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Project

Homespun Pumpkin Decorations

Created By: Ellie Miller

Introduction

Assembled from yarn, rope, and foam balls, these homespun pumpkin decorations are simple to make. For each, gently press top and bottom of a Styrofoam ball against a work surface to flatten ends (so ball doesn't roll). Wrap orange roving around ball. Insert a T pin into top. Tie cream or orange mohair yarn to pin and cover ball. Cut a length of rope; place over pin, and attach with a hot-glue gun, pressing to secure.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, November 2008

Reviews (11)

  • 20 Sep, 2010

    Roving is wool fiber. You can usually find it in your local yarn shop.

  • 16 Sep, 2010

    I THINK IT MIGHT BE THE NAME OF THE TECNIQUE OF WRAPING THE BALL.IT ALSO LOOKS LIKE THE ROPE IS BRAIDED

  • 16 Oct, 2009

    what is orange roving?

  • 6 Oct, 2009

    Great Idea MelbaM! I'm going to make these this weekend.

  • 4 Oct, 2009

    my girls (6 and 8) and I made them yesterday, cute and easy to make! They decided to cut out some felt pieces to turn them into jack o lanterns.

  • 3 Oct, 2009

    Why not try adding a piece of a thick twig picked up in the back yard?

  • 3 Oct, 2009

    Any ideas for something to use for the stem besides rope? I don't have any thick enough for that.

  • 2 Oct, 2009

    rope

  • 2 Oct, 2009

    Rope.

  • 2 Oct, 2009

    It looks like from the picture that the stem is made from rope....?

  • 2 Oct, 2009

    what is the stem made out of?