How to Make a Yarn Pumpkin

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As you know My friends Terrie and Tammy and I are doing a Fall home series. This week is the kitchen. This craft I am showing you today is going to be going in my kitchen somewhere. That place, I will show on Thursday. and how I decorated that area of my kitchen. You can find some of my Fall decorating from last year here.

I found this adorable fuzzy yarn pumpkin at my favorite craft store. But it was fifty dollars, no thank you. That being said I knew I needed to figure out how to make one. If I go back to that store I will try and take a picture of the original inspiration pumpkin to show you.

First I bought a paper mache pumpkin which was half off. I already had this braided yarn at home I knew I would use. The tools I used were a hot glue gun and scissors.

I started by measuring and cutting the yarn strands to the size I need to go from top to bottom. I did not want to cover the bottom and make it look like a circle. I wanted it to be able to sit on it’s own. Then I just started gluing the strands on each indentation of the pumpkin. And then I filled in between each of them.

I love how it turned out! I took the leaves off I thought they made it look more like an apple. My real pumpkins do not have leaves near their stems. Then I added a dried pumpkin stem I had saved from last year for just this purpose. For a little extra I added some raffia tied around the stem.

What do you Think? I hope you join us ladies as we Fall decorate our homes with you each week on our Facebook pages. Here is mine.

I will be sharing their videos on my Facebook page also so you can be sure to see their decorating.

I will share some similar products you can find by clicking on the pictures. As an Amazon associate I may make a small portion from a sale. And for that I am very grateful to you.

Have a beautiful day friends and God Bless!

16 thoughts on “How to Make a Yarn Pumpkin

  1. Corine this turned out so pretty. I am going to copy this craft you shared to make for myself. Thank you! Can’t wait to see your kitchen. It’s always beautiful but it will be wonderfully beautiful with your Fall touches.

  2. Corine I love how this turned out! I made a similar one last year, but had to braid the yarn. Which was a challenge. How pretty is this one! I definitely will be making one of these. Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. Hi Corine, this yarn pumpkin is just adorable. Love all that chunky texture! I’m featuring this post on All About Home this evening. Thanks so much for coming by and sharing with us!

  4. Sooo cute!!! My daughter and I both love chunky knit… I’m going to have to go get some yarn and make me a copy of your pumpkin. ;)’ Happy to feature your post at this week’s Share Your Style #318 for you. <3

    Happy fall!!!
    Barb 🙂

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