Bring a little bit of the Fall season into your home with these simple Yarn Pumpkins! All you need are a couple of materials to put these together.
- Styrofoam or Foam craft balls (any size). I got mine at the Dollar Store!
- Chunky Yarn. I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Pumpkin color
- Cork stoppers for crafting (like THESE)
- Hot glue gun
Then poke hole or chisel enough foam away on the top for your cork to fit snuggly inside it. I used some sharp scissors to do this. Heat up your hot glue gun and start wrapping your yarn around your pumpkin, glueing as you go.
There are 3 ways you can wrap the yarn around your pumpkin. First you can do it in vertical strips, strand-by-strand (pic 1). Or you can wrap it horizontally in a spiral, starting from the top of the cork down to the bottom (pic 2). The third technique I used was wrapping it in triangular sections (pic 3). This was actually the easiest and quickest way and I like the way it looks most like a pumpkin.
Cut a little leaf out of felt and/or burlap and glue it on for a finishing touch!
These would be great on a mantel or as a centerpiece.
Now check out these other fabulous pumpkin projects from #myfavoritebloggers!