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Rope pumpkin made in 5 minutes

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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Supplies to make rope pumpkin

Here are the supplies I used to make my rope pumpkin.

Jute Natural Rope



The Steps 

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. :/

Rope gathered to make rope pumpkin Country Design Style

5-minute rope pumpkin

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. 😀

5 minute rope pumpkin | Country Design Style |

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.

Pumpkin Stuffing

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
  • Raffia
  • Black netting for Halloween
  • White, natural or orange netting for fall

The pin for a 5 minute rope pumpkin | Country Design Style |

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When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.

~ Thomas jefferson

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