DIY Sisal And Twine Pumpkins

It can be hard to imagine Fall is around the corner when the sun is shining, our BBQ is working 
overtime, and iced tea is the beverage of choice.  
But as the August heat hits, this is one of my favorite times to get a head start on planning and 
creating for my favorite time of year.  I like to find new ways to create out of natural elements
for Fall, and a new way to “make” a pumpkin is a perfect way to kick off my Fall crafting…

Here is what I used to make these super-easy and super-cute Sisal & Twine Pumpkins:

1-2 rolls of sisal rope and jute twine
Mod Podge
Plastic Wrap, tape, containers to wrap rope around as a mold
Scissors, paper plates, paper towels
Twigs or small branches
Burlap and fabric scraps for stem


You can use containers like an empty 2 liter soda bottle, or any round/oval tube as a base.
Use 8-12 foot lengths of rope for each pumpkin.
Cover your bottle with plastic wrap, a grocery sack, or a small garbage liner, use tape to secure.
Pour a few tablespoons of Mod Podge onto your paper plate, dip your rope into the Mod Podge
to coat, but not soak the rope.  Wrap each length of rope around a prepared base, tucking each
end in and not overlapping the rope as you wrap it around.  It should look like a coil.
Allow the rope to dry, I set mine out in the sun and they were completely dry in about an hour.
Carefully remove the rope from the base, do not unwind as you want the rope to retain it’s coil
shape.  Connect the ends which creates your pumpkin base, insert branch in the center, and
use jute twine around the center to secure.
Tie scraps of burlap and fabric around the stem to finish your pumpkin!

Aren’t those fun?
Pretty easy too!
Do you like to make a few things early, or wait until the leaves are falling to decorate for Fall
each year? I have done both, and either way, Fall is still my favorite season, I can almost
smell the baked apples now 🙂

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  1. These are so cute! I love the way they turned out!

  2. I love Mod Modge and projects with rope/twine! Very cute. I agree that it seems odd to think about fall when it's not even August, but once August starts everything just seems like it rushes forward all the way to the end of the year!


  3. Too cute, Tanya! They are perfect. 🙂

  4. Oh Tanya, these are adorable! I love them. Thanks for the tutorial. I just might have to try them out. I love cool pumpkins!

  5. wow….you are a busy bee!!! love those

  6. I can't believe we are thinking Fall decor already! This is so cool! Such a cool modern twist!
    Corey @

  7. Hi Tanya –

    First of all, these are so stinkin cute I can't stand it! Second… THANK GOODNESS it's not just me who is already prepping for fall. I'm already in pumpkin mode LOL. Hugs, Holly @ coconutheadsurvivalguide

  8. I wish Fall was here Already! Love the little pumpkins, anything twine is right up my alley 😉

  9. Bite your tongue. I am over here with my head in the sand, pretending BTS is not around the corner. I have mixed Fall feelings. It's a fav season… but it means my precious, short Oregon Summer is over.

    (of course, these are super cute!!!)

  10. Great idea….I love projects that turn out looking fantastic without a lot of work! You've put me in the mood to start crafting for fall!
    Jamie |

  11. Those are wonderful! I am soooo going to have to make those…Thanks for sharing it.


  12. I love these pumpkins! I'd be honored if you linked them up to our All Things Thursday Blog Hop! Hope to see you there!

  13. Very cute idea……
    I have to say it is too hot in Florida to even think about Fall….
    for me at least. When Sept. gets
    here and I decorate then I will do
    some things, but nice you are getting a jump on things……lol
    Enjoy it.
    Blessings, Nellie

  14. That pumpkin is so beautiful! Pinning and definitely planning on making one come Autumn. I'd be thrilled if you'd come on over to Pink Recipe Box and link up at Creative Wednesdays:

  15. Oh my goodness, how cute is this! I'll be making some for sure!! Love it!

  16. How perfect would this be as a fall decoration? So cute! This would be great to link up to my Create It Thursday post…it's live now!

  17. SO cute! This gets me excited to decorate for autumn 🙂

  18. Love, love, love this!! Super cute for fall! Pinning it! 🙂

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  20. so so cute, Tanya! Just love them. Shared on my facebook page 🙂

  21. Okay these are sooo awesome and adorable but it is kinda freaking me out to see pumpkins already… I don't want to see the summer end!! Love them, pinning and sharing on FB Tanya:) Have a great weekend!

  22. I can think about fall all the time because the colors are so rich. Love these pumpkins – they look so great and I think a tablescape would be perfect with them.

  23. Tanya,
    I am loving your pumpkins! Thanks for sharing them at my Twirl & Take a Bow Party! I will definitely be featuring them on Tuesday!
    House on the Way

  24. Ack! I can't even wrap my head around the fact that fall is just around the corner! These are adorable though, and totally going on my Fall pin board!

  25. Love this!
    Where did you purchase your twine and jute?
    thanks so much for sharing !
    shelley at

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  27. Really informative blog post.Much thanks again. Really Cool.

  28. uDNJwa Really appreciate you sharing this article.Thanks Again. Great.

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