How to Make a Large Burlap Pumpkin for Fall

I was on my way to a table of free items advertised on my my local Facebook page when I noticed a large piece of aluminum duct work on the side of the road. So I did what any junk loving crafter would do, I pulled over and threw it into my car. 
Flexible ductwork on grass

This was larger than the pieces of ductwork I've worked with in the past. 

A few years ago I created a pumpkin using a piece of duct hose that was leftover from my dryer installation. 

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This piece was not only longer but it was wider too. The first thing I did was to stretch it out as far as it would go, it was expandable. 

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Length of flexible aluminum duct on gold brick floor

Then I cut it in half. The hose was easy to cut with regular scissors.
2 pieces of ductwork on golden brick floor

I turned one of the pieces around in a circle and attached it together with aluminum flex tape that is made for duct work. I just happened to have some, you could use regular duct tape or masking tape. 
Ductwork in a circle to form a pumpkin.

My intention was to wrap this form in burlap so any tape will work. I hot glued one end of my rolled burlap to the center of the circle then wrapped the burlap around the ductwork. 
Wrapping the ductwork with chevron burlap

I kept wrapping until I went all the way around then hot glued the other end in the center. 
Ductwork completely wrapped in chevron printed burlap

Now I needed a stem so I cut a piece off of an old table leg I had in my workshop. 
Cutting table leg piece off for stem

I mixed a greenish stem colored paint and gave it a quick coat. 
Green paint and painted stem piece

Next it was time for the leaf. I cut a leaf shape out of burlap and painted it green. 
Painting a burlap leaf shape

Green painted burlap leaf

I painted Mod Podge on a length of thick jute twine to give it structure then tied it around the stem. 

I glued the edge of the leaf to the stem and used hot glue to attach it all to the center of the pumpkin. 

I twisted the stiffened jute into a tendril look and attached it to the pumpkin with hot glue in several places. 
Chevron burlap pumpkin with leaf and stem

The pumpkin is light as a feather and looks perfect for Fall. 
Chevron burlap pumpkin on hearth

This can be made with any color or design of rolled burlap, this one was about 4" wide, it comes in all sizes. 

Don't miss the cinnamon antiqued pumpkins I made recently for my mantel. 
mantel and large clock with chevron pumpkin on the wood burning stove.

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Chevron Burlap pumpkin for fall pin

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I had so much fun making this easy project and there's another piece of ductwork leftover to make another one! 

Maybe wrap it with strips of flannel? I can't wait to try it again! 
Chevron burlap pumpkin on the table in front of the window


I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .