Chunky Yarn Pumpkin

These pumpkins seriously make my heart SING!  Fall is my FAAAAVORITE time of the year! (Other than Christmas, which isn’t an actual season, although some really could argue that point) These pumpkins could not be more simple to make!  It literally takes 3 supplies (chunky yarn in whatever color you want the pumpkin to be, cheap toilet paper, and a stick or cinnamon sticks if you don’t have a stick available to you)  You will also need scissors to cut the yarn, but that is honestly it!  Be sure to stay safe, Healthy and HAPPY!! *hugs*

First I started by gathering my supplies! I used an off white chunky yard I got at JoAnn’s on sale for $5.99 a skein.  The brand name is Bernat Blanket Extra in Vintage White.  I got the cheapest toilet paper I could find.  Dollar Tree sells a pack of 4 for $1.00.  Then I just grabbed a small stick in my back yard and broke it in two, and used it for the stems.  (they were both about 4 inches long, I just stuffed them in the top until I liked the length)

The first step is to pull off a really long piece of chunky yarn (I would guess that I used about 3 1/2 feet)  and tie a knot through the middle of your toilet paper.  Then I pulled each piece through the middle and through, keeping it tight, and really close to the last piece.  It took a while to pull the 3 1/2 feet through the toilet paper roll each time, but the end product is worth it!  When you start to get towards the end, it is tough to get the yarn through, but just keep working it through.  If you run out of yarn, just start a new piece.  You don’t have to tie it, just hold it tight, and start pulling tight.  A few strands around and it will hold tight because the middle is so full of yarn by that point, that it will hold it.  When you get to the very end, just stuff the final piece, and any straggling pieces inside the tube!  I then just squeezed it around some to shape it the way that I liked it, and stuffed the stick in the end that I liked best as the top.  (This is where you would use a couple of cinnamon sticks if you have no stick)  You can also decorate it up with a bow, or some fall leaves!! These are just the cutest pumpkins in my own humble opinion!! 🙂

This is my very first post in a long time.  I’ve been working on the new site, and all the changes.  I hope you like it all!! Please be patient, as not everything is quite finalized and fixed. I’m so excited about how everything is looking.  I will be making changes on the fly, so if something looks like something one day, and different the next, don’t be surprised!!  **hugs**

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  1. Piper
    Piper says:

    I’m trying these this week. Especially the blush. Maybe adding sage green too. On my way to Walmart for supplies in 1.. 2… & off I go.

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    • admin
      admin says:

      Awesome!!!! I’m so excited to hear this! I know you’re going to love them, and they really are just so simple to make. Just one skein of yarn lasts SO long. I would guess it would make 4 or so!! 🙂

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