Hello again friends!
Earlier in the week I showed you how I decorated my lunchroom’s table for Fall. You can see it HERE. The inspiration came from the pink velvet yarn pumpkins that Mary and I made. They were so easy to make and most of the supplies came from Dollar Tree…so I wanted to give you a quick tutorial on how we made them.
We started with these small pumpkin clips from Dollar Tree that come three to a pack. The stem and clip are not needed so I just pulled them off.
Using a steak knife (you’ll need a serrated knife with a point) cut a circle on the top of the pumpkin.
You basically want to core the pumpkin just like you would an apple. Unlike an apple, these pumpkins are made of the nasty styrofoam that sticks to everything. I cut slowly and kept my hand vac around to suck up all of the foam bits as I cut.
Once cored, secure the loose foam by using masking tape to tape up the middle of the pumpkin. When you begin to roll your yarn around the pumpkin, it will be much easier with the tape there so don’t skip this step.
Wrap the velvet yarn around the pumpkin until the entire surface is covered. When you begin to wrap, leave a few inches of yarn loose at the beginning. Once you finish wrapping, tie the “beginning” yarn with the “ending” yarn in a double knot, cut the excess yarn ends and tuck them into the middle of the pumpkin. **I got my yarn at Hobby Lobby and waited until it was 40% off before buying.**
I bought a bag of cut sticks from the Dollar Tree and they worked perfectly as stems. I didn’t have to glue them in because they just easily tucked inside.
My go-to for stems is wire. For these stems, I used brown floral wire. I cut a piece of wire about 5-6 inches long and twisted each end around the handle of a paintbrush to make the swirls.
The leaves were made from brown paper from a paper bag. I drew two different sizes of these leaves on the paper and cut out several leaves at a time by folding the paper before cutting.
I cut small stems with the brown floral wire and hot glued a leaf to each stem. I chose to use one large and one small leaf for each of my pumpkins. I am only using these for decoration so I didn’t glue the stems and leaves onto the pumpkin but just stuck them inside the center just like I did the stem. You can hot glue everything to the pumpkin if you want.
Here’s the finished pumpkin!
Here’s a few photos of the pumpkins being used on my Fall tablescape.
I am not sure if pink is your color of choice for Fall, but these can be made with any kind of yarn in any color. Customize them to your own decor. Based on the costs of the supplies, you should be able to make at least six pumpkins for less than $10.
I hope you like this little craft and try it in your own home. I am seriously thinking of using the larger foam pumpkins at Dollar Tree and a thicker yarn to make more of these yarn pumpkins. If I do, I’ll be sure to share how they turned out!
Thank you so much for visiting Mulch and Paint! I hope that you’ll come back and visit again soon.
Until next time,
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