The beginning of autumn means cooler weather, shorter days, leaves changing colors, and pumpkins, of course! Nothing signifies the beginning of this new season better than the assortment of pumpkins – real and handmade – that will begin to show up everywhere. This yarn pumpkin garland craft, inspired by Design Improvised, is the ideal, easy, DIY craft to fit right in with the pumpkin theme that will soon take over.
Really though, isn’t one of the best things about fall getting the chance to decorate for a new season and upcoming holidays? And, while pumpkins are most commonly associated with Halloween, if you nix the scary faces, what you’re left with is a member of the squash family that looks festive as it adorns our home, both inside and out. The great thing about pumpkins is that they can stick around our homes for several months, from the beginning of fall through Thanksgiving. That’s a lot of value out of these sphere-like fruits.
This pumpkin garland is such a fun and simple way to add a touch of the season to your home. With only 3 craft supplies, two hands (although another two is better!), and a pair of scissors, you can have a cute pumpkin garland to string on your mantle for the next few months.
You can do this by yourself, but if you have a little helper, the wrapping and tying will be that much easier. They’ll find it fun to have you wrap the yarn around their hand and watch it transform into a pumpkin. They can help with the wrapping, tying, adding the stem, and stringing it onto the twine. If they get restless and disappear before you’ve completed the garland, you’ll still be able to finish on your own!
This garland is not only perfect for your mantle, but would also look great strung over a mirror, hung above the front door, laid across a shelf or wrapped around the centerpiece of your table. Perfect for the beginning of fall but also suitable for Halloween and Thanksgiving. The green pipe cleaner makes a perfect stem, but for an even more authentic look, you could use tiny pieces of branches on each pumpkin. For a more Halloween version of the garland, you could cut eyes and mouths out of black fabric and glue them to each pumpkin.
If you don’t have a place to hang a garland, you can make these pumpkins freestanding so they can be placed individually or grouped together. In this way, you can make as many as you like and sit them anywhere that suits you. You could have your very own mini pumpkin patch! Family, friends, and neighbors would also appreciate the kind gesture of a pumpkin that won’t rot on their front porch!