These DIY sock pumpkins are such a fun homemade decoration for fall and Halloween - and they're really simple to make!
Yield: 1sock pumpkin
Author: Megan Kapple
1stick2-3 inches long
Already have a pair of orange socks? Skip ahead to step 3.
Dye a pair of clean, white tube socks, following the directions on the package of orange dye.
When the socks are dyed and dry, cut off the entire foot of the sock at the ankle and discard it. You should be left with about 4 to 6 inches of the part of the sock that goes up the leg. Turn this piece inside out and gather one end. Stitch the end closed with a needle and thread.
Turn the sock right side out and add stuffing into the sock until it's about 2/3 full.
Fold about 1 inch of the open end of the sock down towards the inside of the sock.
Gather the sock in the center to close the remaining opening. Stitch it closed with the needle and thread. Hot glue will also work for this step.
Stick the needle through the center of the pumpkin and bring it through the bottom. Repeat this step 6 times around the entire pumpkin to create creases that look like wedges. Orange yarn or embroidery thread will also work for this step. Squish the pumpkin down as you bring the thread around the sides of the pumpkin.
Using a glue gun, attach the stick to the top of the pumpkin as the stem.
Cut a green pipe cleaner to be about 6 inches long. Wind the pipe cleaner around a pencil to create a spiral vine. Using a glue gun, attach the vine to the top, next to the stem.
Your DIY sock pumpkin is complete!
Try to use the longest sewing needle you have. It needs to go through the whole pumpkin, so the longer the needle, the easier it will be to make your sock pumpkin.