Easy twine pumpkins for fall decorations

‘Tis the season for pumpkin everything! Create cute, yet incredibly cheap and easy fall decor with these twine pumpkins.


  • Twine
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Scissors
  • Plastic wrap roll or empty paper towel roll (optional)


Create the body of the pumpkin with twine. You can use a plastic wrap cylinder or empty paper towel roll to wrap your twine. Start a quarter of the way down the roll and start wrapping the twine until it covers the rest of the roll. Cut the twine leaving an 8- to 10-inch tail. Another option is wrapping the twine around your three middle fingers. Just make sure you have enough to form the entire pumpkin.

Using your thumb in the center, push the twine off the tube and gather in your hand. Or gently push off your three fingers. Run the excess tail of twine through the center and then secure it by tying a knot around the center of the twine ring with the opposite end.

Pull the twine around into a circle, fanning it out to look like a pumpkin shape.

Gently slide a cinnamon stick into the center of the twine pumpkin.

This article originally appeared in the October 2018 issue of Chicago Parent. Read the rest of the issue.

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