Thursday, September 26, 2013

Yarn Pumpkins

These little yarn pumpkins will look sweet adorning your mantel throughout the fall!

Make this simple yarn pumpkin garland for your fall mantel!

The pumpkins were the result of a crafting accident of sorts. I had thought of making pumpkins out of yarn pom-poms (I know, enough with the pom-pom crafts!!), but they didn't turn out great. The round shape of the pom-pom didn't feel very pumpkin-like.

Make this simple yarn pumpkin garland for your fall mantel!

But in the midst of making the pom-pons, I noticed that they look quite a bit like squat little pumpkins right before you cut them into pom-poms!

How to make a simple yarn pumpkin garland!

So pretty much these are unfinished pom-poms. You can make one in 5 minutes - here's how!

Supplies for Yarn Pumpkins





How to Make Yarn Pumpkins


If you've never made a pom-pom before, refer to my pom-pom tutorial for more detailed step-by-step instructions. Here's the condensed version:

1. Wrap yarn around four fingers about 120 times or so.

How to make yarn pumpkins

2. Cut a ~10 inch piece of yarn and stick it between your fingers to wrap it around the big yarn loop

Simple yarn pumpkin tutorial

3. Line up the piece of yarn in the middle of the yarn loop, and tie - pulling taut and wrapping around the backside as well.

How to make yarn pumpkins - just like making a pom-pom!

4. You now have your basic pumpkin shape. Cut a 2 inch piece of pipe cleaner and tie to the pumpkin using the two loose strands of yarn from Step 3. Don't trim the strands yet!

How to make yarn pumpkins - just like making a pom-pom!

How to make yarn pumpkins - just like making a pom-pom!

5. Wrap the pipe cleaner around itself to form the stem.

How to make yarn pumpkins - just like making a pom-pom!

6. Pretty up your pumpkin by tucking in any loose loops

How to make yarn pumpkins - just like making a pom-pom!

Yarn pumpkin craft - so easy to make!

7. Once again using the loose strings on the pumpkin to tie them around the twine. Continue making pumpkins until you have enough for your garland!

Yarn pumpkin garland - such a fun fall craft idea!

Yarn pumpkin garland - such a fun fall craft idea!

These would also look cute as stand-alone yarn pumpkins scattered down the middle of your dining table or mixed in with some real mini pumpkins on the mantel as well!

How cute are these yarn pumpkins? So easy to make!

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