You seem to really be enjoying all the simple up-cycle DIY’s I’ve been creating lately so I decided to add a few more in for this fall. That’s right, I said fall. It is time to start fall crafting and I am super excited about it. I think you are going to love todays craft because I am going to show you how to make a simple creamer bottle pumpkin.
This craft is so easy to make and budget friendly without looking budget friendly. This pumpkin looks like something you would buy at an expensive craft store. Who would ever think that it’s made from an empty bottle of Creamer and some scrap fabrics you have laying around the house? I know I sure wouldn’t. It’ll be our little secret, LOL.
- Empty bottle of creamer that has been washed and dried.
- Scrap fabrics (Think of pumpkins and guards for colors)
- Cinnamon ( Dollar Tree )
- Mod podge
- Spanish moss
- Wire (floral wire, rusty wire, and wired twine are all good options!)
- Paper tag (don’t have one? Create one! Use a brown paper bag or cardboard)
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Paint brush
Step 1: Wash and dry the creamer bottle and remove the label.
Step 2: Cut your ribbon in strips that are about 3 1/2 to 4 inches wide. The longer the better. I cannot give you an exact length because the material I was working with was all different lengths. I just added it in sections as needed.
Step 3: Fold one end of your material and hot glue it to the bottom of the Creamer bottle. Begin to twist your material and work all the way up until you get to the top of the bottle. In between you will have to add new sections of material if it’s not long enough. To do this, just fold the other end of your material and add it to the last section. You will get a better idea of how I did this by watching the video tutorial I have linked down below.
Step 4: Once your material is all glued down, you can go back through and hot glue any gaps you see together. To do this, just put a little hot glue onto the Creamer bottle and then move your fabric where it’s needed. It would probably be best to do this as you go to avoid any large gaps.
Step 5: Create a funnel using a piece of paper and add some rice to the Creamer bottle. This will give your pumpkin some weight, so it doesn’t tip over easily.
Step 6: Add some bunched-up plastic bags to the bottle until you reach the top of the bottle. I only needed two bags for this. This is going to build the inside of the bottle up, so when you put your stick in it doesn’t fall to the bottom.
Step 7: Pick a cute tree branch from out in the yard. Add some hot glue to it and stick it into the top of the bottle for your pumpkin stem.
Step 8: I did this next step a little backwards in the video, but I’m going to explain to you how I should have done things. In the video I added the Spanish Moss 1st and then the cinnamon. I would recommend doing it the other way around. So now we’re going to add our cinnamon. To do this, just randomly paint mod podge onto your pumpkin and sprinkle cinnamon all over it. Then shake the cinnamon off. And allow it to dry. Once it is dry, you can seal it with a little more mod podge.
Step 9: Next, take some Spanish Moss and add it up around the neck of the bottle. This will hide any mess ups at the top of the bottle while still making your pumpkin looks super cute.
Step 10: Now we’re going to add some tendrils to this pumpkin. I am using some rusty wire, but there are a variety of things you can use for this. Floral wire, rebar wire, and wired twine are all great options for tendrils this fall crafting season. To add the tendrils, just wrap the wire around a pencil and pull it off. You can then wrap the wire around the pumpkin stem.
Step 11: To add a little extra cuteness to this pumpkin, I added a paper tag that says pumpkin. I also put a little bit of Mod podge and cinnamon on the tag, so it blends in with the rest of the project. You all know I love that rustic look.
Step 12: And finally, I added a cute ribbon. I just added a real simple bow on this because I thought that’s all that it needed.
Want more simple fall crafts for adults? Check these cute DIY’s out!
- How to make a primitive burlap sack using free printable
- Easy Dollar Tree crate makeover
- How to make a star from paint sticks
If you decide to make this DIY I’d love to hear from ya! You can drop a comment below or message me on any of my social media pages. Hope you have a blessed weekend and as always remember to keep it simple. Catch ya next week my friends! Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, youtube