Yarn Pumpkins

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


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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.

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!

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

Supplies for Yarn Pumpkins


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  • Orange yarn
  • Green pipe cleaners
  • Twine
  • Scissors

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.

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

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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.

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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!

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

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


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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!

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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!

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