A Pumpkin Needle Felting Project

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It’s all about pumpkins this month with #MyFavoriteBloggers, so we’ve teamed up again to bring you some fun pumpkin themed projects and recipes …

Pumpkin Crafts and Recipes

Don’t they all look so awesome!? Let me introduce you to the beautiful and talented ladies behind the projects …

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Kirsten from One Tough Mother, Adrianne from Happy Hour Projects, Marilyn from 4 You With Love, Sky from Capital B, Tara from Suburble, Bethany from Pitter and Glink, Melanie from It Happens in a Blink, Lauren from The Thinking Closet, Me :), Carlee from Ladybird Ln, ChiWei from 1 Dog Woof, Kadie from 7 Alive, Amy from One Artsy Mama, Sarah from Repeat Crafter Me, and Nancy from Small Things with Love.

Want to see which project is mine? … The needle felted pumpkin, of course!

Pumpkin Needle Felting Project

Since I’ve just introduced you to needle felting I thought a needle felted pumpkin would be the perfect project to share. If you missed my little introduction to needle felting, you can can read it here.

So, are you ready to needle felt?!

Pumpkin Needle Felting Project

Needle Felted Pumpkin

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • felting needle (I used a 38 gauge needle)
  • foam pad to work on
  • white wool batt for the core
  • orange wool roving
  • small amounts of brown and green wool roving


You first step will be to grab a handful of wool batt. Now just roll it in your hand into a loose ball and start gently poking it with your needle, turning as you work. Keep felting until you have a nicely shaped ball, but not so tightly felted that it is becoming difficult to poke the needle into.

needle felting project

At this point, wrap some of your orange roving around the ball and use your needle to felt the orange around the ball.

needle felted pumpkin

Now we are going to begin shaping our pumpkin. Use your needle to poke indents down the sides of your circle to resemble a pumpkin shape. If needed, you can use some additional wisps of orange roving to build out the side areas between your indents.

needle felting

Now that you have your pumpkin shape, the rest is just embellishing.  Use small wisps of brown and green and shape them into a stem and leaf using your needle. Then use your needle and poke the stem and leaf into place on the top of your pumpkin. There is quite a bit of freedom to needle felting. You ca just keep poking away until you get the exact shape and design you like.

Crochet Pumpkin Pattern

You can find the pattern for the little crochet pumpkin shown above by clicking here.

For more free Halloween patterns, click here. For more needle felting projects, click here.


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24 Responses to A Pumpkin Needle Felting Project

  1. priscilla September 19, 2013 at 8:11 am #

    Love your needle felted pumpkin ! Adorable !

  2. amy @ one artsy mama September 19, 2013 at 9:56 am #

    That is crazy-adorable, girl!!! SO cute! I need about 10 of those!

    • Kara September 19, 2013 at 9:10 pm #

      So glad you like it, Amy!

  3. Happier Than A Pig in Mud September 19, 2013 at 10:41 am #

    Thanks for the neat ideas and fun party! Lovin’ your felted pumpkin! I’ll check back often:@)

    • Kara September 19, 2013 at 9:10 pm #

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  4. Carlee September 19, 2013 at 11:43 am #

    What a cute pumpkin, I have always wanted to felt something, the look is so pretty!

    • Kara September 19, 2013 at 9:10 pm #

      I think you would love it!

  5. Kirsten @ One Tough Mother September 19, 2013 at 2:10 pm #

    You are so amazing – the stuff you create from nothing just blows my mind. LOVE this sweet little pumpkin! Great job 🙂

    • Kara September 19, 2013 at 9:09 pm #

      Awww … thanks, Kirsten!

  6. Bethany September 19, 2013 at 7:02 pm #

    That is seriously the cutest little pumpkin ever!

    • Kara September 19, 2013 at 9:08 pm #

      Thanks so much, Bethany 🙂

  7. LuAnn Braley September 19, 2013 at 8:33 pm #

    Another adorable pumpkin project!

    When we bought and moved into the home previously owned by my husband’s paternal grandparents, one of the things left behind was an old metal thimble. My daughter (10) did not know what it was. Eek, I thought, what kind of a crafty mama am I? So I would like to do this project with her, half because it’s so darn cute and part as a needlecraft history lesson!

    • Kara September 19, 2013 at 9:08 pm #

      That sounds like a wonderful mother-daughter day to me!!

  8. Lauren @ The Thinking Closet September 20, 2013 at 1:21 am #

    Wow, Kara…you make needle-felting seem so do-able. And like something I might even try! I love the look of your plump little pumpkin. He’s darling!

    • Kara September 23, 2013 at 8:07 am #

      You should definitely give it a try!

  9. ChiWei September 20, 2013 at 4:42 pm #

    Do you know how many times I’ve walked past the wool felting at Michaels and stopped just to stare at the pretty colors? I’m so afraid to start another obsession, but this is just too ridiculously cute!

    • Kara September 23, 2013 at 8:05 am #

      I know … I have so many things I love to do but just need more time 🙂

  10. Sky September 22, 2013 at 11:30 pm #

    I know next to nothing about needle felting- what a great tutorial! You make it look so simple and do-able, as always! These little pumpkins turned out adorable!

    • Kara September 23, 2013 at 7:58 am #

      Awww … Thanks, Sky!


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