How To Make A DIY Macrame Pumpkin Cover

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Spruce up the pumpkins on your front porch or in your home with this DIY macrame pumpkin cover!

As you may have noticed, I have jumped with both feet into macrame over the last few months!

It is such a fun and beautiful hobby that is super easy with the right info and practice, plus you can do it while catching up on your favorite fall and halloween movies ๐Ÿ˜‰

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I have also been loving experimenting with combining macrame and seasonal decor!

Today’s combo is this boho macrame pumpkin cover!

I love this this can be used as a boho flair to your from porch pumpkins or even as a beautiful pumpkin centerpiece.

You could even pop a big ol’ pumpkin on your mantel with the macrame topper on it!

At the end I will share two more ideas of how you can use this pumpkin cover.

I am excited to jump in an teach you how I made this so let’s get started!

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DIY Macrame Pumpkin Cover

For a printable copy of the materials and instructions, scroll down.

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How To Make A DIY Macrame Pumpkin Cover

STEP 1: Measure and Cut All Macrame Cord

First we will start off by measuring our all our macrame cord.

Measuring cord is always an important step because you don’t want to end up with too little cord when your are making your project!

Start by taking the end of the cord and wrap it around the top of the pumpkin where you want the cover to sit when finished.

Measure that piece of cord and fold to double it.

Mine measured 14 inches so when I folded it I had 28 inches.

Set that aside for now as we continue measuring.

Now, to figure out how long to cut your cord, measure how far down the pumpkin you want the cover to hang.

Once you have done that, multiply that number by 8.

I decided I wanted mine to hang 6 inches down, so I cut each macrame cord at 48 inches, or 4 ft.

Ok, now that we have our measurements, on to cutting the cord!

Take the cord, measure the amount from before, in this case 28 inches, add the 48 inches and cut!

Set this piece aside as we will be using it in the next step.

Now, cut out 28 more pieces of 48 inch cords.

You should have a total of 29 cords cut going into the next step.

STEP 2: Create the Base For the Macrame Topper

Take the piece of cord that has the extra 28 inches on it and fold it in half.

Measure down 7 inches and cross the two cord tails over one another at the 7 inch line.

Now, take one piece of the 48 inch cord, fold it in half and slip the loop under the crossed section.

From here take the tails of this piece through the loop creating Lark’s Head knot.

This will connect the pieces together, creating a circle which we will now add our remaining cord to.

Next, taking the right tail of the piece of cord that makes up the circle, create another larks head knot over the two pieces.

Repeat this on the left side and all the way around on both sides until you have one 48 inch chord left.

Make sure you keep wrapping the tails of the circle back around under the lark’s head knots, keeping them even, as you will use these for the macrame pattern as well.

Now, once you have one piece left, similar to how you connected the circle together at the beginning, you will close off the circle.

Over lap the two tails of the circle, and over the crossed section put one more larks head knot.

If there is some extra space, you can pull the two circle tails tight to remove the extra space.

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STEP 3: Create the Macrame Pattern

Now we are on to the fun part!

Start by putting the circle on the top of your pumpkin, we will be working our macrame here!

Separate all the cords into 5 sections of 12 strands of chord.

This will include the two tail chords from the circle.

I started with those 4 cords from the closing to make sure they all stayed together and to keep the sections even.

It’s easiest for me to count the closing section as two lark’s head knots and then group each section together in 5 groups of 6 lark’s head knots.

Now, starting with the group that has the closing section of 4 strands, create a triangle of square knots, going from 3, to 2, to 1.

Finish the triangle off with a line of double half-hitch (DDH) knots on either side.

If you aren’t familiar with the DDH knots, be sure to visit this post where I explain how to tie the common macrame knots in detail.

Repeat this step in the rest of the sections.

Now, there will be a large gap between each triangle, we will be using cords from two triangles for this next step.

Starting from the middle gap, count in 4 cord from the middle on the right hand side.

Grab the 4th cord as your holding cord and make a line of DDH knots towards the center of the gap, until you reach the first cord.

Repeat this step on the other side, creating a line of DHH, until you reach the middle of the gap.

Next, count 3 cords in from the middle gap, starting on the right hand side again.

Two inches down from the first DHH knots, create another line of DHH, stopping at the first in the middle as before.

Repeat on the other side, only this time connect the two together.

Trim off extra cord, following the shape of the triangle, so you have about 1 inch of cord left.

Next, repeat the gap steps all the way around.

Now, with the remaining cord at the tip of the triangles, join it all together using a wrap knot.

If you aren’t familiar with this wrap I have a step by step tutorial here, or you can watch this video.

Cut off the extra cord, leaving about 3 inches from the wrap.

Repeat this step all the way around.

Now all that is left is to unravel all the remaining cord tails to create a nice boho fringe!

And there you have it, your own lovely macrame pumpkin cover!

Again, as I said before, you can use this indoors or outdoors and it will look gorgeous either way!

Two Other Uses For Your Macrame Pumpkin Cover

1. Centerpiece For a Vase of Flowers

You can even use this piece by itself with a vase of flowers as a centerpiece, I love it this way because it almost looks like a fun star!

I am so excited to use my pumpkin cover as a centerpiece for Christmas ๐Ÿ˜

2. Macrame Mason Jar Cover

I have seen these often and thought they were adorable so when I realized my pumpkin cover could double as a large mason jar cover I was pretty happy!

How pretty is it this way?!

You can use this method for centerpieces or for fun mantel decor like I did!

As promised, here are the printable instructions:

Yield: 1 Cover

DIY Macrame Pumpkin Cover

DIY Macrame Pumpkin Cover

Spruce up your pumpkins with this fun, boho-style macrame pumpkin cover!

Active Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $5

Materials

Instructions

Measure and Cut all Macrame Cord

Start by taking the end of the cord and wrap it around the top of the pumpkin where you want the cover to sit when finished.

Measure that piece of cord, double that length and make note of it. (Mine was 14" so the doubled length was 28")

Now, measure how far down the pumpkin you want the cover to hang. (I chose 6")

Once you have done that, multiply that number by 8. (I got 6x8 = 48")

Cut one long piece of cord with your doubled top figure (28") and your length times 8 (48").

Then cut out 28 more pieces as your length times 8.

You should have 29 pieces of cord - one that's your length times 8 plus twice the length around the top of your pumpkin and 28 the length times 8.

Create the Base for the Macrame Topper

Take the piece of cord that has the extra 28 inches on it and fold it in half.

Measure down 7 inches and cross the two cord tails over one another at the 7 inch line.

Now, take one piece of the 48 inch cord, fold it in half and slip the loop under the crossed section.

From here take the tails of this piece through the loop creating Lark’s Head knot.

This will connect the pieces together, creating a circle which we will now add our remaining cord to.

Next, taking the right tail of the piece of cord that makes up the circle, create another larks head knot over the two pieces.

Repeat this on the left side and all the way around on both sides until you have one 48 inch chord left.

Make sure you keep wrapping the tails of the circle back around under the lark’s head knots, keeping them even, as you will use these for the macrame pattern as well.

Now, once you have one piece left, similar to how you connected the circle together at the beginning, you will close off the circle.

Over lap the two tails of the circle, and over the crossed section put one more larks head knot.

If there is some extra space, you can pull the two circle tails tight to remove the extra space.

Create the Macrame Pattern

Start by putting the circle on the top of your pumpkin, we will be working our macrame here!

Separate all the cords into 5 sections of 12 strands of chord.

This will include the two tail chords from the circle.

I started with those 4 cords from the closing to make sure they all stayed together and to keep the sections even.

Finish the triangle off with a line of double half-hitch (DDH) knots on either side.

If you aren’t familiar with the DDH knots, be sure to visit this post where I explain how to tie the common macrame knots in detail.

Repeat this step in the rest of the sections.

Now, there will be a large gap between each triangle, we will be using cords from two triangles for this next step.

Starting from the middle gap, count in 4 cord from the middle on the right hand side.

Grab the 4th cord as your holding cord and make a line of DDH knots towards the center of the gap, until you reach the first cord.

Repeat this step on the other side, creating a line of DHH, until you reach the middle of the gap.

Next, count 3 cords in from the middle gap, starting on the right hand side again.

Two inches down from the first DHH knots, create another line of DHH, stopping at the first in the middle as before.

Repeat on the other side, only this time connect the two together.

Trim off extra cord, following the shape of the triangle, so you have about 1 inch of cord left.

Next, repeat the gap steps all the way around.

Now, with the remaining cord at the tip of the triangles, join it all together using a wrap knot.

If you aren’t familiar with this wrap I have a step by step tutorial here, or you can watch this video.

Cut off the extra cord, leaving about 3 inches from the wrap.

Repeat this step all the way around.

Now all that is left is to unravel all the remaining cord tails to create a nice boho fringe!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

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