I can’t believe that Halloween is this week! With all our property projects we have been too busy to spend too much time on Halloween craft projects or any craft projects. The other night I was feeling the urge to be a little more creative. Not that all the cooking and land projects aren’t creative, but I needed something more and different. I was feeling the pull to do some needle felting and I thought why not felt a pumpkin to add to the other pumpkins on the front porch!
Halloween Felted Pumpkin
Orange wool roving
Green wool roving
1. With wool batting, take a small amount and bunch into a ball. With your needle start felting. When the ball feels firm, wrap more batting around and felt again – repeat this until you have the size you want.
2. With orange wool roving, wrap your ball and felt the orange onto the ball. You may need to do this step one or two more times – you want the ball covered in orange with no batting color showing through.
3. If your pumpkin does not sit well, take your needle and felt the bottom until it is flat and sits to your liking.
4. With your green batting, pull a small amount – lay across the top in a line and needle felt on. Do this so that you have anywhere from 4 – 8 “stem vines”.
5. Continue following the line from the “stem vine” down the sides of the pumpkin to add the ribbing.
6. Now you are ready to make the stem. Take some green wool roving – fold over and needle felt until firm. Your stem can be as long or short as you want and if you want you can make it bend. To make it bend – needle felt a lot where you want the bend to be – the more you felt the shorter the wool gets creating the bend. Place the stem on the top of the pumpkin and using your needle felt all the way around – until it is firmly attached.
This is the cutest little pumpkin and it did not in any way feel inferior to the other pumpkins!