Halloween crafts are all over Pinterest, and we know it can be tough to choose. Your time is precious, especially during the go-go-go fall season. But if you’ve got 10 minutes, add this simplified tutorial to the top of your list.
Pumpkins are a symbol of fall — we can bake them, decorate with them, and smell them in the scented candle form to our hearts’ content. You may appreciate the humble gourd even more when you hear that, though pumpkins are grown in every continent except Antarctica, the official “pumpkin capital of the world” is right here in the U.S., in Morton, Illinois. Morton is the city where the Libby’s Corporation produces its endless stream of pumpkin products. The use of pumpkins for food dates back to the Native Americans, while the early versions of the Halloween jack-o’-lanterns we know today were carved by the Irish and Scottish from potatoes and turnips for Celtic celebrations. After arriving in America, European settlers used the country’s pumpkins to carry on their tradition.
As an emblem of harvest and a sign of a special season to come, there’s much to celebrate about the pumpkin. Make this easy pumpkin garland out of yarn, and you can enjoy the festive fruits of your labor when you decorate for fall each year.
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How to make a Halloween yarn pumpkin garland: Supplies
- Medium 4 – 1 skein orange yarn (chunky)
- 12-inch (30-cm) 10-pc, green pipe cleaners (cut at 3 inches)
- 40-50 inches twine
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How to make a Halloween yarn pumpkin garland: Tutorial
If you’re ready to start crafting, grab your yarn, and let’s begin:
1. Wrap yarn around four fingers about 40 times (double if using thin yarn).
2. Cut a 10-inch piece of yarn, wrap it around the middle of the yarn ball (backside as well), and tie.
3. Use the tied loose strings to tie again around the twine.
4. Tie the same yarn strings around the 3″ pipe cleaner.
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5. Wrap the pipe cleaner around itself and curl the end to form the stem.
Tip: Tidy up your pumpkins by tucking in any loose loops or strands, and reshaping as necessary.
6. Continue making and tying pumpkins to the twine (approximately 7 inches apart) until your garland is ready to hang.
Snip excess twine after tying the pumpkin garland over a doorway or to your fireplace mantel.
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