I was shopping in Walmart last night when I ran across the yarn aisle. I have not played with yarn for a long long time but found myself imagining the fun things I could make with the bright, fun colors…so I bought some. With Halloween ten days away, I decided to craft a yarn pumpkin. This is how I did it.
First I cut a 4 inch piece of cardstock to wrap the orange yarn around as if I were making a giant pom pom ball. When I had the amount wrapped that seemed to work (the more you use the fatter it gets), I cut the yarn, pulled it off the end of the paper and tied it through the center.
Then I did the same thing with the brown on a 1 inch wide piece of cardstock to make the stem. I tied the brown stem through the orange ball center.
The last piece I made was the stem. I shaped a stem with a green pipe cleaner and then wrapped it with the green yarn, leaving the end ready to push through the center of the pumpkin. After I pushed it through, I cut it off at the closest point to where I could twist it to make it attach without showing.
I am heading back to Walmart tomorrow to buy some more colors of Lily Sugar’n Cream yarn! I am thinking black to make a few spiders and bats and maybe even a witch hat!
So, three cheers for YARN!