What you will need:
- Old T-shirt ( OR, I saw material at walmart that felt like T-shirt material and it was all ready a coffee dyed color… I think it was called cheese cloth?? If you use that, you will only need (I’m guessing) 1/2 a yard for 3-4 pumpkins. And you can skip the coffee dye step.)
- cheap coffee for dying (dollar tree sales it!)
- Dollar Tree bouquet of fall flowers ( you need 2 flowers per pumpkin)
- Dollar Tree foam pumpkin ( as many as you want to make)
- burlap ribbon ( I bought mine at walmart, but saw some at the dollar tree the next day =/ )
- spray starch ( this is optional, it helps to keep the top part of the T-shirt looking the way you want, I’ll explain below)
The How To:
1.) I just realized I forgot to take photo’s on how to cut the T-shirt and coffee dye it. I am going to do my best to explain: Lay the T-shirt down flat and cut up both sides, cut the sleeves off, and cut the thicker part of the T-shirt that goes around your neck off. When you are done cutting you should have 2 pieces of T-shirt with no sleeves and no neck- line. If you ever have trouble or don’t understand what I mean, please feel free to ask. =)
2.) Coffee dye the T-shirts with the same technique I used for my toilet paper roll snowmen. CLICK HERE. Allow to dry.
5.) Fold the ends of the ribbon in half and make a slanted cut downward. ( you may want to practice this before you try it on your pumpkin) This just makes the ribbon ends look nice.
6.) Cut 2 flowers off of the dollar tree bouquet (scissors work fine to do this. I just cut with an old pair of scissors then bend them back and forth till they snap off) Push the flowers through the t-shirt material and into the foam pumpkin directly under the middle of the bow (look at photo).
7.) Cut the excess material off leaving about 1 inch of material or until you think it looks nice.