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20 October, 2012

Easy Halloween Sock Pumpkins

Halloween Sock Pumpkins 4 Are you ready for one more fun pumpkin project? Can we squeeze it in before Halloween? I think so! This time it’s mini-pumpkins made with…Halloween socks! Fun, huh?

Sweater pumpkin They are sort of a miniature version of the easy sweater pumpkins that I showed you earlier this fall…only made with Halloween socks!

BK Baby Kitty really enjoyed the process of making these little guys…especially the part about the pipe cleaners…but I am getting ahead of myself!
 Supplies for Halloween sock pumpkins Here’s what you will need…a supply of Halloween socks (mine came from the dollar aisle at Target), faux mini-pumpkins and some Halloween-colored pipe cleaners (I found mine at Michaels). I have had the mini-pumpkins for several years and never really liked the colors so I was happy to cover them. You will also need some squares of felt for the leaves that I will show you later.

Halloween Sock Pumpkin Instructions And here’s all you do:
1. Cut the sock into two pieces. You can really make two pumpkins from each sock…four from a pair!
2. Turn the sock half inside out and tie off the toe and cut it. This will achieve a more all-over pattern. You can however, skip this step and just pop the pumpkin into the toe of the sock if you don’t mind having a two-toned pumpkin like the one I will show you in a moment.
3. Pull the sock over the pumpkin and cut it to fit. It’s OK if you cut it small since you want it to stretch.
4. Hand stitch the pumpkin closed with a gathering stitch.

Step 5 Now you are ready to add the pipe cleaner stem. Curl a little circle in the pipe cleaner and hot glue it to the sock. Then…just start winding until you achieve a stem.

Halloween Sock Pumpkins 3 You can finish off the final part of the stem by winding it around a skewer to produce a tendril. At this point you can add pumpkin leaves made of felt if you wish. The two-toned black and orange pumpkin was made by keeping the toe of the sock as a part of the pumpkin rather than cutting it off.

Halloween Sock Pumpkins And here you have them! Fun, huh? I think my grandsons will enjoy these since they fit into little hands and are soft and colorful! Now…maybe I am ready for Halloween…well, except for the candy! Can’t buy that too early or I will eat it! How about you? Are you ready?

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my project! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
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The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

A Stroll thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Cedar Hill Ranch for Cowgirl Up! on Tuesdays

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures
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DIY by Design for Fall into Fall

The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays

Stone Gable for Tutorials. Tips and Tidbits on Thursdays
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday 

2805 for Potpourri Friday
At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday

Craftberry Bush for Happy Hour on Saturdays
Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special

See you next time! A la prochaine!

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  1. Debbie another amazing pumpkin craft! I love these! I'm pinning these so I can make some next year!! Hugs, Linda

  2. Oh so cute...I have decopaged and did sweater I have to do sock grands would love those!! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Yet another cute idea! I love that these are small for little hands. I'm sending this idea to my sister! She has 4 little ones in her family.........Sarah

  4. really cute, I have tons of these hiding in drawers!

  5. These are so cute! Very imaginative on your part. I'm with Ceekay - my grands will love them!

  6. Those little pumpkins are adorable!

  7. Your pumpkins are adorable!!! I love the whimsical look, especially with the curly stems- they make me smile! :D

  8. These are really cute. I have some pumpkin wreaths with these little pumpkins and I think I will use them for something like this. The wreaths are not attractive as they are now. You come up with the best ideas.

  9. These are just too stinkin' cute! Love 'em! And you are too crafty and clever! :)

  10. So cute!!!! And I love that you used Halloween socks to make these adorable pumpkins, and that cat is a cutie! I'd love for you to share this and any other crafts at my new linky party, Submarine Sunday. I hope you'll stop by!


  11. I love your creations but also I adore your partners!!!

  12. So cute, Debbie! What will you think of next?! Bet the grands will love those sock pumpkins. Linda

  13. Debbie,
    Too cute, dear friend!!! These would be great "Trick(s)" for special neighborhood children!!! Then, of course, adding the "Treat(s)". Thanks for sharing all the creative ideas!!!
    P.S. Loved seeing that handsome feline, Baby Kitty, once again!!!

  14. Oh my goodness I love these so much! how sweet and simple! I am totally in love! Thank you so much for the inspiration and for linking up at happy hour!
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

  15. These are super!!

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original linky party is open

  16. Hi Debbie, Oh my these are adorable, very nicely made also. I am a new follower, thank you for sharing!

    Have a good day, Nancy

  17. How cute!! And so easy! Love them.


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