I am always up for quick and easy projects especially when they involve Dollar Tree materials. I saw a great idea for making a pumpkin using a sock so just had to go with it and put my own spin on it. I quickly realized I could get two pumpkins out of one sock.
And now I get to show you how easy it is. No sewing is involved in the making of these pumpkins. Just some glue gun and a bit of wire. That’s it!
You will need:
• A Dollar Tree sock – cut in half at the heel
• Two flat rocks
• Fiber fill
• Dollar Tree Thin Wire
• Dollar Tree Twine
• Glue gun
First, we will make a pumpkin with the top half of the sock.
I turned the sock inside out and as close to the edge as possible, I hot glued the bottom part shut.
Then I gathered that part up and hot glued the edges in place, again as close as possible to the edge.
Next I added the rock and glued the flattest part to edge of the gathers. This is to help keep it in place.
I then turned the sock right side out again and stuffed it with fiber fill.
I gathered up the top, twisted it and wired it closed.
It was now ready for the stem and the sections. I tied the end of the twine around the wire and added a drop of hot glue to secure it. Then wrapped the twine around a couple of times. I secured it in place with glue.
I then pulled the twine around the bottom of the pumpkin and up the other side, pulling it very tight. I secured it with glue to the other twine and wrapped around and did another section the same way. I ended up with 6 sections.
I wrapped the twine all the way up the top of the twisted top and and end, securing with a bit of glue every so often, then wrapped it back down again. Cut the twine and glued the end down.
And there it is… a perfect little pumpkin.
Then for the second pumpkin, I didn’t need to glue the bottom of the tube because I would be using the toe as the bottom of the pumpkin.
It was worked the same as the first one until I got to the stem. I trimmed the twisted part of the sock at an angle and when I glued it at the top I was able to use the glue to help mold it into a point.
And since I had a pair of socks, I made 4 pumpkins!
I hope you try this with socks or maybe make them with fabric tubes or maybe sweater sleeves. Please share your creations with us if you do. We’d love to see them!