Bet you were hoping I was done with the denim projects, huh?
I’m 97.328% sure this is the last post about denim pumpkins though, you lucky ducks!
You already know all about the braided denim pumpkin.
I don’t like to play favorites, but there is a reason I shared its textured gorgeousness first.
It wasn’t my first trip to the denim pumpkin patch though!
On my first trip I created a striped denim pumpkin made out of strips of cut-up jeans. I didn’t measure. I didn’t worry about straight lines. In other words, a project right up my alley!
The only thing you’ll need to make this pumpkin is a styrofoam pumpkin, old jeans (or those new ones that look old), scissors, hot glue and twine.
I used shorter strips of denim to cover the majority of the pumpkin and then finished with longer strips to cover up the remaining bits. The longer strips then became the foundation for the stem, which was just wrapped in twine and sealed with a bit of glue.
The last denim pumpkin I made was what I’m calling a flower petal pumpkin. Or maybe it has a slight acorn vibe to it?
I actually like this one more in person than I do in the pictures.
Most everything is better in real life though! Except skunks.
I gave the pumpkin a quick coat of really dark blue paint.
Then I hot glued denim circles around the top of the pumpkin and added a branch for a stem.
Faster than you can drink a pumpkin spiced latte it’s DONE!
These Dollar Store pumpkins are hollow, so it’s easy to cut off the stem it comes with and add a branch instead.
Not going to lie – it was fun to experiment with this project!
It’s a shame I ran out of pumpkins because I do have a few more makeover ideas.
Plus, a half a pair of jeans left!
These pumpkins might not be everyone’s jam. Shocking, I know!
I’m cool with that though.
I hope when you read posts like this one, you might feel encouraged to challenge yourself to reuse or repurpose something in a way that brings you a bit of happiness when you look at it, use it or gift it. You never know where the creative journey might take you!