I just started to dig into my Fall decor…don’t you just love this time of year? I can never get enough of the crisp air, warm apple cider, pumpkin pie, the list goes on! So as I was going through last year’s Fall decor, I figured it might be fun to make something different and up-cycled this year. The question was, what could I create for Fall using materials that I already had at home? My mind went straight to pumpkins…and the material? Nylon Stockings. The end result were these (super fun to make) funky little Nylon Pumpkins!
Up-Cycled Nylon Pumpkins [DIY]
Gather up a spool of thread and a couple pairs of old nylon stockings, various colors work great (I used tan and purple).
Cut the nylon into pieces, each approx. 6″ in length.
Leaving one end sticking up, pull up the opposite end,creating somewhat of a cup. Think of it as an upside-down mushroom.
Using pillow stuffing (or really any type of filling), stuff around the inside of the cup you created with the nylon stocking. Be sure to keep the end you pulled through sticking up.
Using your thread, tie up the top of the filling stocking. Leave approx. 1/4-1/2″, this will become the pumpkins stem!
Next, spin the thread up and around the stem of the pumpkin, just to get the top into that stem like shape. Then bring the thread back down the stem and wrap it once around the body of the pumpkin. Spin the thread around the stem again, then wrap it around the body of the pumpkin again in a different spot. Continue wrapping the thread around the body of the pumpkin a few more times (pulling tight) so that you create the groves in the pumpkin.
Once you’ve finished wrapping the thread around the pumpkin, tie up the thread back around the stem.
At the point, you can finish off the stem however you would like. One option is coloring the stem in with brown marker to give it a natural look….
Or, you could wrap and glue a piece of bright colored ribbon around it…
This tuned out to be such a fun project, and I’m more than pleased with the way my nylon pumpkins turned out!
5 responses to “Up-cycled Nylon Pumpkins [DIY]”
ahhh these pumpkins are adorable! I must pin! Thank you for sharing!
how cool, clever idea for those odd and mismatched knee highs I have all over the place!! I have got to make that wreath too!! love your ideas Jordan!
Thanks Leslie! This certainly is a great way to put all those miss-mates to use!