I know you’ve seen burlap before.
And you have probably even seen a burlap pumpkin.
You read blogs.
You’re a little jaded and underwhelmed.
I get it.
You’ve seen it before…..a burlap pumpkin with a cute fall tag…..photographed next to some dried hydrangea.
Yada yada yada.
And all that
But have you seen this?
Burlap pumpkins photographed on a vintage ferris wheel next to straw bales next to a coffee box filled with freshly picked wildflowers.
Pumpkins on a ferris wheel.
I know what you’re thinking.
And you’re right.
I should have held out for the tilt-a-wheel
Burlap Pumpkin Project
Dollar store pumpkin
Step 1: Cut burlap into small pieces
Trim off any excess string.
I cut some squares and some rectangles.
On my fourth pumpkin I finally figured out that rectangles laid on the diagonal were the size of choice.
Step 2: Coat your pumpkin with Mod Podge
Apply it directly from the bottle with a brush.
Make sure you get a good coat so the burlap will adhere.
I did not water down the Mod Podge.
Well….actually….I did water it down and it was a disaster.
Water + Mod Podge + dollar store pumpkin = hot mess
Step 3: Layer on the burlap
Start by tucking it in around the stem at the top.
Then base coat more Mod Podge and add another piece of burlap until your entire pumpkin is covered.
Smooth it out to make sure there aren’t any bubbles or random bits of string left clinging to the pumpkin.
Step 4: Coat the entire pumpkin with a top coat of Mod Podge
Hang out to dry.
Let dry for about four hours.
Step 5: Wrap stem in jute twine
Start at the top and hot glue twine to the stem.
Wrap until it completely covers the stem and secure at the base with hot glue.
Burlap pumpkins on a ferris wheel.
Easy fall project for amusement park enthusiasts that was inspired by this project.
Be sure to check it out.
Because I know those zebra pumpkins have a bright future ahead……
……on a tilt-a-wheel