This time of year I just love making fall crafts. Sometimes for gifts or my kids and sometimes just for the heck of it. This is one of those crafts.
*Disclaimer: Once you begin, you may not want to stop making these, and may even find yourself making a whole army of pom poms while watching TV in bed. Just sayin’. *ahem*
First, gather your supplies:
Yarn (I used orange and brown)
Felt (I used two shades of green)
Hot glue gun
Pins or Barrettes (optional)
Scissors or Pinking Shears
Green Cloth covered wire (completely optional, but so stinkin’ cute)
Let’s get started, shall we?
Pick two or three fingers and start winding the orange yarn around and around and around until you have a nice bunch. It should look like this:
Next, slide the yarn loop off of your fingers (carefully) and tie the brown string around the middle, nice and tight. If you are using cloth covered wire, this is where you would also tie that on. I folded it in half and twisted. Keep it close to the brown (sorry no photo of this).
Cut the orange loops.
It should be wild and shaggy now.
Leave the brown string long (and the c.c. wire), but trim the orange strings until it looks round and lovely.
Curl your wire around something tiny like a skewer.
I also tied a knot in the brown strings to neaten things up a bit.It should look like this:
Put that sweet thing aside. Cut some small leaf-like shapes for the top of the pumpkin.
Glue them to the top of the pom where the brown string (AKA stem) is.
Now you can leave this little pumpkin alone, string it with others, or make it into something wearable!
If you want to make it into a pin or barrette, you cut out two leaf shapes out of two different shades of green felt with pinking shears (or regular scissors). One slightly smaller than the other.
Take the larger one, fold in half, and cut two vertical slits in the middle.
Now you can either slide your pin in between (with part to fasten facing out) or barrette (same rules). This is the back.
Make a string sandwich by layering back (with pin side down), then brown string, then other leaf, and hot glue them together.
Proudly wear your Pumpkin Pom Pom Pin (or barrette)!
These make great little gifts for Teachers and the like. Or you can keep them all for yourself *Mwahahaha*.
Happy Fall Crafting!
*all photos ©Michelle White of Falafel and the Bee*