Pumpkins are the perfect sign of fall aren’t they? I love how there are so many different ways to make pumpkins. I’m amazed at the creativity I’ve seen this year around the blog world! And the pumpkin recipes all sound so delicious. I’ve already made a pumpkin pie and had pumpkin cream cheese bars at a friends house, both fantastic!
Today I’m going to show you how to make a yarn wrapped pumpkin.
- orange yarn
- green and brown felt
- sturdy fabric or batting
- polyfil stuffing
- hot glue
Let’s get started shall we?
For my pumpkin I used an extra piece of batting I had lying around, but you can use any sturdy fabric you may have. Cut your fabric into a square, size is up to you. The larger the square the larger the pumpkin. Mine was about 12×12.
Fill the middle of your fabric with a mound of polyfil. Grab the edges of your fabric and wrap up the polyfil so you have a stem-like bunch of fabric on top, tie with a piece of twine or yarn.
Now let’s make it look like a pumpkin. Tie the end of your yarn around your stem.
Start wrapping up your pumpkin.
It looks a little funky at first, but keep wrapping. Make sure you are filling in areas on all sides. Fill it in as much as you like and when you feel you have wrapped it enough hot glue your end near the stem. At the same time hot glue an end of your twine to start wrapping the stem.
Cut a leaf shape out of your green felt, we are going to slip it in while we wrap the stem.
Wrap your twine around about 5 times and then hold your leaf in place while you wrap more twine around your leaf tip. Once your leaf is secure fold it down out of the way and wrap your twine all the way to the top.
With a tiny circle of brown felt, cover the top of your stem.
Use your pumpkin to add some autumn flavor to a part of your house. Here’s mine making it’s home with my favorite lamp, the blue and orange together are lovely!
Will you try a yarn wrapped pumpkin this year? I would love to see it!