When I think about fall decor I think cozy blankets, sweaters ,chunky yarn… so today is the time to put some “cozies” together and make some pumpkins. Chunky yarn is the material I like to use. This project was on my to do list for the longest time. Today is the day. Even thought I don’t have ideal pumpkin size and shape as my base but that is not going to stop me. My fall bin is full of Dollar Tree pumpkins so I decided to use what I have. If you follow me for some time you know that I like to experiment with my projects. How is braided chunky yarn pumpkin sound for you? Are you ready for some fall decor diy? It does sound good to me….
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Items you need
- styrofoam pumpkin
- chunky yarn
- hot glue gun
- thin wire (optional)
- wooden stick or wooden slices
- satin ribbon
Steps to create chunky yarn Braided pumpkin
- cut 2 lengths of pumpkin out of chunky yarn and secure that with wire and begin to braid. I like to use simple braid pattern.
- prep your pumpkin by simply removing insides of stem area.
- time for assembly … Just insert one side of the braided chunky yarn into opening we just cut and wrap all around ending in the same opening
- continue with braids all around pumpkin until all is covered securing here and there with dab of hot glue
- just because my pumpkin was small and I was using chunky yarn I decided to add a collar around the top of my pumpkin for the last row
- Dollar Tree has wooden slices so I decided to use them to serve as my pumpkin stem. Little bit of hot glue and my stem is installed
- little simple satin bow seemed perfect for little accent at the top
I think I am ready for some photos to see how it all fits with what I made so far
It seams that my McKenzie- Childs star I made is a perfect match with my new pumpkin. You can read more about that project HERE
More info about that set of drawers you will find HERE Loved my Dollar Tree project with picture frames.
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Check out my other fall decor from my fellow bloggers
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All details can be found HERE
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Chas’ Crazy Creations had some old glass bottles that she has been saving for super fun fall decor . Check all details HERE
Lia from Southern Yankee DIY is bringing super cute fall ideas. You can read more about that HERE