DIY CONCRETE PUMPKINS

DIY CONCRETE PUMPKINS

And just like that we are in September ! so the pumpkin decorating season can officially began!
Today i would love to show you a super easy and budget friendly autumn decor - concrete pumpkins that can be created in any size and can stay indoors or out - plus unlike real ones can be re used

DIY CONCRETE PUMPKINS

ok one more photo before i crack on with writing instructions ;)

DIY CONCRETE AND MORTAR PIMPKINS

Materials
ready mixed concrete
gloves
bucket
tights
string
scissors
a bit of rope and some glue

DIY CONCRETE AND MORTAR PIMPKINS

1 Mix concrete as directed on a packaging - i added less water so the mixture is a bit thicker than usual

DIY CONCRETE AND MORTAR PIMPKINS

2 ( option 1) load the concrete into a tight leg thats cut off - as much as you like i done random sizes and tie it in - “bounce the concrete a bit so there is bigger chance of having a smooth finish

DIY CONCRETE AND MORTAR PIMPKINS

2 (option 2) - if you want to put the rope into the pumpkin without having to glue it in at the end - then grab some rope and tie it twice - then place one end of the rope with knot firmly inside and tie your tight leg in

DIY CONCRETE AND MORTAR PIMPKINS

3 - now its the time to shape your pumpkins - to create a shape you will need 4 pieces of string and you can start ting it all round

DIY CONCRETE AND MORTAR PIMPKINS

4 - once you finished with tying your string your pumpkin should look like this one ( depending on shape of course) - leave it to set for 24 h and do not leave it to dry on the sun - i left it in shady spot

DIY CONCRETE AND MORTAR PIMPKINS
DIY CONCRETE AND MORTAR PIMPKINS

5 once 24h roughly passed it is time to untie your pumpkins - i found that it was much easier for the string to be cut from the bottom of the pumpkin - the concrete will most likely still not be fully set so please take care when cutting and removing the string

DIY CONCRETE AND MORTAR PIMPKINS
DIY CONCRETE AND MORTAR PIMPKINS

6 - once the string is removed cut the tight knot and start removing it so you can see your beautify made concrete pumpkin

DIY CONCRETE AND MORTAR PIMPKINS

Here are all the pumpkins straight after i removed string and tight - as you can see some of them still have stubborn bits of string that i used to shape them still attached - i simply cut them off cos i was worried i will break the pumpkin ;)
Photo below shows rope knots glued into the pumpkin - i used what i had in the house in my case it was a bit of grip fill ( haha dont judge i am all for reuing whats in the house rather than buy new )

DIY CONCRETE PUMPKINS

I hope that you enjoyed this quick and easy tutorial as much as i enjoyed making them -
Pumpkins have 2 different colors as i used 2 different types of concrete ( i had a some left at home so i put it to a good use )
Pumpkins can be painted as well, i be repainting mine maybe next year as this year i be enjoying the raw look
Happy Making !
Love Pati x