DIY Pom-Pom Pumpkin
I love Halloween, though it is not commonly celebrated here (except those costume parties organized meant for adults) but I have experienced it once during my short-term stay in the UK, and that gave me a wonderful memory.
Seeing children dressed up in cute and spooky Halloween costumes, holding a Halloween basket, walking from door to door shouting “Treat or Trick” and they get treats in return, this is cute 🙂
I would love to carve a real pumpkin with spooky expression, place a tea light in it and put it outside my front door but I am in Malaysia… I can’t find this type of pumpkin which is so orangie, big and beautiful, even if there is, the price must be sky-high. All we have here is Kabocha Pumpkin, which has a green blotchy skin that is hard and mmmm… “ugly” but tastes great in cooking.
So, no real pumpkin for me, nevermind! With pom-pom, I can make a small Halloween Pom Pom Pumpkin decoration in just 30 minutes. The step is pretty simple.
Materials & Tools:
1. 45mm pom-pom maker
2. Orange and brown color yarns
3. Oval shaped template for trimming the pom-pom into pumpkin-shaped
4. A pair of thumb-pins
5. Tacky craft glue
6. Black felt (cut into the facial features of a Jack O’ Lantern)
7. A pair of sharp scissors
Cut the yarn across and you will see the stripes of brown yarn in between the orange. If you want to know more about the basic of making pom-pom using the pom-pom maker, click here.
Position the pumpkin template on both sides to trim the pom-pom into a pumpkin shape. Read more about trimming a pom-pom fast and easy here if you haven’t got a clue on how to do it.
Lastly, attach the facial features onto the pom-pom with fabric glue. Remember to spread a thick and generous amount (but not overflow) of fabric glue onto the wrong side of the felt, wait for 5 -10 minutes until it is tacky before mounted them onto the pom-pom.
Here there is, a Jack O’ Lantern the Pom Pom Pumpkin!
What’s coming up next? Still a pom-pom project…. it is a black widow spider for Halloween 🙂 Stay tuned!