DIY Pipe Cleaner Pumpkins
Introducing my pipe cleaner pumpkins! We made it to the final day of Pumpkin Week! I hope you’ve had fun following along and found an idea you want to try. To wrap things up, we’re going with a tried and true supply, the classic pipe cleaner (or chenille stem, or fuzzy stick, or whatever fancy term you prefer to call them). Turns out, pipe cleaners and pumpkins were meant to be together!
The cool thing I discovered is that a pipe cleaner stretches perfectly down the side of a 9″ faux pumpkin. I used these thicker pipe cleaners and ran them down each ridge of the pumpkin.I also played around with cutting the pipe cleaners into small pieces and gluing them randomly around the pumpkin to look like confetti.
Supplies for Pipe Cleaner Pumpkins
- Faux or real pumpkins (I like the 9″ white faux pumpkins best!)
- Pipe cleaners / chenille stems (I used both regular sized and jumbo sized)
- Hot glue
How to Make Pipe Cleaner Pumpkins
Step 1: Adhere end of pipe cleaner to pumpkin
Add a small dab of hot glue to the top of the pumpkin at the start of one of the crevices, and press the end of a pipe cleaner into the hot glue. Use the “low” setting on the hot glue to avoid burning your finger! I used thicker pipe cleaners for this pumpkin, but the regular width would work great as well!
Step 2: Wrap down side of pumpkin
Wrap the pipe cleaner down the pumpkin, adding a small dab of hot glue halfway down, and one at the bottom of the pumpkin to secure it.
Step 3: Continue until pumpkin is covered
Continue working around the pumpkin, covering each crevice with a pipe cleaner. I alternated between four different colors for mine.
Step 4: Cut pipe cleaners into small pieces
For the confetti style pumpkin, cut regular width pipe cleaners into small pieces and add to the pumpkin with a small dab of hot glue on the back.
Thanks again for following along with Pumpkin Week! Which idea was your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!
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