Pumpkins, pumpkins, PUMPKINS! I LOVE pumpkins! AND I love to have pumpkins everywhere during the fall season so when I Fall craft, my mind automatically goes to the big round orange things! Only, I prefer them not to be orange! Ha! Give me white, cream, buffalo plaid, sage green, navy, copper – just about anything that would be considered a neutral – and I am all about it! ( I should note that I do throw an occasional muted orange in there – just not the bright orangey orange. So, when I pulled out the Fall tote and had some extra “bright orange” Dollar Tree pumpkins, I knew I had to come up with another creative fix. I have several fabric covered and I love them but I have been seeing a ton of sweater and yarn pumpkins this year that I am over the moon in love with so I knew I wanted something in that direction. I came across some Faux Fur Yarn I’d had for a couple years and decided to put that to use. I have to say I am in LOVE with the way this easy project turned out! Here is what I used:
- 2 Dollar Tree Foam Pumpkins
- White Paint
- Paint Brush
- Faux Fur Yarn
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue
- Mod Podge (Optional)
I started off by removing the green stem from the pumpkins and poking a nickel size hole in the top of each pumpkin. I didn’t want the orange showing through so I put a coat of white paint on each pumpkin and allowed them to dry. Once dry, I used hot glue to attach strips of the fur. This was super easy. Once I had covered the entire pumpkin, I broke my twigs into pieces and wrapped them with jute (I used hot glue to set it in place). I then inserted the “stems” into the top holes on the pumpkins. I embellished them by adding some curled jute. I put mod podge on each of the strands and wrapped them on a paint brush to curl them. This was messy but turned out great and I was able to just use what I had on hand.
I knew I wanted to use a couple candle stands with my pumpkins and I had just purchased a new sign at Dollar General yesterday so I got everything together and headed to my dining room buffet. To bring the slightest bit of color, I used a strand of wooden beads I had bought from DG last year and also found a pumpkin that I had bought and painted to add to the mixture. I couldn’t believe how perfect this turned out and all this fall crafting and decorating has me looking forward to our first fall get together. I’m going to have to get to planning! I see a pot of warm and creamy soup, hot apple cider and lots of time spent around the table with those I love in the near future!
I hope this post inspires you to create something beautiful and if you enjoyed reading about my DIY Faux Fur Yarn Pumpkins, please take a minute to pass it along to your friends!