Monday, September 10, 2012

Yarn Pumpkin

I spent the weekend doing some fall decorating.... how about you guys? This early in the season, I like to create small vignettes around my home with little touches of autumn. I love using textiles in my fall decor, and wanted use some of this yummy orange yarn to create a pumpkin.


It looks cozy and kind of rustic... I really like how it turned out! And I am going to show you exactly how I made it :)

Supplies needed:
- Yarn of your choice {I used a pretty thick one, because it is easier to cover your surface}
- Hot glue
- Roll of jute twine
- Hurricane glass in a pumpkin-like shape*
*okay, so this exact glass thing may be hard to find! I discovered mine at TJ Maxx on clearance for 70 cents!! It works great because it has a big hole in the top and bottom, making it very simple to wrap with yarn.
 
I started by tying the end of my yarn through the side of the glass, and knotting it to secure:
 
Then I just wrapped, and wrapped, and wrapped some more! I secured it with a little hot glue as I went, to make sure it would stay in place as I worked. It only took me about an hour to wrap the entire thing, much quicker than my yarn letters :)
 
Here is what it looked like when I was done wrapping:
 
To create the "stem" I took a roll of jute twine I had in my craft room, and just slipped it into the center. I like the quirkiness it adds!

That's it... My yarn pumpkin is finished! I am so happy to have this unique piece of fall decor.
 
 
 
For some ideas on how to use REAL pumpkins in your decor, check out this post: 10 Pumpkin Projects.
What projects did you work on this weekend?
 

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25 comments:

  1. I love your pumpkin. That was the perfect shape, indeed.

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  2. It's adorable!!! You're so creative to think to make a pumpkin out of that glass; I'd never think of that! the twine roll as the stem is so sweet. I hope you and your cute family are doing great Holly! Over here the Halloween movie watching has commenced! I don't let them watch holiday movies during the rest of the year, just around the holidays. My 7 year old is home sick today and asked if he could start watching Halloween movies, and I gotta admit there's just something about hearing "A Heffalump Halloween" in the background to get me in the Halloween mode! I'm itching to make a pumpkin now too! :) love & hugs!

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  3. btw I have to scroll back through your posts because WHAT is the awesome wood backdrop to this pumpkin?! Love it!!

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  4. I love this idea!! I adore yarn but lack the patience to knit. I could TOTALLY do this though! : )

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  5. What a creative pumpkin idea. Easy steps and really pretty! It would look great on a fireplace mantle or tablescape. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. What a great idea, and so creative! Y'all are some crafty gals for sure, and I love seeing all your neat decorating tricks. I've been trying to come up with an inexpensive, yet thoughtful and cute gift for my daughter's teachers, for Halloween. This is IT! I'm wondering, could you fill it with candy, or would that pull too much on the yarn I wonder? I'm excited and can't wait to try. Thanks for sharing!
    Trinity B.

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  7. ok...now that is stinkin' cute and super clever!! LOVE that color orage ladies!! ;)

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  8. This is so cute. Pumpkins are my favorite thing about fall! The yarn is also so adorable. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. You guys are always making the cutest things! This is so creative and festive! Right on :)

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  10. How creative! That is the cutest pumpkin ever.

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  11. A very cleverly beverly idea! I love it!

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  12. I love this! Popping on over from Craftberry Bush. New follower alert! :)

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  13. That is so cool! I pinned it so I can try to make one!

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  14. It's soooo cute and clever...shows you what you can do when you just let your creativity run free....thank you guys so much for being our guests at our very first Happy Hour linky party...your support means a great deal....thank you for helping us inspire others...talk to you soon...xo
    Lucy

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  15. Super cute! I love this idea! I just came over from Craftberry Bush =)

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  16. Visiting from Happy Hour! This is so creative and festive!

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  17. Adorable! So creative! Would love if you'd join our Countdown to Fall link party! Hope to see you there! Happy Friday! :)
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/2012_09_10_archive.html

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  18. Great idea! Love how it turned out!!

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  19. Oh my goodness! They are so cute, and easy! I'm going to have to go searching for come glass!

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  20. Love this! I am a knitter/crocheter and love the super bulky yarns! This is a great use for my yarn stash! Thanks for sharing!

    Best,
    Sheila

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  21. How cute! I love the yarn you picked. Looks really nice.

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  22. So cute and simple, love the texture it has! Just bought a ton of yarn in almost that exact color because it was on sale- maybe now I've found a way to use it! ;-)

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  23. Oooh, that's a fun way to make a yarn pumpkin!! I was the other yarn pumpkin maker featured this week, I just love how creative people are!!

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  24. Such a great little touch to your fall decorating! Thanks for sharing and with such wonderful directions.

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