An easy autumn DIY decor
In today's post I want to show you how you can easily cast beautiful little pumpkins yourself. Perfect as autumnal decoration for your home or as a gift for your loved ones.

What you need:

  • Pouring concrete
  • Balloons
  • Rubber rings
  • Branch
  • Eucalyptus leaves
  • Hot glue gun
  • Installation glue

How to do it:
1. Mix the concrete
First, mix the concrete. A common mixing ratio is three parts concrete to one part water. However, it's best to follow the recommended mixing ratio from the package insert.

2. Fill the balloons
Fill the mixed concrete mass into a balloon. Use a funnel or the cut-off part of a bottle. Tip: If you inflate the balloon a few times beforehand, it will expand further later and you can cast larger pumpkins.

3. Shape the balloons
Now you must be quick, because the concrete hardens relatively quickly. Knot the filled balloon and tie the still liquid mass with 3-4 tight rubber bands so that the classic pumpkin shape is created.

4. Remove the balloons
Let the pumpkins dry well. Then remove the rubber bands, cut the balloon, and carefully detach it from the concrete mass.

5. Attach the branch
Now cut a piece of your branch about 1 cm long and glue it together with dried eucalyptus leaves in the middle of the pumpkin.

6. Decorate
Your DIY pumpkins are ready. By the way, the little pumpkins look especially great when you arrange them together with dried flowers on a pretty tray.

I wish you a lot of fun while tinkering and much joy with the result!



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