DIY decorative yarn pumpkins

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If you’re looking for a quick, easy and cute fall decorating idea, these easy DIY yarn pumpkins are the perfect project…

how to make yarn pumpkins

I’m still in apartment reno mode (although making progress and getting to the fun stuff!) but I do have a SUPER EASY DIY pumpkin tutorial to share. Takes just minutes and the result is cute, don’t you think?


  • Yarn
  • Pinecones
  • Optional: hot glue
yarn balls and pinecones
My yarn is a thrift store find, already wound into a ball. But if yours isn’t, you can use this technique with a dowel rod or other similar sized rod (how to use a nostepinne). And yea, I just had to Google that – new word of the day “nostepinne”.
I found some squirrel nibbled pinecones in the driveaway that will work for me. Aren’t they funny?! Pretty though too! But since you may not have squirrels who love to DIY on hand, mini pinecones work too.
mini pinecones
  • Stuff a pinecone into the top of a yarn ball. You could hot glue it in place, but since my nibbled pinecones push down into the center, I didn’t glue mine.

5 minute decorative DIY pumpkin project

Isn’t that about the easiest DIY project ever? Winding a ball of yarn and adding a pinecone. I love them!
easy diy yarn pumpkins

So easy and so fun, even your cat can do it. Balls of yarn + squirrel scented pinecones = irresistible! It’s definitely Lalka’s favorite DIY project. Although rather than helping put them together, she’s more interested in taking them apart. Cats are so helpful. 😉

DIY decorative yarn pumpkins

Disclaimer: These are not recommended for cat toys. 

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There is some beautiful fall inspiration from last week.

More creative pumpkins:

Taryn from Design, Dining + Diapers created these super cute industrial decorative pumpkins and shares the easy tutorial. A great project for using up those wood scraps and lots of options for the letters.

wood block pumpkins

Who doesn’t love a fun monogrammed project? Pumpkins are the perfect canvas! I love the pretty monogrammed pumpkin topped with a bow by Jessica at Mom4Real created, don’t you?

monogrammed pumpkin

WOW! Did you see the knock off Country Living pumpkins at Confessions of a Plate Addict? Debbie shares her decoupaged pumpkin tutorial. Beautiful!

ModPodge pumpkins

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