Felted Pumpkins

Just in time for fall!  We went to Rhinebeck’s Sheep and Wool Festival and saw lots of felted pumpkins.  We chose some roving and went to work!

I used scrap wool to felt the basic shape of the pumpkins, and then covered that with the beautiful orange variegated merino wool to create the ribs of the pumpkins.

all three alternate, pumpkins, felted pumpkins, orange wool, variegated merino, orange wool
big one closeup
little closeup           middle

meema setup

I wrapped wool around pipe cleaners and felted it a little to keep its shape, and then wound the wool-covered pipe cleaner around my finger to make the tendrils.

God bless, Rebekah

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Real Acorn Cap Ornaments

Here I’ve made acorn ornaments in three colors, with bakers twine loops in different colors for hanging. I’ve taken pictures of most of the process, but this is just a quick intro, not too much detail here.

Here are the supplies:

Felted ball
Acorn caps
Bakers twine
Strong glue
Drill

Also, (not pictured) I drilled holes in all the acorn caps for the twine to go through.edited supplies

First start by felting a large-ish marble sized ball, depending on the size of your acorn caps so the ball will fit in the acorn cap comfortably.Next, string a loop of bakers twine about 2-3 inches long through the hole in the acorn cap.

Now glue your ball into the acorn cap.

Aannnnd…. the finished acorns!

edited acorn closeupEasy, no?