Lines Across: Yarn Wrapped Pumpkins and Gourds

Friday, November 2, 2012

Yarn Wrapped Pumpkins and Gourds

(This post was originally posted at A Rosie Sweet Home)

I've seen this general idea quite a few times around... like these from Everything Under the Moon, or this one from My Sister's Suitcase, and most recently these from Two Shades of Pink.

What you need:
1. Mini plastic pumpkins and gourds (I got mine with a coupon at Michael's but they're everywhere)
2. Yarn
3. Hot Glue Gun

What you do:

1. Use a dab of hot glue to attach the ends of the yarn to the bottom of your pumpkin or gourd. Start to wrap around in a circle, attaching with glue as you go. Be careful to not burn yourself. Maybe this is a good project to try out the cool glue gun (always wondered how that works).

2. At some point, wrap brown yarn around the stem and attach with glue.

3. Continue wrapping the yarn. I tried to wrap the yarn side by side so that it never overlapped, but it was too difficult, plus I've decided I like the overlapping look. Put dabs of glue in the valleys of the gourds so that the shape shows up through the wrapped yarn.

4. For the pumpkin, I wrapped the yarn up and around. I like that they go in different directions. I think that this way was a little harder though.

I love the look of yarn in the fall!

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