Make this quick and easy fall DIY project: a Ribbon Pumpkin Craft using a few simple dollar store supplies.
Transform a Dollar Tree form pumpkin using ribbon and a stick.
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Fall is the perfect season for cozy crafts that bring warmth and color to your home decor. One delightful project to try is creating a ribbon-covered foam pumpkin.
With just a few supplies from your local dollar store and a touch of creativity, you can craft a beautiful and budget-friendly autumn decoration. Let’s dive into the step-by-step tutorial!
Dollar Store Foam Pumpkins
Start with a classic Dollar Tree foam pumpkin. They have these out in stores every fall, and there are so many fun ways to craft with them: Dollar Store Pumpkin Crafts.
You’ll also need some 2-inch wide ribbon. The dollar store always has a cute selection that changes with each season.
Watch this quick video to see how this craft came together:
- Dollar store foam pumpkin
- Assorted 2-inch wide fall-themed ribbons, 6 pieces cut 21-inches long
- Faux greenery
- Miter shears or heavy-duty scissors
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Watch the video tutorial before you begin, and let that be your visual guide for this project.
- Remove the foam pumpkin stem. Use a pair of scissors to poke a 1.5-inch wide hole in the top of the pumpkin.
- Lay one piece of cut ribbon flat on your work surface. Set the foam pumpkin in the middle. Pinch the ribbon ends, folding the the ribbon over itself a bit, and pull the ribbon ends up around the pumpkin. Tuck both ribbon ends into the hole at the top of the pumpkin.
- Repeat step 3 with the 5 remaining pieces of ribbon, alternating the ribbon pattern as you go.
- Use miter shears to cut a piece of a twig. Stick the twig into the hole at the top of the pumpkin.
- Apply a generous amount of hot glue at the base of the twig stem. Add faux greenery and a twine ribbon to the hot glue.
Creating a ribbon-covered foam pumpkin is not only a fun and creative craft but also a fantastic way to add a personal touch to your fall decor. Enjoy the process and embrace the unique charm that your handmade creation brings to your home!