Pinterest is rampant right now with pumpkins covered in everything imaginable. I set out to cover a styrofoam pumpkin with Halloween scrapbook paper. Unfortunately the paper was not pliable enough to conform to the curves of the pumpkin. When that failed, I tried tissue paper, but I didn’t like the way it looked.
Determined to cover my pumpkin with something, I rifled through my yarn bin and found the perfect thing – glitter eyelash yarn! Yarn is certainly flexible enough to cover the non-flat surface of a pumpkin. Plus this particular yarn provides the shimmer and glitz of glitter without the mess. They say the third time’s the charm!
- Medium-Sized Styrofoam Pumpkin (I found mine at Dollar Tree)
- Martha Stewart Glitter Eyelash Yarn in Orange Topaz and Peridot
- Elmer’s Glue
Beginning on the bottom of the pumpkin, apply a thick layer of Elmer’s glue to the center. I tried Mod Podge first, but it didn’t seem like the best adhesive for this. I then wanted to use my all-purpose craft glue, but the consistency was more paste than glue. I recommend using Elmer’s. It not only dries clear, but Elmer’s is affordable, which is good since you’ll need a good amount of it. Starting in the center, begin to coil the orange yarn, making sure to press it down into the glue.
Continue applying glue to the pumpkin and wrapping it with orange yarn until you cover the entire body of the pumpkin. Be patient and prepared to get a little covered in glue. I took breaks periodically to allow the glue to dry so that it would be easier to hold the pumpkin while I wrapped.
Once the body is covered in orange yarn, apply glue to the stem and wrap it with the green yarn.
With your pumpkin fully wrapped, you’ll need to let it dry. How long it needs will depend on how much glue you used. I let mine dry overnight just to be on the safe side.