Thursday, November 5, 2009

Needle Felted Pumpkins








These little pumpkins were so easy to make. I couldn't find a tutorial online that I liked so I just made up my own way and it worked out pretty good. I started with a small ball of yarn then just wrapped some orange wool roving around it and poked lightly with a felting needle. Then I felted the top and bottom more securely. I wanted my pumpkin to puff out so I didn't needle it too much. I also wanted it to be more round at the bottom so I then felted the lines of the pumpkin from top to bottom and this created a round bottom look. The kids didn't want to make the lines so they just poked theirs all over with the needles. Then we made some vines and leaves for the top. This was very fun and easy enough for my 4 year old.










5 comments:

Jen said...

They turned out really cute! And neat idea about winding the roving around a yarn ball :D Looks like your children had a ton of fun, too! Great job!

Wendy said...

positively adorable!

SinginMama said...

OK, I LOVE these! Can we have a class? Not for the kids.......for ME!! :)Kelly

onegoldensun said...

What sweet little pumpkins. You darling children look so proud! Lovely.

Tan Family said...

Terrific idea! We usually start out by wet felting a ball, then needlefelting layers on top until the shape and indentations look right. I love the idea of starting with a ball of yarn. Thanks!

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