Check out these macrame pumpkins for fall and halloween decor. Its the perfect blend of boho and rustic. And my favorite part if they cost hardly anything to make. I got my rope at walmart and the white pumpkins just from the grocery store. Have fun!
I’ve been feeling the boho vibe recently and even letting my hair dry natural. What?! In that same spirit, I’ve made these macramé pumpkins and have the full DIY tutorial here for you! Later this week I’ll be sharing how we decorated out home and made it creepy on a budget. But for now here’s how I made these hanging pumpkins!
I’ve seen people make macramé planters, why not do it with pumpkins? Here are some ways to use this craft and customize it to your own decorating style.
Make a Macrame Pumpkin Holder
- Small Pumpkin – any color will do
- Thick twine or 1lb jute cord
- Hot Glue (optional)
Cut six rope pieces 40 inches long for small-medium sized pumpkin. Tie them in knot with six inches on one end.STEP 2 Next divide the rope pieces into three groups of two. Tie a knot five inches above the first knot on each strand as shown.
STEP 3 Take the pieces from your separated groups and split them. Next tie a knot about five inches apart from the last knot with one piece from the original knot and another piece from the closest knot. Repeat for all sides so you are creating a web.
STEP 4 Grab your pumpkin and place it on the center of your original big knot. Your first two knots should be on the bottom of the pumpkin.
STEP 5 Wrap the rope up around the pumpkin and tightly tie the next rope, continuing the pattern from the last step. Use one piece from the group and one piece from the adjacent group and tie a knot. Repeat.
STEP 6 Continue to the top and keep the rope tight. Gather up the rope and tie a knot at the top and hang.
There yah have it! Simple, easy way to make Halloween décor without the cheesy ghosts or witches; and it’s super simple!
Other ways to decorate your pumpkin:
- paint with spray paint and even glitter
- carve, so the pumpkin hangs as a lantern
- use gourds instead of pumpkins
- hollow out the pumpkin and place a hanging plant inside that will spill over the sides
- add beads to the knots in the pumpkins
- Decoupage the pumpkins
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I made my own macramé pumpkin last night and love it! I just used some thick twine I already had and it worked great. I also found it best to build my macramé around my pumpkin. Once I had the big knot tied and first set of little knots…if that makes sense…I placed my pumpkin on the big knot. Then I custom fit the macramé to my little pumpkin 🙂