Got 5 minutes? That’s all you need for this simple rope pumpkin! Plus scissors, a piece of twine and three hands!
Okay, you can do this with just you two hands, if that’s all you find around the house!
5 Minute Rope Pumpkin
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Here are the supplies I used to make my rope pumpkin.
The thickness of your rope is the best way to determine how large your pumpkin will be. My rope is 4mm. My pumpkin is 5-inches high and approximately 11-inches wide. A thicker rope would make a larger pumpkin.
I cut 16-feet of rope using my scissors. To be honest, I’m guessing at 16 feet. It was about that much but I didn’t get out the measuring tape. :/
I held one end of the rope in one palm. Then I started wrapping the rope into circles 4 to 5 inches in diameter.
As I wrapped, at times the rope needed to twist to lay in a gentle circle.
In the end, I made sure the last piece of rope stuck up about 5-inches. This will be the stem.
This is the first time I needed that extra hand. I had to hang onto the rope and pull out a piece of twine and cut it. Maybe this should be the first step! :/
I managed to cut a piece of twine 10 inches long.
On a side note; do you hang your tongue out when trying anything complicated? I do. I swear it helps!!
Now, we a basically replacing your fingers with the twine. In comes that third hand, to hold the rope while you tie the twine in a knot. Or do as I did and wiggle fingers around, hold the twine just right and hang your tongue out.
See it works. 😀
Now let your arms, hands, and fingers rest. Then start moving the circles around to form a pumpkin.
The last step is to unravel the piece of rope to resemble a stem.
I added a burlap leaf to my pumpkin.
Here’s a list of things to stuff inside your rope pumpkin…if you wish.
- A wad of burlap
- A small string of battery lights
- Black netting for Halloween
- White, natural or orange netting for fall
Know any rope tricks?
When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.~ Thomas jefferson
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