This pumpkin garland tutorial is the perfect craft with the kids that doubles for an adorable decoration. I only spent $3 total on this craft!
It is finally October! The pumpkin patch by my house is open and we are slowly decorating the house! I quickly put together this decoration and can’t wait to share my adorable pumpkin garland tutorial. This seriously took me no time to make and cost $3!! Yep. The price of a latte.
I love doing fun crafts, but I really love a craft with a purpose! My kids bring home tons of art work from school and things that I just can’t store around the house. When I look to make something, I want it to have a dual purpose. Like this pumpkin garland tutorial… the kids can have fun and I can use it to decorate.
My simply EASY instructions to said pumpkin garland:
- To get started, wind the yarn around your fingers 100 times. This is a fun counting exercise with the kids. Counting to a hundred seemed like a huge feat and they definitely had fun.
- Next, take a 4 inch piece of yarn and string through the yarn that is wrapped on your fingers. This will secure the yarn to make the pumpkin. Tie a nice knot to hold it tightly. I tucked in the yarn on the sides to make it a nice ball shape.
- After you have a nice pumpkin, secure the green pipe cleaner stem using that same piece of yarn used to secure the pumpkin. See the picture if you are confused. I am not the best at directions.
- Repeat the last three steps as many times as you need pumpkins. I settled with six.
Last of all, attach your pumpkins to the twine. I used that same 4 inch piece of yarn to secure it. I made sure to keep an even spacing and made 2 loops on either end to hang.