5 Minutes to craft a pumpkin with plastic bags & burlap

**Step 1:
Gather up a bunch of plastic bags, stuff them all into one bag and tie shut. Find a piece of fabric, preferably square, but I used an oblong shape because it was all I had. Burlap looks cutest when it’s finished.
*Step 2:
Pull corners together and tie tightly to form a stem.
*Step 3:
Tuck in any ends and forget about them.

It should now look something like this. If you’re thinking, “what the what,” just keep going.
*Step 4:
To create the pumpkin shape, wrap with twine/jute, sort of like wrapping a gift with ribbon.
The bottom should look like this.
It’s still not looking like much, just wait…..

What step is this?
Wrap stem with same twine/jute, wrapping tighter as you go up the stem and bend to the side. The stem, bend the stem to the side.

Last step:
Adjust the sections to your liking, squish into shape and most importantly, don’t be too fussy.

Voila! Here’s your 5minute-plastic bag-burlap-pumpkin! She’s such a cutie!  
Embellished or not, she’s all ready to be added to your Fall mantle or décor.

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Debbie (((xx)))

20 thoughts on “5 Minutes to craft a pumpkin with plastic bags & burlap

  1. Simple and pretty…and I may have 5 or 10 minutes to actually make a couple. thanks!

  2. This is too cute–and looks easy. I love the bent stem, and will have to try this with some leftover burlap. If you have time I would love it if you would stop by and share this at my linky party starting tonight.

  3. I love this! It makes me want to buy some of the different colored burlap! Thanks for sharing your easy and FUN idea! ♥

  4. Found you over at Positively Splendid. This is such an awesome idea! I love how you wrapped the fabric at the top to make a stem. So stinkin' cute!

  5. Looks really cute. I don't usually do anything special for Halloween but I'm now tempted to try this!

  6. I'm trying to make these this morning Debbie and they aren't coming out as cute as yours, dang! Oh well, I'll go fiddle some more – thanks for the tutorial.

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