DIY Halloween Cross Stitch Pumpkins

Non-traditional pumpkins are definitely on-trend this year, and these pumpkins are just as easy and fun to make without the hassle of breaking out the miniature pumpkin-carving saws. Plus, you can still use whichever colors and designs you want in order to personalize your pumpkins to fit your aesthetic.

Grab a needle and thread, you’re about to have the coolest pumpkins on the block this year!

Halloween DIY: Cross Stitch Pumpkins
Halloween DIY: Cross Stitch Pumpkins Supplies

-Drill
-Drill bit (1/16)
-Pumpkins (I used ones that are 5″ in diameter)
-Embroidery thread
-Large embroidery needle
-Printed design that you want to put on your pumpkin
-Clay tool or something to poke small holes in the pumpkin
-Tools to cut and gut pumpkin (such as a knife and large spoon to scoop out the inside)

How-To

Step 1: Clean and gut the pumpkin completely to prep it for the embroidery thread.

Step 2: Create a design on a 4″ x 4″ grid (this is how big my grid was based on the size of the pumpkins I used), and print and cut it out.

Halloween DIY: Cross Stitch Pumpkins

Step 3: Place the design on the pumpkin and, using your clay tool, make small perforations on the corners of each square in your design. You don’t need to puncture all the way through, just enough so that you can see the hole once the design is removed from the pumpkin.

Halloween DIY: Cross Stitch Pumpkin

Step 4: Using the drill, make the perforations you just made larger and drill all the way through to the inside of the pumpkin.

Halloween DIY: Cross Stitch Pumpkin

Step 5: Thread your embroidery needle with thread. Using your printed design as a guide, poke the needle in a hole going toward the inside of the pumpkin and then back through another hole to the outside, creating X’s in the squares of your design.

Step 6: When you are finished, remove the needle, cut any excess string and knot the string on the inside of the pumpkin. Place the top back on and show off your creation!

Halloween DIY: Cross Stitch Pumpkin Halloween DIY: Cross Stitch Pumpkins

Source by Sam Ushiro

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