Tuesday, October 6, 2015

#Homeforthefallidays Halloween Craft Blog Hop: Textured Jute Pumpkin

Halloween is right around the corner already! Can you believe it?! With two little kids at home who are easily scared, we don't do spooky decorations. But, we certainly do deck out the entire house with pumpkins!

Over on Instagram, a great group of bloggers and I have been doing a weekly #Homeforthefallidays game. This week, our theme is Halloween crafts, so we thought it'd be fun to do a little blog hop, showing you our projects a little more in depth! Be sure to follow us on Instagram so you can participate in the game! We'd love to see your fall projects, too!

For my Halloween craft, I upcycled a clearance pumpkin into a unique, textured pumpkin. Here's what it looked like before. Not terrible, but it didn't jive with the rest of our house.

I thought about spray painting it, but it was covered in some sort of peach fuzz, so I didn't think paint was the best option. Instead, I opted to cover it in jute ribbon!

To cover it, I cut 3" strips of ribbon and hot glued them into loops. Then, starting at the bottom, I glued the loops on in rows around my pumpkin, securing the loops with a dab of hot glue to the top part of the loop only. To finish it off, I glued jute twine around the stem.

Isn't it so fun? I love how it looks on our built-in!

I also love how it looks in our dining room. Where to keep it... decisions, decisions!

Be sure to check out all the other fun Halloween projects below!
1. Flourish and Knot - Día de Muertos Luminaries
2. Little Bits of Home - Textured Jute Pumpkin
3. Our House Now a Home - Boo Pumpkins
4. Pocketful of Posies - Boo Sweater Pumpkins
5. Lehman Lane - Scarecrows
6. Beauteeful Living - Spooky Chandelier
7. Oh the Fun - Spider and Bats Wreath
8. Shabby Grace Blog - Spooky Halloween Village


  1. It matches PERFECT in your little display. What a clever idea. Love!

  2. Such a gorgeous pumpkin craft, Samantha! I love how pretty it came out. I'd love one in my house! :)

  3. What a cute project! And a great way to take something that doesn't totally suit your home and make it work!

    1. Thanks! I can never seem to pass up the post fall clearance pumpkins!

  4. Samantha,

    This pumpkin is so cute! What a great way to give it a new look, a stunning look, if I may add! Thank you so much for joining in the hop!


  5. Looks awesome Samantha! I really like neutral fall decor and this pumpkin is perfect.

    1. Thanks, Tara! I'm a big neutral fall decor fan, too!

  6. I love this! It's so feminine and perfect for fall!
    Please stop by and share it with us at the Wake Up Wednesday link party!
    Hope to see you there!


    Kate | The Organized Dream

  7. Very pretty and unusual. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Love, Love, Love the pumpkin with the jute loops....what a great idea!! I love the texture, shape and how it turned out! Thanks for sharing - I can't wait to make one!

  9. This is so pretty! It looks great both places! :)

  10. This is really adorable! Thanks so much for linking up and sharing it with us at The Creative Circle!

  11. Gah! Love it. Officially Pinterest stalking you. :)

  12. What a darling idea! I love it! Very creative and decorative!

  13. I really really like this idea! What lovely ribbon you've added as well. I am with you. I don't do any spooky Halloween stuff, but we have pumpkins everywhere! I also wanted to thank you personally for supporting our first link party over at Create - Share - Inspire. Truly appreciated!

  14. I love it! Thanks for sharing at our Pretty Preppy Party!


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