Following is a guest post by Emily at 52 Mantels… enjoy!!
Fall is probably my favorite time of year: cool weather, hot beverages…and PUMPKINS. I love decorating with pumpkins! Last Fall, I decided to decorate my daughter’s room for Fall, but keeping with the sweet colors of her nursery decor. That’s how I came up with these Colorful Sock Pumpkins!
This tutorial is specifically for the smaller two pumpkins, but I’ll explain the slight variations I made to create the larger pumpkin at the end of this tutorial!
I started with Dollar Tree pumpkins. The two small green pumpkins are plastic and have removable stems. To start, I removed the stems, sprayed them with white spray paint and set them aside.
I then took two stray socks and cut off the ends, just above the heels, keeping the toes intact. I then slipped one sock over each pumpkin, keeping the toe seam on top. Using coordinating felt, I cut a round piece cover the bottom opening. Using hot glue, I attached the felt round. To finish the pumpkin, I reattached the stems with a dot of hot glue. So simple!
Variation: The larger, orange pumpkin was foam, so I simply cut the stem off with a knife. Because it was larger, I had to slip it into the sock sideways. I then gathered the two ends and tucked them under the pumpkin. The bottom ends were covered with another round of felt. To reattach the foam stem, I took a long, pearl-topped straight pin and stuck it straight through the top of the stem, into the pumpkin. I covered the seam of the stem with a length of coordinating yarn. Again, so simple!
This is a quick and easy project, perfect for creating sweet Fall vignettes anywhere in your home! To see how I decorated my daughter’s nursery for Christmas, go here. If you’re interested in seeing the rest of my daughter’s nursery, go check out the full nursery tour!
Emily blogs over at 52 Mantels, a site about all things home including weekly mantel makeovers, easy DIY projects, seasonal crafts and simple recipes! She’s blessed to be the stay-at-home mother to one adorable little girl and the lucky wife to an ever-supportive hubby!