Boo! Sweater Pumpkins + Homeforthefallidays Halloween Craft Hop

Halloween Decorating Ideas Boo sign - Pocketful of Posies

Hi Everybody!

Today I am back with fun and easy Halloween Craft for you as Part of our #HomefortheFallidays Instagram Game!  This week our theme was a Halloween Craft to please be sure to jump over to Instagram and check out all the awesome Halloween craft entries.  Each week we share our favorite entry across all 16 of our Instagram account, so don’t forget to share one of your own Halloween crafts! As part of the our game some of the other Hostesses and I have teamed up to now only show you some awesome Halloween Crafts, but we’re also showing you how we made them!

  1. Día de Muertos Luminaries by Flourish and Knot
  2. Textured Jute Pumpkin  by Little Bits of Home
  3. Boo Pumpkins by Our House Now a Home
  4. Boo! Sweater Pumpkins by Pocketful of Poses
  5. Scare Crows For Halloween by Lehman Lane
  6. Spooky Chandelier by Beauteeful Living
  7. Spider and Bat Wreath by Oh the fun
  8. Spooky Halloween Village by Shabby Grace Blog

For my Halloween craft I chose to make these cute exclamative Sweater Pumpkins.  These are the same style sweater pumpkins you can see on my Thrifted Fall Table and my 2015 Fall-oween Home Tour but this time I gave them a little extra eerie pizazz by adding BOO! to one side and EEK! to the other, making them the perfect Halloween Center Piece for our upcoming Monster Bash.  For more awesome Halloween decorating ideas check out my Halloween Costumes and Decor Pinterest Board!
project recipe

To  make my sparkly letters I first trimmed the “I” into the shape of a “!”.  Next I applied a thin coat of Mode Podge with a small paint brush and then sprinkled on the glitter making sure to get a nice thick coat of glitter over the letter.  

The Mode Podge did make the letters want to curl up, because they are so thin.  To help keep them a little flatter I turned them upside down after a few minutes to dry.  The curling was not a problem for the final outcome of my project.  

While waiting for my letters to dry, I quickly made up some white sweater pumpkins.  This can be easily accomplished by using the sleeves of a sweater or, cutting a portion of the sweater, then sewing it together in the shape of a tube.  It is important to make sure it is inside out when sewing.  Once all the sewing is done flip it so the reverse side of the sweater is once again facing in and fill it with Polly Fill.  To seal the pumpkin I used a jute twine to tie off the top and then wrap around the outside of the pumpkin twice to create a lobed effect.  After that was done I added my drawer pulls to the top of the pumpkins by simply pushing the screws through the opening at the top.  To complete the look I glued my newly glittered letters to the outside of the pumpkin using hot glue.  Placing Boo! on one side and EEK! on the reverse.

Boo Sign DIY Halloween Decor - Pocketful of Posies

After that all that was left to do was to place them on my table with some fun Halloween decorations.   I used a few more small sweater pumpkins in orange, white, and black.  Some crows and skulls from the dollar store, and some fun Halloween lights and spiderweb table runner from Target’s Dollar Spot.

Boo Sign Halloween Decor - Pocketful of Posies

Boo Sign Halloween Decor - Pocketful of Poises

Boo Sign Halloween Decor - Pocketful of Posies

I hope you all enjoyed our #Homeforthefallidays Halloween Craft Hop!  Please be sure to stop by and join in the fun with our Instagram Game!  Each week we feature our favorite entry across 16 Instagram Accounts, so you don’t want to miss out!

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25 thoughts on “Boo! Sweater Pumpkins + Homeforthefallidays Halloween Craft Hop

  1. These are so great! The knobs on top are perfect. Also, the way you displayed them is so so cute! Thanks for hosting!

  2. Totally loving this project, Cat! Such a creative way to display these "sweater pumpkins" too! I’m so amazed by all these DIY projects shared today! – Tee

    1. Thank you so much Tee! I’m really happy with the way they turned out! They really add some pizzaz to our table!

  3. These are so lovely! What a great way to up-cycle an old sweater. Thanks for organizing the hop! I’m loving what we’re all coming up with.

  4. Such a great idea to add the words to your sweater pumpkins Cat! I really like the glitter I bet they really sparkle at night:). Thank you so much for organizing this craft hop, it’s so fun!

    1. Thank you Tara! They do all a little sparkle to the house! There’s nothing wrong with a little glam and shine!

  5. This is so cute! I absolutely LOVE your sweater pumpkin ideas…I think they might be one of my favorite homemade pumpkins. Love the vignette also. Thanks for the tutorial.

  6. These are awesome and I love how you have them displayed on the candlesticks! Thanks again for organizing the blog hop!

  7. Cat, as always this is such a creative idea and the way you have them displayed on those candlesticks is pure genius! love love love! Hugs, CoCo

  8. This is an adorable project! Thank you so much for linking up at Create • Share • Inspire!

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