If you ever for one single minute thought that I was creative.
If you ever thought I had the craft supply aisle figured out.
If you ever thought I might know my way around a DIY or a project or a room or a really awkward acorn centerpiece.
You haven’t met my sister yet.
If I were on a crafting game show and I made it to the top of the question pyramid and there were a million dollars on the line and the music was building to a crescendo and I could phone only one friend in the entire world to help me out.
I’d call Whitney.
I know she’s my sister.
I know I’m a little partial.
I get it.
I understand my complete and utter lack of objectivity.
But really? Who else would look at thrift store sweaters and come up with felted pumpkins like these?
Here’s how to make a DIY felted pumpkin according to Whitney the brilliant.
1. Start with orange and brown wool sweaters. You may have one in your closet. You may have one around the corner from you at a thrift store. Just pick your shade of pumpkin orange sweater and head to the washing machine.
2. Felt the wool sweater. This is so much easier than it sounds. Basically, it involves a washing machine, hot water, soap, and patience.
3. Cut out circles out of your wool felted orange sweater.
You’ll need approximately 50-75 for a small pumpkin like this.
4. Find a pumpkin form.
The inside of this pumpkin is a paper mache pumpkin form Whitney got at Hobby Lobby.
5. Start at the bottom of the pumpkin.
Glue the circles in rows.
Each row should overlap the other in a circle as shown.
6. Cut out a star from the brown felt sweater.
Glue to the top of the pumpkin.
Roll a small tube to create a stem and glue to the center of the pumpkin.
Dear wonderful, amazing, incredible Whitney,
I’m so glad you met a thrift store sweater and saw a pumpkin.
I’m so glad when they handed out creative brain cells you were first in line.
I’m so glad you’re available for any future phone-a-friend dilemmas.
But most of all?
I’m so happy I get to call you sister. 🙂