Pumpkin Ribbon Sculpture

Pumpkin Ribbon Sculpture - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

The only thing more fun than a bow is a good ol’ ribbon sculpture. This little pumpkin is really easy to make! Girls (and ladies) of all ages will love it!


Orange 3/8″ Solid Grosgrain Ribbon
Brown 3/8″ Solid Grosgrain Ribbon
Green 3/8″ Solid Grosgrain Ribbon
Single prong clip
Hot Glue Gun

I bet just by looking at this pumpkin you could probably figure it out.
To make your life even easier I am going to give you the exact measurements of each ribbon! I love being so nice!

To begin cut 3 pieces of Orange Solid Grosgrain Ribbon for the pumpkin part of the ribbon sculpture.

Cut 3 pieces of your Orange 3/8″ Ribbon.

Large- 4 1/4″
Medium- 3 3/4″
Small- 3″

Starting with your smallest ribbon hot glue the ribbon into a circle.

Glue one end of your medium ribbon piece to the top of the small ribbon circle.
Loop it around forming a circle around the small circle.
Reapeat this with your large piece of ribbon.

Cut a piece of green ribbon to 2″.
Glue it in a circle.

Put some glue in the center and press the circle down to form a leaf.

Cut another piece of green ribbon to about 1″ and glue the ends together. This will be a small leaf.
Glue the small leaf onto the base leaf.

Take your brown ribbon and tie it in a knot.

Cut the ends leaving enough left over to fold them over and glue them to the bottom.

Glue this stump on top of your leaves and you’ve got your very own little pumpkin ribbon sculpture!

Pumpkin Ribbon Sculpture - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Line a single prong clip with green ribbon and glue the pumpkin to the clip.

A view of the back.

Happy Halloween!!

Leave a little time to make yourself one of these today!


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  1. Alice
    Posted October 31, 2011 at 8:45 am | Permalink

    Thank you so much for this tutorial. I have been looking for a pumpkin hairbow for my grandaughters and here it is. The directions and photos are so clear and I now feel I can make this myself without any problems at all. Best Wishes for a fun filled week.

    • Cherie
      Posted October 31, 2011 at 8:59 am | Permalink

      Your welcome Alice! Your grandaughters will love them!

  2. Jennifer Francis
    Posted October 22, 2013 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    I’m super excited about trying this only I’m going to use red ribbon and make little apples instead since my little sweetie is headed to the apple orchard this weekend! Thanks so much for the tutorial!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted October 22, 2013 at 12:24 pm | Permalink

      Hi Jennifer! What an awesome idea! I love it! She will look so SO festive! Thank you for sharing Jennifer! Have a wonderful day! Michelle 🙂

  3. Charlotte Payne
    Posted October 6, 2014 at 12:27 pm | Permalink

    Why can’t I pull up tutorial on the spider ribbon sculpture,everytime I click on it gives me a different tutorial. Please advise and thanks in advance

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted October 7, 2014 at 10:40 am | Permalink

      Hi Charlotte! Thank you for your question. I am sorry about the hassle you are experiencing. I have clicked on our Spider Ribbon Sculpture tutorials and YouTube video tutorial, and they are currently working for me. What page are you one when you are experiencing the issue, and I will also go to that page to see if I get the same error? I am sorry Charlotte! Thank you again! Michelle 🙂

  4. Megan
    Posted September 17, 2015 at 12:29 am | Permalink

    Very cute! I’m not going to make a hair bow out of this, but use it on the Halloween crazy quilt i’m working on right now 😀

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted September 17, 2015 at 11:47 am | Permalink

      Hi Megan! What a cute idea! I would never have thought to put this cute ribbon sculpture on a quilt! I love it! Thank you for sharing your creativity and have a wonderful day! Michelle 🙂

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