Eco Decor DIY: Repurposed mini pumpkins!

Eco Decor DIY: Repurposed mini pumpkins!

November 13, 2023

Getting crafty: Repurpose your old dryer balls into cute mini pumpkins! 


We love everything about eco-friendly decorations. In fact, let’s dispel the myth that just because you’ve switched to a low-impact lifestyle, your seasonal decorations need to suffer. On the contrary! With a little thought (consider materials, where they come from, and if possible, how they were made) you’ll find unique and beautiful decor that lasts. 

If you’re feeling crafty, we’ve got a fun way to repurpose your old Friendsheep Eco Dryer Balls into cute, handmade mini pumpkins for fall!

Using few materials and simple directions, crafting is a great way to gather, create, get festive, reduce AND reuse! 

(Not quite sure if you’re ready to retire your dryer balls? Check out this post here.)



Tools & Materials

  • Friendsheep Eco Dryer Ball (or any wool dryer ball ready to retire!)
  • Glue gun
  • Thread
  • Small twig or cinnamon stick (adds a nice scent to your creations)


Simple Steps

  1. Using the thread, stretch it around the circumference of your dryer ball 
  2. Cross, tighten, and knot the thread

  3. Continue Steps 1 and 2, working your way around the dryer ball to give it a classic pumpkin shape
  4. Using the glue gun, glue a small twig - or cinnamon stick - to the center of the pumpkin



Then enjoy decorating the dining room table, windowsill, mantel and beyond! Have kids? Send them out to gather natural goodies like acorns, pine cones or fall leaves. They’ll look great arranged with your new (repurposed!) decor.

For a perfect final touch, add to your arrangements a few drops of our Fall Fest essential oil blend - a warm and inviting blend of organic orange and lemon, on a rich base of cinnamon and clove bud. Mmmm...

Enjoy! It's time to get festive, reduce AND reuse.

This DIY project is a great reason to gather the kids or get friends together. Have someone bring the glue gun, and put someone else in charge of beverages. Wine, mulled cider or hot cocoa, your choice!

Want more unique repurposing ideas? Check out this blog post for 10 eco-friendly ways to reuse your retired Friendsheep dryer balls... from crafting to composting!



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