I’ve been itching to create a new fall craft and decided to try my hand at this. I’ve seen these floating around Pinterest and Instagram so I thought I would share with you all just how to make a beaded pumpkin!
It wasn’t too hard to make and it is the perfect neutral fall decor piece. With only a handful of materials needed, you could easily make this beaded pumpkin craft in just one afternoon too!
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Materials Needed for Beaded Pumpkin:
- Wired Twine
- Wooden Beads (I used two different sizes)
- Hot Glue Gun
- Hot Glue Sticks
- Greenery for Pumpkin Stem
Measure the Wired Twine
The first step to this project is to measure out the wired twine. I actually ended up getting too much twine. The pack I got was 10 feet long and I got two packs. But really I just needed one.
You just need to measure out 4 pieces of 2.5′ of twine, so that’s the whole pack right there. No need for any more!
Then, you’re going to want to fold each of those twine pieces in half.
Take two of the folded twine piece and then form them together in an “X” shape.
Repeat that process with the remaining two twine pieces as well.
Then, combine the two “X” shaped pieces of twine together to create the base of the pumpkin. Just continue to twist them around until the base of the pumpkin forms.
Stringing the Beads onto Pumpkin
Once you have the base created, now you can string all of the wood beads onto the pumpkin. I chose to leave them in the neutral wood color, but you could always paint them if you wanted to before stringing them on.
I also separated the bigger beads and the smaller beads into two different bowls to help with the stringing process as you can see above.
I noticed after stringing on the first wood bead, that the wired twine would start to become frayed on the end, which would make it impossible to string on the next one.
I almost gave the project up at this point because I thought the diameter of the beads were just too small and I would have to order bigger ones online. But, being the thrifty person that I am, I tried a little hack that actually worked!
I simply used packaging tape around the edges of the wired twine to help guide the beads on without fraying the twine. And I just removed it once I had all the beads strung on there.
Finishing the Beaded Pumpkin
I made a pattern of stringing two small beads onto the pumpkin, and then one large bead. I repeated this pattern until I had a total of 12 beads on each piece of twine.
Then, I pulled all the strings of twine together and kept twisting them until I got a pumpkin stem shape.
The last step was to just glue a little piece of greenery next to the stem with a glue gun. I used Cricut’s brand new glue gun and y’all know I am obsessed with any product Cricut makes!
And that was it! All you need to do to create this beautiful, beaded pumpkin! I absolutely love the neutral vibe of it and I can’t wait to decorate with it.
I even want to make more for the season, maybe a smaller one to accompany it as well.
How do you think it turned out?? I would love to hear your thoughts below and let me know if you ever make one yourself in the future too!