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DIY Pom-Pom Pumpkin

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It’s only ten days until Halloween!!! Because I still can’t shake my pom-pom obsession, I decided to make a pom-pom pumpkin in the shape of Jack O’Lantern. Learn how to make a pom-pom pumpkin and turn it into a Halloween pumpkin jack ‘o lantern by adding black spooky eyes and a mouth.

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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 🙂

how to make a pumpkin pom pom

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.

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DIY Pom-Pom Pumpkin - How To

Yield: 45mm Pom-Pom Pumpkin
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Avid Beginner
Estimated Cost: $1 - $5

10 days to Halloween!!! My pom-pom fever hasn’t subsided so I made this Jack O’ Lantern pom-pom pumpkin!

Enjoy making them!


  • Orange and brown color yarns
  • Tacky craft glue
  • Black felt (cut into the facial features of a Jack O’ Lantern)


  • 45mm pom-pom maker
  • Oval-shaped template for trimming the pom-pom into pumpkin-shaped
  • A pair of thumb-pins
  • A pair of sharp scissors


  1. Pom Pom Pumpkin 1Gather all the needed materials and tools as listed above.

  2. Pom Pom Pumpkin 2Wind the arm of the pom-pom maker with 2 – 3 layers of orange yarn.

  3. Pom Pom Pumpkin 3Change yarn to brown color and wind a layer of brown yarn.

  4. Pom Pom Pumpkin 43 layers of orange yarn, 1 layer brown, and 3 layers orange again.

  5. Pom Pom Pumpkin 5Cut 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.

  6. Pom Pom Pumpkin 6This is pom-pom pumpkin before trimming take place.
    You can see the brown stripes run from top to bottom of the pumpkin.
    You can tie an additional string on the pom-pom if you plan to hang it.

  7. Pom Pom Pumpkin 7Position 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 don’t know how to do it.

  8. Pom Pom Pumpkin 8Trim the pom-pom close to the template. Slightly under-trim is better than over-trim. Do the same on the other side, 90 deg to the left or right.

  9. Pom Pom Pumpkin 9You can see the brown stripes more clearly now.

  10. Pom Pom Pumpkin 10I prefer to apply some fabric glue on the tied string so that the pom-pom’s shape is “fixed”. Make sure that the fabric glue gets into the inside of the center.

  11. Pom Pom Pumpkin 11Trim lightly on your pom-pom pumpkin to make it look neat if necessary. Remember to fluff the pom-pom often enough to get the “hiding” yarn out and trim it.

  12. Pom Pom Pumpkin 12Lastly, 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, and wait for 5 -10 minutes until it is tacky before mounting 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!

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~ Junkyard Jennifer

Friday 29th of October 2010

I love this idea! I featured it on my blog today.

~ Jennifer

rosemeire garcia

Friday 17th of September 2010

I´m from brasil, I love your pom-poms, thank you. kisses and by byin brasil tchau!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Monday 30th of November 2009

Love the pom-pom crafts. Thank you!


Wednesday 21st of October 2009

I love your creativity in making Jack O'Lantern using pom-pom. Btw, your first photo is simply stunning!

Craft Passion

Thursday 22nd of October 2009

Thank you. I just love to create :)

carrie mcveigh-crow

Wednesday 21st of October 2009

I love these, you can make Santa Claus or snowmn figure by using 3 stacked up on each other. I love your imagination.

Craft Passion

Thursday 22nd of October 2009

Yes, snowman in on my list :) Watch out for the Christmas pom pom project coming up soon.

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