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Are you looking to make some easy Halloween decorations for your home this year? Then this easy Halloween garland for your mantle could be just perfect. Instead of going to the shop or store for your garlands, why not make this simple garland Halloween decor from a few fabric scraps for a fraction of the price? With all this in mind I wanted to make a start on some Halloween garlands ideas. Here is how to make a Happy Halloween garland of pumpkins.
*This post has been updated, it was first published in September 2018
How to Make a DIY Halloween Garland Of Mini Pumpkins
This Halloween garland DIY idea makes perfect Halloween stair decorations or if you want a Halloween garland indoor such as the mantle or walls.
I often have scraps of fabric left over from making other halloween items, such as dresses or bags. And this spooky garland pumpkin display is a great way of using up all those little scraps that you have.
Even better, you can easily sew this by hand. And even if your hand sewing skills don’t amount to much, this is a pretty easy project that may even suit an older child.
Ready to make a Halloween Pumpkin Garland? Read on!
For Your Pumpkin Halloween Garland You Will Need
- Some pieces of fabric – this is a great scrap buster, as mine are only about 4 inches square. The fabric pieces I used were all leftovers from Halloween dresses that I have made for Elizabeth. Or you can just use plain orange fabric. You could also make a felt Halloween garland from felt pieces.
- Cotton to sew the pumpkins together
- Thicker yarn, wool or embroidery cotton
- stuffing for the pumpkins – you can order this specially from sellers online, but I actually save old pillows and use the stuffing from them, it is much more eco-friendly to reuse them than throw them away!
- long needles with a big eye for the thick yarn to go through
- Some thicker string or coordinating wool/yarn to string the pumpkins onto at the end.
You can use a sewing machine but it’s not essential.
Taking 2 matching squares right sides together, sew a narrow seam allowance down each side. This joins them together to make a tube. A sewing machine is best for this as it makes for a tighter seam, but you can hand sew with very small stitches instead.
Thread a needle with thin cotton/polyester thread, and at one end of the tube (still inside out) do a running stitch all around the top of the tube.
Pull this thread taut and put some stitches through the resulting bunched up fabric at the end.
Turn the tube inside out and you should find that you now have a closed end.
Again thread a needle with thin cotton and do another running stitch around the the other end of the tube. Keep the needle still attached.
You now have a little bag to fill with stuffing.
Fill the bag as much as you can to just under the line of stitching.
When it it fully stuffed, pull the needle and running stitches taut at the top, and sew a few stitches into the resulting bunched fabric to secure. You now have a padded ball of fabric ready to make it a pumpkin!
Thread a needle with a double thickness of the wool or embroidery yarn. Push the needle through the centre bottom of the padded ball, and out of the middle of the top of the ball
Pull the wool down the side of the ball and again put the needle into the middle of the base of the ball and out of the top middle of the ball. Pull the yarn tight to create a pumpkin shaped segment. Work around the ball to make 5 or 6 segments in total.
Once you get to the end push the needle through the pumpkin a couple of times. Cut the yarn about 3 inches from the pumpkin to leave a stem of yarn that you can tie a knot into.
I added a little piece of green to make a stalk, by sewing some green fabric around the top of the pumpkin and around the yarn stem.
Finishing the Halloween Pumpkin Garland
My mantlepiece is about 4 foot wide, so I made 7 pumpkins and cut a piece of yarn for the garland slightly longer than this. I threaded the pumpkins and knotted them onto the garland yarn at 6 inch (15cm) intervals using the loops created by knotting the top of the stems.
And here is the finished garland. You could make it a halloween garland with lights by threading the pumpkins onto a set of battery controlled LED lights.
Such an easy and quick sew, my Halloween Pumpkin Garland took me about an hour to make in total.
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