Yarn-Wrapped Pumpkin

45 Minutes
Easy

Let's turn a $1 orange foam pumpkin into a cute yarn-wrapped pumpkin made with variegated yarn!
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This easy pumpkin turned out to be one of my favorite fall projects.
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I found this yummy yarn at Michael's. It's made by Loops & Threads - the same company that made the yarn I used for my fall wreath.
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The style is Country Loom™ Colorburst; the color is Chocolate. It's a variegated yarn with brown, copper, gray and white.
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I started with one of those orange foam pumpkins from Dollar Tree, some glue sticks and my hot glue gun - used on the lowest setting. I decided to work from the bottom up, so I simply began gluing and coiling the yarn at the center.
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I worked my way out from the center - then up the sides.
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I took greater care in gluing each row closely to the previous row as I did the sides and top, so the orange pumpkin didn't show through. I stopped when I reached the stem. Since these foam pumpkins have very short stems, I beefed it up a little with some cardboard attached with hot glue.
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Lastly, I wrapped the new cardboard stem with some copper wire-edged ribbon I had on hand. That was it!
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I love variegated yarn, but one never knows exactly where the color will change when starting a project. I was delighted when it began changing to brown about halfway up the pumpkin. This yarn has a marvelous sheen to it.
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And I love the texture this style of yarn gave to my pumpkin.
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I have 2 more fast pumpkins you can read about by clicking on the link to my blog post below.
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If you haven't yet tried making a yarn-wrapped pumpkin, give it a try. It's a quick and easy project, and there are so many interesting yarns available in the stores nowadays. And I'm not finished yet. Pumpkin-Palooza 4 will be posted next week.
Julie@Cut Off in the Keweenaw

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