How to make cozy fall yarn pumpkins – follow this easy DIY tutorial to make yarn-wrapped faux pumpkins with chunky yarn. Neutral, farmhouse-style pumpkins for fall decorating.
Today I’m going to share a short little video with a super easy fall craft. We’re going to make yarn pumpkins.
Now, this is not a project that I would categorize as a 30-minutes or less type of craft. It’s more of a Friday movie night craft. You know, when you pop on a movie and want to veg out on the weekend?
This is the kind of craft that you can do while watching a movie… or listening to a good podcast or audiobook, since it’s more repetitive than anything else.
But, trust me… I think the result is well worth it.
To make yarn pumpkins, you only need a couple of basic supplies: hot glue and scissors for starters, as well as fake pumpkins and yarn.
I bought my pumpkins on sale at the craft store, and the yarn was a clearance buy. The only thing to remember with the yarn is to buy a thicker yarn. If you use a skinny yarn, this project will take forever, and I honestly don’t think the pumpkins will look as good. So grab a good, chunky yarn in a color that you like.
VIDEO tutorial: Making Yarn-Wrapped Pumpkins
Just watch this quick video below to see how I made these pumpkins 🙂
The Process: Making Yarn Pumpkins
You will want to begin by cutting a few short lengths of yarn. Just measure one strand from stem to bottom of the pumpkin. Then use that length of yarn as a template to cut a handful more. These will be the first pieces of yarn that you attach to the pumpkin.
Next, you will want to secure a piece of yarn in every crease around the pumpkin. Twist one end of the yarn before securing it near the pumpkin stem with hot glue. To keep from burning your finger tips, you can use the end of the scissors to hold the yarn in place until the hot glue takes hold.
Secure each piece of yarn with hot glue at the top, middle, and bottom.
So repeat this process all the way around the pumpkin, being sure you twist each end of the yarn before you glue it in place. This will help ensure you don’t have frayed ends sticking out when you finish with all of the yarn. Make sure you get the end of the yarn as close to the pumpkin stem as possible so that all of the orange is covered.
Fill in the in-between spaces:
Next, it’s time to fill in all of the spaces between the first pieces of yarn. To do this, I prefer to double up the yarn every time. So, cut a double length on yarn. Then fold it in half. Glue the fold near the stem, secure once in the middle, and then twist the two single yarn ends at the bottom of the pumpkin with more glue. By placing the folded end at the top near the pumpkin stem, this limits the number of frayed ends.
So then you just repeat this process in each section until the pumpkin is completely covered. Like I said, it takes a bit of time and can be repetitive. So… pop in a movie or a good podcast.
My Finished Decorative Pumpkins
But that’s it. I love how cozy these yarn pumpkins are for fall. That chunky knit yarn really adds an extra element of texture that’s so soft, and you know I love my neutral home décor color palette.
I hope you enjoyed this fall craft tutorial. Until next time, happy making!
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