October is such a wonderful month. We’re slowly getting over our denial that summer is over but we get to transition into fall. I can’t wait for my pumpkin spice lattes and I can’t wait to fill my house with DIY pumpkin inspired crafts. Every year I find new crafts to try out and I’m so excited to try out these DIY pumpkin yarn pumpkins! Here’s how to get started on yours.
- 21 pieces of orange yarn, cut to 36-inch lengths
- 2 ounces of white glue (I used glue from the dollar store)
- 1 balloon (12-inch size), blown up half full
- 1 brown pipe cleaner and 1 green pipe cleaner
- First, blow balloons to 12″ full.
- Cut out about 21 pieces of yarn about 36 inches long. Next, tie one of the pieces of yarn to the end of the balloon. Open one of your kitchen cabinets and hang the balloon from the handle.
- Pour the glue into a small bowl. Then, dunk one of the pieces of yarn into the bowl of glue, and swirl it around gently with a plastic fork to get it completely covered with glue.
- Hold the end of the piece of yarn with your fingers, then gently run it between the tines of a fork to remove the excess glue.
- Take the glue covered yarn strand and press the end down somewhere (I liked to either start at the top or the bottom of the balloon) and wind it around the balloon, making sure the press down the ends of the yarn to secure them when they’re in place. Repeat with the remaining pieces of yarn.
- When you’re done, find somewhere to hang the yarn covered balloons to dry. Glue will drip off, so make sure to cover the surface underneath.
- Allow 24 hours to dry. Once dry, press your fingers under the yarn to detach the glue from the balloon.
- Next, make a very small hole in the balloon close to the knot and gently pull the deflated balloon out from one of the openings in the yarn.
- To make the pipe cleaner stem, wrap the pipe cleaners around your pinky finger. Tuck into the yarn and enjoy!
And that’s all folks! A little bit of yarn and some glue is all that stands in between you and your next favorite DIY project. What’s your favorite pumpkin inspired fall craft? Leave your comments below!