Today I am going to show you how to make yarn pumpkins using discount store foam pumpkins and some extra yarn. Make a few of these fuzzy, adorable yarn pumpkins to use in your Fall decorating this year!
Embrace the Cozy Charm of Fall with DIY Yarn-Wrapped Pumpkins
Learn how to transform ordinary foam pumpkins into yarn-wrapped pumpkins that capture the essence of fall. Whether you’re a crafting novice or a seasoned pro, this DIY project offers a and add a touch of homemade charm to your decor.
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 $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.
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YARN PUMPKIN SUPPLIES
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.
- Small Foam Pumpkins
- Assorted Textured Yarn
- Yarn Needle
- Wood Stems
- Hot Glue Gun.
How To Make A Yarn Pumpkin
1. 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.
2. Thread the Yarn Through Pumpkins
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.
Here are the stages of threading the yarn through the pumpkin
3. Add A Wood Stem
I hot glued a wood stem on top and pushed it down a little.
Pumpkin With Chunky Yarn
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.
Another great thing about this yarn pumpkin project is that you can personalize it to fit in with your own home decor. They would look fantastic with different brown neutral yarns to fit in with more rustic Fall decor.
- Foam Pumpkins
- Asst. Textured Yarn
- Hot Glue
- Wood Stem (Dollar Tree)
- Yarn Needle (if using thinner yarn)
If your pumpkin is covered in fabric, remove it.
Hollow out the middles of the foam pumpkins. There needs to be space inside the pumpkin when you wrap the yarn through it.
Cut a piece of yarn about 5 feet long and tied one end to the yarn needle. Weave the yarn through the center and wrapped it around the pumpkin.
When you reach the end of the piece of yarn hot glue the end. (hide it behind another piece of yarn) Cut another strand of yarn and repeat until the pumpkin is covered.
Hot glue a wood stem to the top once the pumpkin is covered in yarn.
If you are using chunky yarn then you won't need a yarn needle and will be able to thread the yarn through with your fingers.
Cozy Fall Finds
Are you looking for more pumpkin ideas to make this Fall? Then check out this collective of 11 pumpkin projects that I have made.