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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Pumpkin Yarn Art Tutorial

I shared this tutorial today over at Holy Craft but I want to share it with all of you as well.

How to create pumpkin yarn art.
This is an easy project.

- Pumpkin Image
- Orange and brown yarn
- Glue
- Colored Cardstock
- Markers
- Picture Frame

To start, I searched for an image of a pumpkin on Google. Once I found one that I liked I printed it out on a white piece of cardstock.

Trim the picture down. I just wanted a small white border around the pumpkin once done.

All trimmed.

I glued it onto a green piece of cardstock for another layer.

I then colored in the pumpkin so you wouldn't see white through the yarn. You could always just print the pumpkin orange but I didn't want to do that.

Then outline the stem with the glue. Place down the yarn.
Fill in the stem with more glue and yarn.
(I found it best to place down the yarn, then cutting it while in place. Place strips of yarn because when you try to keep one continuous piece it doesn't fill in completely.)

Place glue on accent lines.

I used brown yarn for the accents but you can also use a different shade of orange.

Cover all accent lines.

Then outline the whole pumpkin with the orange yarn.

Begin filling in the pumpkin. Again, place down the yarn a row and a time and cut in place.

Start on the outside and work your way across.

All done!

Let dry.

I then placed it in a 6x8 picture frame. I also added another layer of brown cardstock.

Perfect little fall accent!

I'll be linking up to some of these parties.


  1. WOW!! THis is super duper cute, my friend!! I never would have thought of this. It looks so perfect in that frame!! Great work!

  2. This is adorable.. nice job! Very creative!

  3. adorable! where do you get such great ideas? :)gina

  4. Wow, that's very original and very cute! I bet you'll enjoy hanging it up every fall!

  5. Love, love, love this!!! This would be a fun one for the girls to do too!!


  6. Wow!! That almost looks like needlepoint. I am really in love - I'm going to have to do that this year! Thanks for the inspiration!!
    ~ stopping by from Tatertots and Jello~ :)

  7. What a cute and vibrant pumpking. Love it!

  8. That's really different, thanks for the tutorial:@)

  9. Oh I love how it turned out!! So funny to find this post. I used to make these when I was a kid (believe it or not) and I LOVED the ones I made. I kept them until like forever! And then somehow one time they got lost during a move. :( And the idea recently came to me again, and ive been wanting to make more... only problem is I always forget to buy the yarn I need to make them! :)
    Thanks for posting this and reminding me.
    Your pumpkin looks amazing! I love how you framed it and made it look so sophisticated. :)
    Love your blog_new follower. :)

  10. what a fun craft :) come on over and link up to MMM!

  11. Allison, This is super cool. I love the texture of the yarn - What a fantastic idea! I'll be featuring this today - stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase - I greatly appreciate it. Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  12. Darling. This would be so fun to do with my kidlets. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Wow that turned out so cute. What a fun and creative idea.

  14. That turned out to cute! Thanks for the great tutorial. I featured it today at "Featuring You Friday" @ Me Making Do!
    Thanks for Linking

  15. Adorable! This is a must do with the grandchildren! Happy Belated Birthday by the way.

  16. Oh this is so, so, so cute, I'm going out tomorrow and buy all the supplies. Great idea, where do you get your great ideas.....Thanks

  17. How adorable!!!! I just saw this but will defintely be trying for next year. Thanks for sharing Alison!


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