How to Make a Pumpkin Seed Necklace

How to Use Raw Pumpkin Seeds

October 20, 2017
Pumpkin Seed Necklace
Margo Letourneau

This year, when you hollow out that Halloween pumpkin, save the seeds to make a cool and colorful necklace. Just follow these five steps.

  1. Separate the seeds from the pulp and rinse them well in warm water.
  2. Spread the seeds out on paper towels to dry completely.
  3. When the seeds are dry, color them with felt-tip markers, leaving some uncolored if you wish.
  4. Make holes near the center of each seed, using a big needle or an awl and a block of wood.
  5. String the seeds with a large-eyed needle and fine elastic, using 125 to 130 seeds for a necklace and far fewer for a matching bracelet. (Measure around your neck or wrist before cutting the elastic, allowing a little extra to tie the finishing knot.)

That’s it! Let us know how it works. 

Illustration by Margo Letourneau


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Use them raw?

How long do these last since the seeds are raw? Perhaps they air dry with time and don’t go bad? :)