Have you seen all the adorable sweater pumpkins in the stores for Fall? I love how cozy and fuzzy they are! I had a stockpile of different foam pumpkins that I bought at a discount store for a $1 and a bunch of different yarn leftover from my DIY Yarn Tree project for last Christmas. I knew I could figure out a way to DIY yarn pumpkins.
I’m going to make 3 different pumpkins for this project. For each pumpkin, I used a foam pumpkin, textured yarn, a yarn needle, a wood stem (Dollar Tree sells bags of them), and a hot glue gun.
hollow out the pumpkins
To start, I removed the fabric from my pumpkin and used a knife to hollow it out…you need space inside the pumpkin when you wrap the yarn around it.
I cut a piece of yarn about 5 feet long and tied one end to the yarn needle. I simply weaved the yarn through the center and wrapped it around the pumpkin. When I got to the end of the strand I hot glued the end to the pumpkin; I then cut another 5 ft length of yarn and repeated until I had covered the pumpkin.
It doesn’t matter where the piece of yarn happens to end because it will be hidden by the other strands of yarn.
I overlapped the yarn as I was wrapping it around the pumpkin to make sure the white of the foam pumpkin wouldn’t show through.
detail of the mini pumpkin
I hot glued a wood stem on top and pushed it down a little.
For the last pumpkin, I used a super chunky yarn. I didn’t even need a needle; it’s so easy to just thread it through the center by hand.
Aren’t they adorable? I nestled them in a wooden crate with some greenery and baby’s breath.