Fall and Thanksgiving decor brings a feeling of festive warmth and coziness to your home. This Thanksgiving, make a few of these easy DIY pumpkins to decorate your table. This is a fun Thanksgiving craft you can even do with kids—this yarn pumpkin craft makes the perfect compliment to your Thanksgiving gourds and Indian corn. Learn how to make it.
- 1 small gourd pumpkin with a stem (the longer the better!)
- orange yarn
- masking tape
- brown embroidery thread
Step 1: Using a very small piece of tape (just enough to hold the yarn in place) secure the yarn to the stem, and start to wrap yarn around the pumpkin in one of the grooves.
Step 2: Keep on wrapping around the pumpkin, making a single layer of yarn that crossing at the mid point at the top of the pumpkin,a sshown below:
Step 3: Keep going! The middle will get higher and higher. That's okay! It should take about 15 minutes to wrap the whole pumpkin.
Step 4: When the pumpkin is fully all wrapped, there will be a little gap where the end meets the beginning. Simply stuff some extra yarn in there to fill it up.
Step 5: (optional) If you have a longer stem you won't need to do this: tear off a piece of tape and start to wrap it around the stem to make it longer.
Step 6: Once the tape is wrapped around the stem, wrap around the brown embroidery thread around the stem. Keep it in place by tucking the end of the thred inside the tape. If you didn't use the tape to extend the stem, use a small piece at the bottom to secure the brown thread to the stem.
Step 7: Keep wrapping the stem until it is fully covered. Then, cut and tuck the end underneath, and you've got a pretty pumpkin accent to your harvest decor!.