I’m so excited that we’re going into the holiday season! I love fall decor! Today I have a really easy and inexpensive project that I made for the DIY Blog Challenge with my blogger friends. Be sure to check out their projects at the end of my post!
I’ve been into bandana projects lately and have even opened a store on Etsy selling some of them. So I decided to make a bandana pumpkin to go with some of my other fall decor.
Here’s what you’ll need to make your fall decor bandana pumpkin:
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- Styrofoam Pumpkin (I found mine at Dollar Tree)
- Bandana in your choice of color
- White Chalk Paint or craft paint
- Mod Podge
- Paint brush
- Burlap, jute or brown paint
How to make the bandana pumpkin:
- Paint your pumpkin with the white paint.
- While your paint dries, cut strips of bandana to fit your pumpkin. My pumpkin had lines. So I cut my strips to the size of the sections on the pumpkin (about an inch and a half wide and 8 inches long)
- Once your paint is dry, put Mod Podge in one section of the pumpkin and place a bandana strip over it. Make sure your smooth out all the wrinkles and get the edges down really well. Continue on like this until the whole pumpkin is covered.
- If you want to put Mod Podge over your fabric you can. I just left mine without a top layer of Mod Podge because I like the texture of the fabric, but adding the extra layer will make it more resistant to dirt over time.
- Wrap your burlap or jute around the stem and glue it down or paint it brown.
These little pumpkins are the perfect complement to your other fall decor, centerpiece or mantle decorations.
Don’t forget to take a look at what my friends made for this DIY challenge!