Sarah Gunn: Wall Candy

Sep
23
2013

The Perfect Fall Craft: Yarn-Wrapped Pumpkins

Autumn DIY

The traditional colours of autumn and Halloween do not work in my pastel world, so I love experimenting with Halloween DIY projects. Other years, I have painted pumpkins, made spooky silhouettes, created wine bottle collages using Martha Stewart Halloween labels and created a free word art printable.

This year I was inspired by one of the only things I love about fall—cozy cable knit sweaters. I wrapped craft pumpkins in "sweaters" for my entrance way vingette. The look is cozy and one that can be on display all season.

Materials:

craft pumpkins (which I got for a steal at the end of last fall)
yarn
double-sided tape

How To:

Run several pieces of double-sided tape vertically down the side of the pumpkin.
Starting from the top, begin wrapping the pumpkin in the yarn, pressing it in place as you come to each piece of tape. Make sure you pull it tight as you go. 
When you get close to the bottom, also wrap double-sided tape horizontally around the pumpkin. The yarn will start to slip otherwise. Once you get to the bottom of the pumpkin, trim the excess yarn. 
Use felt to add a heart or maybe to spell FALL on a series of four pumpkins.

I think the cozy pumpkins fit in perfectly with the soft colours of our home, don't you? Because yarn comes in a rainbow of colours, you could customize them to co-ordinate with any colour scheme.


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