How to make Recycled Halloween Pumpkins with tights

How to make Recycled Halloween Pumpkins with tights

I have very little time to craft at the moment, between my two oldest kids and the baby, my days are full and I barely have time to rest. That’s why I wasn’t planning on making any Halloween or Fall craft this year. BUT I saw too many pretty pumpkins on Pinterest and Insta…and I wanted some too.

I came up with a very easy and quick idea: using tights to make cute little pumpkins. They are pretty, soft and unbreakable…which is great when you have a baby girl who just start walking and grab everything she can.

Be sure to check out my others Halloween craft. I’m sure you will enjoy this Sugar skull candle votive (free print included, so easy to make) and this easy to make DIY fall yarn hanging.

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Tengo muy poco tiempo para hacer manualidades en este momento, entre mis dos hijos mayores y la bebé, mis días están llenos y apenas tengo tiempo para descansar. Por eso no planeaba hacer ningún DIY de Halloween o para el Otoño este año. PERO vi demasiadas calabazas bonitas en Pinterest y Instagram … y se me antojo tener algunas.

Se me ocurrió una idea muy sencilla y rápida: usar medias para hacer pequeñas calabazas. Son bonitas, suaves e irrompibles … lo cual es genial cuando tienes una beba que comienza a caminar y agarra todo lo que encuentra.

How to make Recycled Halloween Pumpkins with tights

How to make Recycled Halloween Pumpkins with tights

Material you will need:

  • tights
  • cushion filler
  • rope 
  • scissors

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Material que necesitarás para hace las calabazas

  • medias
  • relleno para cojín
  • mecate
  • tijeras

How to make Recycled Halloween Pumpkins with tights

Cut a piece of tights of more or less 8 inches long.

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Cortas un trozo de malla de mas o menos 15 cm de largo

How to make Recycled Halloween Pumpkins with tights

Make a knot to close one side

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Haz un nudo de un lado

How to make Recycled Halloween Pumpkins with tights

Flip the tights to have the knot inside, and fill it with the cushion filler. The more filler you put in the bigger your pumpkin will be.

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Volteas la malla para que el nudo quede adentro, y rellena la malla con relleno para cojin. Mas relleno pones mas grande sera tu calabaza.

How to make Recycled Halloween Pumpkins with tights

Once you are done filling, close the tights with a second knot.

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Una vez que terminas con el relleno, cierras la malla con otro nudo.

How to make Recycled Halloween Pumpkins with tights

Cut a piece of rope. Take the center of the rope and make a knot around the pumpkin stem.

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Corta un trozo de cuerda. Toma el centro de la cuerda y haz un nudo alrededor del tallo de la calabaza.

How to make Recycled Halloween Pumpkins with tights

Wrap the rope around your pumpkin as if it was a gift. You have to squeeze the rope a bit to create the pumpkin shape. Wrap it several times so your pumpkin looks pretty. End up by making a knot with the two ends of the rope. Do it on top of your pumpkin, close to the stem.

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Envuelta la cuerda al rededor de tu calabaza como si fuera un regalo. Tienes que apretar un poco el mecate para crear la forma de calabaza. Da varias vueltas para que quede bonita tu calabaza. Terminas haciendo un nudo con los dos extremos de la cuerda. Haz lo en la parte superior de tu calabaza.

How to make Recycled Halloween Pumpkins with tights

You can add a bit of spray adhesive to fix the tights end and roll it on itself to make it look like the pumpkin stem. Tangle the strings a little (I don’t know how are called these spiral things that pumpkins have). And ready!

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Puedes agregar un poco de pegamento en spray para fijar el extremo de la malla como si fuera el tallo de la calabaza, y enredar un poco las cuerdas como si fueran ramitas (o no se como se llamas estas cosas en forma de espiral que tienen las calabazas). Y listo!

How to make Recycled Halloween Pumpkins with tights

These pumpkins are super fast to do, once you catch the wave I think it takes like 5 minutes to make one. I made them using white and beige tights …. but you can make them in any color, it would also be fun to make them with tights that have an original design.

Do you like this Halloween DIY? What color do you want to make your pumpkins? Any fun color combination to try?

If you are looking for more Halloween craft inspiration sure to check these 18 recycled pumpkin crafts.

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Estas calabazas son super rápidas de hacer, una vez que agarras la onda creo que te tardas como 5 minutos haciendo una. Yo las hice usando mallas blancas y beige….pero las puedes hacer en cualquier color, también seria divertido hacer unas con mallas que tienen un diseño original.

Te gusta este paso o paso de Halloween? En que color quieres hacer tus calabazas? Alguna combinación de colores original?

How to make Recycled Halloween Pumpkins with tights

How to make Recycled Halloween Pumpkins with tights

  How to make Recycled Halloween Pumpkins with tights

How to make Recycled Halloween Pumpkins with tights

Want to remember this? Save this DIY Halloween pumpkins tights in your favorite Pinterest board.

How to make Recycled Halloween Pumpkins with tights

 

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    This is genius! I believed that those are real pumpkins! You tricked me!! Amazing, and so easy!

    • amaryllis
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      Thanks Arianna.You are right they are so damn easy to make, perfect craft to make with your girls!

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    So adorable. I remember this craft in school, it was always fun.

    • amaryllis
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      Thanks Nicole…I never made pumpkins at school! So glad I made a bunch of this ones to compensate 😉