing at the hop xo

  48. So sweet and adorable to do the upcycled decoration. Pretty added to the coming fall. Wanna to have a go.

  49. Love these pumpkins! Thanks for sharing this wonderful project on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Have a great weekend!


  50. Sooo cute! I like how you did the stem. I made a big pumpkin with the body of the sweater and I didn’t know how to make a stem for it. Thanks for the great idea.

  51. LOVE these! A must do.

  52. These are so cute. Great idea using material from sweaters.

  53. oh my goodness how cute are these! I have had some sweaters in my event room for sometime now…well they won’t be in there much longer! Thank you so much for sharing and linking up to Share it One More Time.

  54. Those are so adorable! I love the cable knit especially! As always you blow me away with your creative talent. Love them!!

  55. I am so excited to make these! thanks for sharing!

    Thyme, 14sixty.blogspot.com

  56. I Always love sweater pumpkins and yours are adorable! Thanx for sharing at THT!

  57. These are great! What a fun thing to do for fall. Donna @ onceuponaseingmachine.com

  58. Those are super cute! They’d make a great kids craft too! Pinning!

  59. I love this!!! New follower here from http://craftyhousemom.blogspot.com

  60. Very cute! I have seen sweater pillows, but the pumpkins are just fun. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.

  61. oh what a great idea!! Your pumpkins turned out adorable! I’m SO ready for fall!

    Thanks so much for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2012/a-taste-of-fall/

    Have a fabulous rest of the weekend!

  62. These are gorgeous! New follower on here & FB! Thanks for sharing!

  63. What a cool idea! Thanks for sharing :)

  64. So cute! Love the cozy texture!

  65. Love these! Thanks for stopping by for our Pretty Things Party. Hope to see you again next week!

  66. Pinned the white sweater pumpkins. ;)

  67. These are adorable! I would love to feature this on Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle. Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button. Thanks!

  68. This is such a fun decor idea!!

    Thanks for linking up @’Sew Cute Tuesday’.
    I’ll be featuring you tomorrow, so be sure
    to stop by and grab a ‘featured’ button!

  69. These are super cute! Great idea to use old sweaters. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.

  70. These are fabulous!! What a perfect repurpose. I am so making some of these. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you tomorrow.

  71. Adorable! Thank you for sharing your creativity at Potpourri Friday!

  72. Those are adorable!!! I love the fun fabric stems on each one!!!

  73. Hi Sarah, I’m featuring your sweater pumpkins tomorrow morning at Project Queen’s Highlight Party. Thank you so much for sharing them this week. They are adorable.

  74. Cute as can be!
    THanks for linking up!
    Featured you today!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  75. I just love these, and will be making these asap! I wanted you to know that we featured you at this week’s Naturally-Nifty Party! Stop by and grab a button and join in on this week’s fun!


  76. These are just so adorable! Thank you so much for sharing at Sunday Round UP! I hope you have a great week!,

    -Kayla :)

  77. What a super cute idea. I will be featuring this tonight at my Fall into Fall party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I’ve Been Featured button. Thanks.

  78. I love these, I don’t have any old sweaters but I’m adding the thrift store to my errands list! I’ve got to make a few of these! Pinned.

  79. Oh my gosh I have a ton of old sweaters, and now I can put them to good use! Love these! You are just full of amazing ideas, I always look forward to visiting your blog :)

  80. Hi Sarah,
    just wanted to let you know that I will be featuring your pumpkins as part of my Fall features later today.

  81. Sarah,
    These turned out beautiful! I can’t wait to try this. Great tutorial. Thanks so much for linking up last week to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you have for this week’s party! Have a great week.

  82. Super cute idea, Sarah! That’s a terrific way to turn a castoff into a cute decoration.

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. Be sure to stop in tonight to see yourself featured.

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

  83. These are the cutest pumpkins. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
    from Wednesday until Sunday.
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

  84. So darn cute! What a neat idea!
    Thanks for the tutorial!

  85. Congrats Sarah! You’ve been featured this week on Simple & Sweet Fridays for these cute pumpkin sweaters. Don’t forget to grab a button if you’d like. Have a fun week!


  86. Had to feature these today. They are too cute!
    Scissors & Spatulas

  87. You are featured today on Potpourri Friday!

  88. Thanks for linking up at One Creative Weekend. I’ll be featuring you tomorrow! Please come grab a featured button and link up anything new you’d like to share at OneCreativeMommy.com.

  89. Totally and completely Adoreable! Thanks for sharing your creativity at It’s Overflowing’s party this week…I’m featuring your cute pumpkins! XO, Aimee

  90. So pretty and simple and thanks for the tutorial. I found this through the feature at Freckled Laundry.

  91. I love these! They are just adorable. I am featuring them as my picks for last weeks features.

  92. ADORABLE! I love the dark grey ones, I so have to try this:)

  93. I just love these sweater pumpkins. They look so cute and cozy! thanks for joining us!

  94. I am loving these little sweater pumpkins. You have been very busy!

  95. Hello Sarah! Your sweater pumpkins are too cute (and your other Halloween projects are fabulous too, I had a great visit here on your blog!) I have this post linked to my Halloween décor roundup post as well today, nice job!
    Inspire Me Heather recently posted..project: HalloweenMy Profile

  96. These sweater pumpkins are so sweet! Enter your photos into our DIY a Pumpkin Challenge! :) http://www.craftbaby.com/contests/34/diy-a-pumpkin
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  97. I am in love with these sweater pumpkins! So cute!
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  98. I LOVE your project! I cited it in my Web Site: http://lunadeicreativi.com/blog/20-zucche-di-halloween.
    Thank you 4 sharing it!
    Beci, Lory
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