DIY Denim Pumpkins

Welcome to the October DIY Challenge, hosted by Terrie at Decorate and More with Tip. (You can see my past DIY Challenges here.) This month we were challenged to make some sort of DIY using pumpkins. Here is what I came up with. I had a bag of old jeans waiting to be donated and it dawned on me that I could use the material to make some DIY Denim Pumpkins. (I also made this rag wreath using old denim. Check it out.)

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Materials Used – DIY Denim Pumpkins…

3 styrofoam pumpkin from Dollar Tree
glue gun and plenty of glue sticks
old denim jeans cut into stripes
Driftwood Pieces for the stems

Step 1 in making DIY Denim Pumpkins…

This is such an easy project. It takes a little time, but really not to much. Anyway, first you need to cut up your old jeans into strips.

Cut your jeans into strips

Step 2…

Take out the green stem. They just pull right out. Second, using the glue gun, I put a bunch of glue on the top of the pumpkin, placed a strip of material on the glue and pressed hard to make sure it stuck. Then, I applied more glue to the bottom of the pumpkin making sure to press down the material as best I could. Make sure you to hold the pieces in place for a few seconds each time making sure they stuck.

For the white pumpkin, I used an old pair of shorts that were frayed at the hem. I ended up gluing the frayed part to where the stem would go for a unique touch.

Step 3…

For the stem, I used a piece of driftwood I had left over from this wreath project, but you could find a stick in your yard, or use a wine cork, or whatever you’d like for your stem. You could also add some leaves or yarn or raffia to dress them up.

And that is IT! Very easy. Here they all….I tried putting them in several places in my house. So easy and they look pretty cute.

Please check out all the other fun projects below.


Check out all the other creative bloggers and what they came up with this month…

Terrie – Decorate and More with Tip

Cindy – Cloches and Lavender

Liberty – B4 and Afters

Corine – Junk to Gems

Tammy – Patina and Paint

Carol – Bluesky at Home

Christine – Pallet and Pantry

Michelle – Blessings by Me


  • Reply Tammy October 7, 2020 at 8:15 am

    Jodi I love these! I think that I need to make a few of these to go with my sweater pumpkins!

    • Reply Jodi House October 7, 2020 at 8:35 am

      I loved your sweater pumpkins! I need to make some of THOSE to go with my denim ones. LOL!

  • Reply Liberty October 7, 2020 at 8:19 am

    Yes, those denim pumpkins did turn out pretty cute! They look great!

  • Reply Corine October 7, 2020 at 8:21 am

    They turned out adorable! Love them.

  • Reply Christine October 7, 2020 at 10:05 am

    Your jean pumpkins are just the cutest, Jodi! I’m loving the dark blues this fall so this is the perfect color palette for me!

    • Reply Jodi House October 7, 2020 at 11:04 am

      Thanks, Christine! I am into dark blues/navys lately too! Glad you like my pumpkins.

  • Reply Carol@BlueskyatHome October 7, 2020 at 10:33 am

    Jodi, what a great way to reuse old blue jeans and get a very cute Halloween or fall decoration. I have so many fabric scraps, I may try this idea.

    • Reply Jodi House October 7, 2020 at 11:04 am

      Thanks! I love recycling and reusing stuff.

  • Reply Cindy October 7, 2020 at 11:07 am

    I always enjoy your denim creations and these are super cute. Leaving the fray pieces as details on the white shorts pumpkin is so pretty!


  • Reply Michelle October 11, 2020 at 10:33 am

    These are so cute! I love how they turned out!

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