Wool Pumpkin Tutorial

 It has been a while since I did a tutorial for you to enjoy...and even make if you wanted to. I also have been crazy over wool lately and decided to play with various kinds. Sit back with a cup of tea and enjoy the tutorial!

Materials that I used:
1 old wool sweater, washed and dried to felt or shrink
1 old plastic pumpkin, purchased at a thrift store
2 wool flowers, premade and purchased at JoAnn's, Optional
Burlap for leaves
1 dowel rod

Let's get started...

1) Pumpkin
Purchased at a thrift store
2) Sweater
Also purchased at a thrift store
 3) Cut Sweater
Measure around pumpkin and cut wool sweater so that it will fit
 4) Sew Sweater
Sew the only one side seam together and gather stitch top and bottom
5) Place Pumpkin Inside
Place pumpkin inside sewn sweather piece

6) Sew Sweater Closed
Gather and stitch closed at top and bottom, stem will be exposed
7) Jute Wrap Pumpkin Stem
Using hot glue, jute wrap stem of pumpkin and overlap onto sweater. Don't be perfect on this, because you will be doing a second layer of jute wrapping later
8) Make Jute Curls
Using a wooden dowel, wrap wet jute over dowel and blow dry with a blowdryer. This will make the curls and they will hold their shape
9) Sew on Flower Embellishments
If you are going to add embillishments, this is the time to stitch them on
10) Cut out Leaf shapes out of Burlap
I cut random leaf shapes out of burlap then used a bead of hot glue to keep them from fraying. Just let the bead of hot glue dry. I made three of these
11) Hot Glue leaves and curls into place...And Done!
Hot glue the end of the leaves in place. If you fold them in half then pinch the end, they will lay more interesting. Then hot glue another layer of jute from top to bottom of stem, this will catch and cover the ends of the leaves and make them secure. I also put the leaves glue side down when folding them for placement. Add the curls where they would look good just by hot gluing the end to the stem or hide under leaf
Here is the final wool pumpkin sitting with two other sweet little wool pumpkins that I felted and had a bit of whimsy with. Enjoy!
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  1. So cute...thanks for the tut...I'll be trying this one out.

  2. Very informative tutorial! Love the way you transform your round orange pumpkin into a work of art.

  3. Adorable! I love the flowers and the felted pumpkins are awesome. Is there a tutorial for those anywhere, too?

  4. This is the cutest pumpkin. Thanks so much for sharing at last Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link Party. This weeks party is live. The link to the party is
    Can't wait to see you there.
    Have a great week.


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