How to Make a Yarn Pumpkin

1 Hour
Photo by Ylanite Koppens on

As you know My friends Terrie and Tammy and I are doing a Fall home series. This week is the kitchen. This craft I am showing you today is going to be going in my kitchen somewhere. That place, I will show on Thursday. and how I decorated that area of my kitchen. You can find some of my Fall decorating from last year here.

I found this adorable fuzzy yarn pumpkin at my favorite craft store. But it was fifty dollars, no thank you. That being said I knew I needed to figure out how to make one. If I go back to that store I will try and take a picture of the original inspiration pumpkin to show you.

First I bought a paper mache pumpkin which was half off. I already had this braided yarn at home I knew I would use. The tools I used were a hot glue gun and scissors.

I started by measuring and cutting the yarn strands to the size I need to go from top to bottom. I did not want to cover the bottom and make it look like a circle. I wanted it to be able to sit on it’s own. Then I just started gluing the strands on each indentation of the pumpkin. And then I filled in between each of them.

I love how it turned out! I took the leaves off I thought they made it look more like an apple. My real pumpkins do not have leaves near their stems. Then I added a dried pumpkin stem I had saved from last year for just this purpose. For a little extra I added some raffia tied around the stem.

What do you Think? I hope you join us ladies as we Fall decorate our homes with you each week on our Facebook pages. Here is mine.

I will be sharing their videos on my Facebook page also so you can be sure to see their decorating.

I will share some similar products you can find by clicking on the pictures. As an Amazon associate I may make a small portion from a sale. And for that I am very grateful to you.

Have a beautiful day friends and God Bless!

Frequently asked questions

Have a question about this project?

  2 questions


Join the conversation