As promised, here is my blog post on creating yarn pumpkin garland! Not only is this perfect for October/Halloween, but I plan to leave my pumpkins up through Thanksgiving (assuming I can hold off from putting up my Christmas decorations that long).
I used a variety of colors because I think that helped make them look a bit more “fall” and a little less “Halloween”. Send me some pics if you try this yourself!
- Colored yarn (orange, mustard yellow, dark green, etc.)
- Green pipe cleaners
- Cardboard form/book
Wrap the yarn around your cardboard form/book (mine was around 5″) approximately 120 times. If you don’t have a book or cardboard handy, you can actually wrap it around your hand and that works just as well.
Tie a 10” piece of yarn (the same color as what you are using) around the center of this yarn bunch, between the yarn and the cardboard.
Pull the yearn off of the form.
Tie the same piece of yarn around the other side, and pull tight. Now you should have a cute, squat little pumpkin shape!
Cut a 2” piece of pipe cleaner, weave it under the loose strand of yarn and then twist the ends around eachother to form a stem.
“Fluff” your pumpkin by gently pulling at the loops until it looks how you like.
Use the loose yarn ends to tie the pumpkin to your twine.
Hang them up and enjoy!
Pretty simple, right?! I have these hanging on our built-in shelves in our family room but I also think these would look great on a stair railing or a blanket ladder!