I was so inspired by this adorable yarn pumpkin garland from Design Improvised that I just had to try them myself! She has a great tutorial, so check out it! I ended up just making stand alone pumpkins because I don’t have a great place to hang garland, but I like having the option of displaying them in different ways, as you’ll see below.
Here’s what you need to make your own pumpkins:
- Green ribbon or pipe cleaner
1. Start making a medium-ish (four finger) pom pom (instructions for that here).
2. Once you’ve wrapped the string around your fingers about 100 times, tie it off and fluff it into a pumpkin shape. Don’t cut into the yarn loops, unless you want pom pom style pumpkins.
3. Attach a bit of the green ribbon and curl with scissors for the stem.
I made a bunch of them in about 20 minutes and the cost is minimal. I got the yarn for less than $3 and I had the ribbon on hand. Totally adorable and kids will love making these! I’ve done a similar craft with my Girl Scout Troop and they loved it.