Create a pair of Upcycled Crochet Thread Ball Pumpkins DIY for Fall. I picked up these two balls of crochet thread at a local thrift store with some other sewing supplies knowing instantly that they would become pumpkins. These super cute and funky pumpkins are the perfect farmhouse-inspired pair for your Autumn home decor. I am sharing today as part of the Team Creative Crafts Pumpkin Crafts Edition, so stop back by on Saturday to see all of the creative inspiration!
Upcycled Crochet Thread Ball Pumpkins for Fall
This week I am co-hosting Team Creative Crafts Pumpkin Crafts Edition with my crafty friends Laura from Laura Kelly Designs, and Lindsay from Artsy-Fartsy Mama. We are featuring ALL the fabulously colorful and cute craft projects from some of the most talented designers we know. Check out my tutorial, then scroll down to see all the creativity, AND stop back on Saturday to see what everyone has created!
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Here's what you need to create a Thread Ball Pumpkin:
- Cotton Crochet Thread, Two
- Americana Acrylic Craft Paint – Canyon Orange, Burnt Orange
- Kunin Classic Felt Craft Cuts – Olive Green
- Plastic Spray Bottles, Two – Dollar Tree
- Green Moss – Dollar Tree
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks – Dollar Tree
- Champagne Corks – Two
- Wired Twine
- Scissors – I love my Fiskars!
- Wire Cutters
- CROCHET THREAD BALL PUMPKIN LEAF PATTERN – download below ⇓
How to Make a Pumpkin from a Thread Ball:
To begin the Upcycled Crochet Thread Ball Pumpkins DIY, gather all supplies. Cotton Crochet Thread is available on Amazon, just make sure it is cotton. Squeeze 1 oz. of Canyon Orange acrylic craft paint in a 3 oz. spray bottle, fill with 2 oz. of water. Replace the cap and shake until all paint has dissolved into the water. Repeat with the Burnt Orange acrylic craft paint and the second spray bottle.
Remove any labels from the balls of crochet thread. On a drop cloth or large cardboard box, spray the outside of the thread balls with the Canyon Orange and Burnt Orange acrylic craft paint. Set aside to dry. Apply a second coat, if necessary. Mix the colors slightly by very lightly spraying one color on top of the other. I love the coverage I got with the Americana Acrylics by DecoArt.
Measure and cut two 12” lengths of wired twine using a ruler and wire cutters. Wrap the twine wires around a pencil, and then slide off to create vines. Stretch and bend the wire to create two pumpkin vines.
Download and print the THREAD BALL PUMPKIN LEAF PATTERN below ⇓ layer onto a scrap of Olive Green Kunin Classic Felt, and cut out two with scissors. To create dimension, apply a dot of hot glue at the base of each leaf and fold it in half.
To finish the Thread Ball Pumpkins DIY, attach a champagne cork to the front center of the hole at the top of the ball of crochet thread with a glue gun and glue sticks. Hold in place until the glue dries and cools completely. Fill in the rest of the hole with small amounts of green moss. Glue the wired twine vines and the leaves to the back of the recycled champagne cork stem. Repeat the above to finish the second pumpkin.
Upcycled Crochet Thread Ball Pumpkins DIY for Fall
Change things up by creating a variety of colors of Upcycled Crochet Thread Ball Pumpkins. Your family and friends will never know how quick and easy this trendy Autumn decor was to create! The perfect size to add to your Fall tiered tray display. A quick and easy gift to create for teachers, co-workers, neighbors, and friends. The hardest part is waiting for the paint to dry!
Now it’s time for some INSPIRATION!
Below are more projects created by some of my craftiest designer friends. We are participating in the Team Creative Crafts – Pumpkin Crafts Edition. Scroll down to see all the goodness. Stop back by Saturday for all the super cool projects!
Awesome Pumpkin Craft Inspiration from Team Creative Crafts
I am totally blown away by the fabulous variety of projects that the team created this month. We told everyone “Pumpkin Crafts, Anything Goes” and we have not been disappointed! And look at all the FABULOUS projects!