Teensy Yarn Pumpkins

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By General Crafts Contributor Michelle

Make some cute, teensy pumpkins with a few, simple supplies.  Use them on wreaths, in centerpieces, as place card holders, or as bowl fillers–How else could you use these cute little pumpkins in your fall home?

Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:

To begin your pumpkin, take one cotton ball, and glue the end of your yarn to the ball.  Begin wrapping the yarn around the ball a couple of times in one direction, snug enough to hold it in place, but not so tight that you really compact the cotton ball.

Then, begin winding the yarn around the ball perpendicular to the first wraps that you made.

Continue wrapping the yarn around the ball, working your way around the ball, so the yarn makes kind of a star pattern on the top of the ball, and you are methodically covering the cotton.

When you have completely covered the ball, add a dab of glue on the bottom, pull the yarn over it, hold until cooled, and then cut the yarn.  Turn the pumpkin over, and glue a small piece of twig onto the top by gently moving the strands of yard to the side, so you can push the twig down a bit into the yarn ball to really hold it in place.  Try gluing 3 cotton balls together to make slightly larger pumpkins.  Choose alternate colors of yarn to make a colorful variety of teeny pumpkins to suit your fall decorating style.

How can you use teensy yarn pumpkins in your fall crafting?

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