If you have a few faux pumpkins that you don’t know what to do with, then listen closely. Today, I’m going to show you How to Make a Wool Pumpkin with Chunky Wool.
This project requires only a few supplies to transform a faux pumpkin into a fluffy, cozy pumpkin. I’m pretty sure no one else has made these cute fuzzy pumpkins.
So, I’m a part of a Fall Kitchen Tour, and I decided to share not only my kitchen but also my fun pumpkin tutorial. You know that I am always multi-tasking or some may say, easily distracted!
But, first, let’s take a small tour of all the fall happenings in my kitchen.
I love decorating our range hood. It is a fun way to add a little vignette to our kitchen. My beige-colored rosette wreath is on display throughout the seasons. I change up the ribbon and add a few seasonal items.
Of course, I’ve been busy cooking and baking and fattening up my family for winter months! I’ve been obsessed with making a muffin that has a thick layer of chunky crumble. And after a few attempts, I came up with a recipe that works!
My son said that these muffins tasted as if we bought them from a gourmet pastry shop. I promise to get the recipe on the blog before the end of the month. In the meantime, you might enjoy this pumpkin bread recipe.
Well, I have to say that it is a good thing I love biking and hiking as much as I love baking.
As you can see, I love decorating our home with my crafts. I draped our pendant lights with my paper book page garland. A couple of years ago, I made about five garlands. I’m a bit cray-cray, as my daughter would say.
Speaking of garlands, the cute burgundy Happy Fall garland (in the background) will be coming out soon over here on the blog. So without further adieu,
Let’s Get Started on Our Pumpkin Craft!
Supplies for the Wool Pumpkin
Chunky Wool (you can receive a 10% discount if you use the code: JAN10 when ordering) *
*A note about how much wool to order. My pumpkin is a 22 inch (diameter) pumpkin. I used about 2 yards of yarn. BeCozi sells 1/2 pound of wool that comes to 5 yards. So, if you buy 1/2 yard, you should make about two pumpkins that are the size of my pumpkin. Of course, if you make a bigger pumpkin than 22 inches, you’ll need more chunky wool.
Instructions for making a faux wool pumpkin
1. Take the stem off your faux pumpkin.
2. Place the end of the wool yarn on the top of your pumpkin. Then wrap the yarn around the pumpkin, making sure to go underneath the pumpkin and up to the top. Glue as you wrap. After gluing, hold the yarn in place to secure it down. It is best to glue in small sections since it tends to dry quickly.
3. Once you have the first piece glued down securely, check and glue the ends at the top. You can do this by opening up the fuzzy yarn and place a dab of hot glue inside the yarn. Quickly place the yarn back on top of the glue and secure the yarn in place. Be careful not to burn yourself.
4. Your next section will go perpendicular to your first yarn. But instead of going all the way around the pumpkin, start at the top and end at the bottom. Make sure the end of the piece is butting up to the first and not overlapping. We want the bottom to be smooth and not bumpy so that it will sit nicely on a surface.
5. For the next sections, cut the ends to the shape it is covering. It is like you are making a puzzle piece that fits in the space. Glue the top and work your way down the pumpkin.
6. Cover all the spaces with the yarn. Then place glue in the seams that don’t look smooth or covered. Place your glue between each section of the wool and pull them together over the glue and hold in place until the glue is dry. This step will create a smoother wool surface for your pumpkin.
8. Once everything is smooth and tacked down, you’ll want to place a dab of glue on the top where the stem will attach. Quickly place the stem on the hot glue and hold it in place.
These pumpkins are so adorable and unique. I love how they took up residence in our kitchen. I also love that they aren’t terribly difficult to create and require very few supplies.
Thanks for joining us on this fall kitchen tour and how to make a wool pumpkin. I know that this year, I will enjoy my home a lot more. Home is where we are 24/7 so creating a festive home is more important than ever.
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