After all these years I still love writing this blog.

It’s an honor.

I think some days I love it more than a hot fudge sundae with whipped cream and sprinkles on top.

More than walking along the road with the first hint of fall in the air and the leaves changing colors and tumbling to the ground.

Some days I love it more than finding a yard sale where they are about to close up shop and it’s hot and the husband is watching the sale because his wife went inside to make lemonade and he doesn’t really care what everything sells for so you score a set of old croquet mallets for $1.00 and he throws in a vintage stool for free because he doesn’t want to haul it to Goodwill.

I love it more than these amazing, incredible DIY no sew woven pumpkins I just made.

Yep.

I love writing this blog more than that.

And that’s a whole lot.

I love thinking about the post all day and what I’m going to say. And how I’m going to say it and laugh out loud to myself when I’m writing it and then I wonder if you’ll read it and think it’s as funny as I do.

Or maybe not 🙂

But my favorite part of writing my post is when I’m done.

When I think I have said all that I needed to say and just when I am going to click publish….

…..I just have to say one more thing.

Can you say you’re surprised?  Really?  We have known each other for a while now and there’s one thing we can all agree on.  I always have something more to say.

And so?  I PS it.

I love the PS.  Post Script.  *sigh*  Isn’t it wonderful?

Just a little extra something.

Between friends.

Free of charge.

Like…..

PS  I found this amazing yarn and had to make these pumpkins.

PSS  The yarn almost makes the project all by itself.

PSSS  This project looks like you sewed it. But you DIDN’T. You glued it.

Here’s the super simple 10-minute tutorial on how I made these DIY no sew woven pumpkins.

DIY woven no sew pumpkins

supplies:

pumpkins from the Dollar Store

this yarn (it comes in tons of different colors–I used Python and Okapi)

craft glue

scissors

Step 1: paint pumpkins and remove stem

If you can find white pumpkins, then just remove the stem and you are done with this step.

I found orange pumpkins, so I removed the stem, painted them white and let them dry.

I used three different sizes of pumpkins for this craft.

step 2: apply glue to top

This is the glue that I use.

You can tell how much I’ve used it by the bottle.

It’s been with me through tons of projects.

Start applying the glue to the top of the pumpkin.

Step 3: Start winding the yarn

Place the end of the yarn into the glue.

Hold with your finger and start winding.

The yarn gets a little twisted, so make sure to untwist it as you wind.

And wind.

And flip it over and wind some more.

step 4: finish winding

Keep winding the yarn until you have completely covered the pumpkin.

Like this.

Cut off the end of the yarn and press into place.

Press all the rest of your yarn into place.

Let dry.

step 5: add the stem

Add the stem back into the hole at the top of the pumpkin.

Twist it into place.

Tuck the edges of the yarn around it.

That’s it.

Your pumpkins are ready for fall.

PS Wasn’t this the easiest?

PSS Doesn’t it look like you sewed it?

PSSS This would make the cutest craft to sell at a craft show.

PSSSS  You are AMAZING.

Comments

  1. Image for Teresa Gonzales Teresa Gonzales

    Love them!!!!!! Was the yarn at dollar store too? It is ideal for the pumpkins!!!!!!!!!!!!! PS love your stories- they are the highlight on my day!!!!!!

  2. Image for Debi Debi

    You are amazing and I love to visit with you each morning! I’m going to try it! I have some plastic pumpkins that need this!

  3. Image for Elizabeth Elizabeth

    Love! I wonder what it would look like if you took a few strands of jute string and knotted at bottom and brought them up towards top in intervals to create the ridges pumpkins have? You could knot the ends under the stem so they’d be hidden.

  4. Image for Kathy M Kathy M

    The story about going to the yard sale was shared with my husband while sitting and having our morning coffee and we both laughed out loud. Your writing is a delight. So glad you enjoy doing it because it means I will get to continue to read it.

  5. Image for Tori Tori

    Karianne, these are so cute, and different! You won’t see these on every bloggers Instagram! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Do you mind sharing how many skeins of yarn it took to do them, and approximately the dimensions of the larger pumpkin? It would help to know for purchasing. Thanks for such a cute idea!

    1. Image for KariAnne Wood KariAnne Wood

      I used about 3/4 of a skein for the larger pumpkins and 1/4 of a skein for the smaller pumpkin! Hope this helps! KariAnne

  6. Image for Doreen Doreen

    Too cute! Who would have thought. Only you could turn yarn such as that into a darling pumpkin everyone needs to have. Thank you for sharing your remarkable talents with all of your readers. And yes, I for one, and I'm sure all of your other followers find your style of writing not only hilarious enough to make us laugh out loud, but also heart warming enough to bring us to tears. A blessed day to you. Doreen

  7. Image for Pat Swenson Pat Swenson

    It’s your sense of humor that I love the most about your blog 😊. You have a delightful way of expressing yourself that never fails to make me smile or laugh. You are a day brightener in a most positive way!

  8. Image for Marlene Stephenson Marlene Stephenson

    Too, too, cute, they are amazing and loved all the story behind it, that's what makes your blog so special.

  9. Image for Jenn Jenn

    Super cute idea! You are the pumpkin master! BTW the yard sale with the husband, it was probably mine....he totally gives everything away if I'm not watching! "Oh you like that book? Go ahead and take the whole box!" Sigh....

  10. Image for KATHY B. KATHY B.

    Love your Blog Karianne!!!..I don't know if I love it more than a hot fudge sundae!!!Only in the winter!! Best one this summer was Twin Acres Farm Ice Cream in Sandwich, Ma. (Old Cape Cod)

  11. Image for Carrie Carrie

    You had me at DOLLAR STORE!!! I love seeing what can be done with items from there. And you, my favorite Rock Star, has once again made me see magical things. THANK YOU

  12. Image for Regina Merrick Regina Merrick

    THIS is a crafty project I can get behind! LOL!!! I love this! Seriously! I bought extra pumpkins for daughter's wedding decor. (I may or may not have over-bought in the 40%-off pumpkin aisle at Hobby Lobby . . .). Now I just need to find the yarn!! Was it at HL?? Super-cuter, rock star!

  13. Image for Nancy B. Nancy B.

    These pumpkins are fabulous! Halloween is my least favorite holiday and orange my least favorite color. That being said, I'm totally in for these pumpkins. I'm heading out to pick up the supplies. Thank you for the continued inspirational thoughts and ideas you share with us.

  14. Image for Christy Roppel Christy Roppel

    How much yard did you use for each pumpkin? I need to order the correct amount. I'm going to use the orange and black :) Thanks!

    1. Image for KariAnne Wood KariAnne Wood

      I used about 3/4 of a skein for the larger pumpkins and 1/4 of a skein for the smaller pumpkin! Hope this helps! KariAnne

  15. Image for Sherry Sherry

    Thank you for this post. I enjoyed reading this as always. I too would like to know how much yarn it takes for each pumpkin. Does a skein make more than one?

  16. Image for Connie Connie

    While the pumpkins are fun and creative, it's the little wooden houses that give me tingles! Where did you find them?

  17. Image for Daphne Daphne

    God bless you KariAnne.....you make my day ....love your sense of humor ....love your home...love your blog.....love your craftiness....love everything about you....you my love are very loveable....😊

  18. Image for Kathleen Kathleen

    I love the yarn pumpkins, but loved the “yard sale w/ husband briefly in charge” story even more! We have one, too! (Hubby likes to go because he is a “collector” of airline-related items!) It just so happens this husband in charge sold us an antique pay telephone (yes, antique!) for FIVE DOLLARS!!! You should have seen us rushing off with that treasure! Our best yard sale story ever!

  19. Image for Judy Westmoreland Judy Westmoreland

    I just ordered the yarn to make these pumpkins. All the yarn was on sale. Yay. They had a red yarn also. Would love to see what you could do with the red yarn as a Christmas project. Love the blog!

  20. Image for Patricia Patricia

    The title was a bit misleading. When it says “dollar store pumpkins “, I was expecting the project to feature all dollar store items. Instead you used specialty yarn purchased online. Does the ten minutes include the wait time for the shipping? You do a lot of charming crafts on your blog. And the pumpkins are cute. Just not the project I was expecting.

  21. Image for MARY-ANN (FROM CANADA!) MARY-ANN (FROM CANADA!)

    Once again, you have given us such a cute project! KariAnne, you are always bringing us easy crafts and your instructions are always so easy to follow! Just love your posts because they bring such joy to our days. Keep on being the very special gal you are! Blessings!

  22. Image for Michele M. Michele M.

    HA - seriously, is there an end to your creativity??? This is amazing - YOU are amazing. What a cute cute cute craft for fall. ♥♥♥♥♥

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