On a recent stormy evening when my son was at his middle school dance, I did a little DIY. If you’re sort of familiar with my blog, you know that I like to incorporate items I already have at home. To celebrate the beginning of fall, I made these sock pumpkins.
Here’s what you’ll need: old socks, pillow stuffing ( I recycled mine from an old pillow), sticks, thread and needle, glue or glue gun, scissors.
1. If you have a long sock, cut it in half. Turn the part with the two openings inside out and tie the top with thread. Now you have two pieces to work with.
2. Stuff the sock with pillow stuffing. Next, take a needle and VERY LONG thread and put it through both sides of the top of the sock.
3. Take the needle and stick it through the center of the pumpkin until you come out on the other side.
4. Wrap thread around pumpkin to create a ridge. After your first ridge, take needle and thread and stick it through the middle again. Repeat the process until you have four or five ridges.
5. Glue on the stick.
I think heavy-duty wool socks would have been perfect for this project. I just like the chunkier look. The socks I used were stretched out and thin. I keep finding more socks around the house so now have enough to create an entire pumpkin patch. I think a chunky wool knit hat would be perfect for larger pumpkins.
These pumpkins would be great as a Thanksgiving center piece or even Halloween decor. Have a great week.:)
melodys100September 14, 2015
Oh my god these are so cute. You have the best ideas.
sabinesSeptember 14, 2015
Thanks, Melody. These are so easy to make… just find some old socks.
Sandra OlsonSeptember 18, 2015
I like the unique ness, and the fact u used what u had around the house!
sabinesSeptember 19, 2015
Thank you for commenting, Sandra. It feels good to use up what we already have at home. No need to keep buying new stuff. Have a great weekend!
Diena CameronSeptember 20, 2015
Great job and so creative <3 Thanks for sharing <3
sabinesSeptember 21, 2015
Funky Junk InteriorsOctober 2, 2015
I’m so in LOVE with this project! These are beautiful! Featured on Party Junk this weekend. 🙂
sabinesOctober 2, 2015
Thank you so much, Donna. Really appreciate the kind words and I am excited to be featured on your site.
Funky Junk InteriorsOctober 3, 2015
You’ll also be on Facebook later today. I cannot be stopped! haha
sabinesOctober 3, 2015
Must be my lucky day! Thanks, Donna.
SherylOctober 4, 2015
Absolutely brilliant and adorable!
sabinesOctober 4, 2015
Awww thank you, Sheryl! I appreciate your sweet comment.
katOctober 6, 2015
These are adorable! I thought you made them from a sweater – but socks… Wow… Hmmm wonder if I have any old socks to give this a try????
sabinesOctober 6, 2015
I bet you do!:)
Le Coin de MelMelOctober 2, 2020
Hi Sabines, these are really lovely! I’m putting a link to your tutorial in a blog post about Halloween. I hope that’s ok with you 🙂
SabineOctober 4, 2020
Aww thank you. Yes, please share.
sabinesOctober 9, 2015
Thank you for the mention. Your sweater pumpkins are adorable.