Dollar Tree Braided Pumpkin DIY (Using a Mop Head)

It’s easy to make your own Fall home decor with this simple braided pumpkin DIY.  These precious little pumpkins are made with Dollar Tree styrofoam pumpkins and a Dollar Tree braided mop head! See how it’s done…

I’m pretty sure that pumpkins are my thing.  My blog is full of them! One of my favorites is this Hobnail Milk Glass Pumpkin made with items from the Dollar Tree! These are fun and stylish to use as part of a centerpiece, on a mantle or anywhere you need a pop of Fall.  The braided look is defintely a trend in pumpkins now!

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supplies needed for your own DIY braided pumpkins

  • Dollar Tree styrofoam pumkin (remove the stem)
  • Dollar Tree microfiber mop head 
  • Glue gun
  • Stick from the yard
  • Spray Paint with a color to match your mop head (optional)
  • Greenery (optional)

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Easy steps to make a pumpkin with a braided look

  1. Remove the stem from your pumpkin and create a small hole in it’s place.
  2. Spray paint your pumpkin to better blend with your mop head strands.  (I did not do this on my first try, but I did on my second and it made all of the difference) dt-mop-head-pumpkin-diy-spray paintThese are the same EXACT pumpkins I used in this super Easy Beanie Pumpkin DIY project!  Check it out!
  3. Remove the mop strands from the attachment by cutting them with scissors
  4. Tuck each mop strand into the top of the pumkin wrapping around the circumference of the pumpkin and securing with your hot glue where needed.dt-mop-head-pumpkin-diy-gluing yarn
  5. Repeat this process until entire pumpkin is covered. dt-mop-head-pumpkin-diy-tucking yarn
  6. Insert your stick from the yard and use it to tuck any loose strands into the center.dt-mop-head-pumpkin-diy adding stick
  7. Add greenery around stem as desired. I grabbed a spare piece of wired boxwood and twisted it around my stick.

If you missed the video tutorial, SEE IT HERE

viola!  You can browse my inspiration pumpkinS below as well as my final braided pumpkin diy project using the dollar tree materials.


 

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The braided yarn is so pretty and the gray and white really gives it a similar neutral look! dt-mop-head-pumpkin-diy displayed

It’s fun sitting here on display on top of a stamped book stack DIY that I made here — DIY Decorative Books with Homemade Tassels

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I just love decorating with neutrals!  In fact, this DIY Splatterscreen pumpkin was another of my farmhouse gray pumpkin projects, you may enjoy, as well!splatter-screen-pumpkin-supplies

how to display your braided mop head pumpkins

  1. On an entryway table as you walk in to create a welcoming view.
  2. On a mantel above a fireplace in groupings to bring in all the fall feels.
  3. Display on cake stand pedestals to create varying heights that add interest.
  4. Put them in a built in bookcase or an armoire to decorate your space.
  5. Add them to a fall tablescape in your dining area.
  6. Take smaller versions and add them to each place setting on top of the plates.
  7. Place one on a floating shelf as part of a larger fall gallery wall display.
  8. Create a small fall vignette for a tray or to place on a nightstand using the following:

Other ways to create DIY pumpkin decor on a budget

  • Use fabric scraps and make a stuffed pumpkin for a pillow.
  • Crochet a cover for your pumpkin.
  • Cut up an old sweater and grab an embroidery hoop of any size to make this cute pumpkin DIY.
  • Place a vintage doily over the top of the pumpkin and glue it into place.
  • Use a drop cloth to create a neutral farmhouse looking pumpkin.
  • Cover a pumpkin with a thrift store beanie as seen in this DIY!

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Dollar Tree Mop Head Pumpkin DIY

It's easy to make your own Fall home decor with this simple braided pumpkin DIY.  These precious little pumpkins are made with Dollar Tree styrofoam pumpkins and a Dollar Tree braided mop head! See how it's done...
 
Yield: 1 Pumpkin

Materials

  • 1 Dollar Tree styrofoam pumkin
  • 1 Dollar Tree microfiber mop head
  • 1 Glue gun
  • 1 Stick from the yard
  • 1 Spray Paint with a color to match your mop head optional
  • 1 Greenery optional

Instructions

  • Remove the stem from your pumpkin and create a small hole in it's place.
  • Spray paint your pumpkin to better blend with your mop head strands
  • Remove the mop strands from the attachment by cutting them with scissors
  • Tuck each mop strand into the top of the pumkin wrapping around the circumference of the pumpkin and securing with your hot glue where needed.
  • Repeat the process until the entire surface is covered.
  • Insert your stick from the yard and use it to tuck any loose strands into the center.
  • Add greenery around stem as desired. I grabbed a spare piece of wired boxwood and twisted it around my stick. 

Don’t miss the recent Redfin article I was featured in:
“20 Easy Fall DIY Decor Ideas that You’ll Absolutely Love”

With leaves on the ground and pumpkin spice lattes in hand — there’s no doubt that fall is in full swing. One of our favorite things about this time of year is all the traditions that come with it, like roasting marshmallows by your backyard fire pit or watching scary movies. But nothing makes it feel like the new season is upon us like decorating our homes with festive, fall decor. Whether it’s gathering materials from your yard to create warm-colored tablescapes or visiting your local craft store to make a DIY fall wreath, there are many creative and easy ways to embrace autumn in your home. To help inspire your seasonal decorating, Redfin reached out to experts for our most creative — yet simple — fall home decor projects. So before the cold temperatures approach and you have to prepare your home for winter, check out the Redfin article I was featured in and try out one (or more) of these fall DIY projects this season!

20 Easy Fall DIY Decor Ideas that You’ll Absolutely Love

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40 Comments

    1. southerncrush says:

      Thank you my friend

  1. JaTon Lawver says:

    Oh my goodness!! I LOVE this!!! 🤍🧡

  2. I love this!!! Pumpkins are my thing too and fall decorating is my favorite!

  3. Amazingly beautiful! Has a look of a $60.00 plus decoration item! Thank you!

  4. I’ll have to check and see if you can order from dollar tree! Only have a family dollar in my town and they don’t carry hardly any crafting supplies! Live 90 miles from nearest place to get crafting supplies!

  5. vickie l obrien says:

    these are tooooooo cute!!!! and it just so happens I had purchased one of the mop heads to use for something else like dusting and it’s still laying on top of the dryer waiting to be use — now I just need to go to my she shed and get one of those pumpkins that I bought last fall — thansk so MUCH! for this idea

    1. Pamenator says:

      I did the same thing just this last weekend. Needless to say I was thrilled when I saw this DIY!!

  6. Gurley, Rhonda says:

    Absolutely adorable. Love fall.

  7. Margaret Schindler says:

    I love this. I just bought the sturff to make it

  8. Sandy Simons says:

    Love this craft !!! I love yours more than the original !!!

  9. maxine wallace says:

    love how it turned out

  10. Judy needy says:

    I love this pumpkin in the gray and white!

  11. Suzanne Hodgdon. says:

    Cute idea for another pumpkin in my patch.

  12. Kathryn Baker says:

    This is adorable, unfortunately my Dollar tree doesn’t have the styrofoam pumpkins this year.

  13. I’m a newbie, and I’m L❤VIN’ your talents. I’m looking forward to seeing more. 💕 🌷🌿

    1. southerncrush says:

      Awe! Thank you so much!

  14. Connie Gilreath says:

    Love this it’s so adorable!

  15. Thank you for such thorough instructions. I am curious as to why you crossed out the glue gun? Did you find a better way to attach it??

  16. Love this! Absolutely beautiful!!

  17. I thought this pumpkin was so cute that I had to make one. I love it! Thanks Melanie 😊

    1. southerncrush says:

      Awe thank you! I’m so glad you did!

  18. Super cute! I just love the colors! Thank you for sharing at Embracing Home and Family!

  19. I cannot get over how cute these came out! Plus, the fact that it uses Dollar Tree items!! Win-Win!
    Beautiful project and I will be featuring this project this week on our Embracing Home and Family Link-up party this Friday! Congrats 🙂

    Thanks for linking up and sharing your post with on the Embracing Home and Family Link-up party! We hope you join us again this Friday!

    -Cherelle

    1. southerncrush says:

      Yay! Thank you for the sweet compliments! This one was fun! Can’t wait to be linked up!

    1. southerncrush says:

      Thank you and yes! I’d love to share!

  20. Well, I subscribed to your blog and chose your post as one of my features on the Little Cottage Link Party tomorrow.

    1. southerncrush says:

      Wow!! Thank you so much! I cannot wait to head over tomorrow and see all of the goodness you share!

  21. These are so clever and unique! Love the texture too. Pinned!

    1. southerncrush says:

      Thank you so much! I appreciate you!

  22. This is brilliant! So clever and creative! Pinned!

    1. southerncrush says:

      Awe thank you so much!

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