Pumpkin Yarn Decoration

This DIY yarn pumpkin makes a great Halloween decoration for the house.

Pumpkin Yarn Decoration

Skill Level


Time to Make

35 minutes + drying time

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. Add two parts PVA and one part water into a bowl and mix together.
  2. Take a water balloon, blow it up and then tie the top tightly.
  3. Cut a long strip of orange wool and put it into the glue mixture. Then wrap it around the balloon.
  4. Repeat step 3 with another piece of orange wool, then leave to dry overnight.
  5. Use a pin to carefully pop the balloon, leaving just the orange yarn ball.
  6. Cut out the shapes for the pumpkin face out of black felt and stick them to the front of the yarn ball.
  7. Wrap a green pipe cleaner around the top of the pumpkin to create the stalk.
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Top Tip

Wait until the yarn has completely dried before popping the balloon otherwise, it may collapse.

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