I am typically one to lean more towards the side of fall decorating than Halloween decorating; but I happily welcome the exception of the jack-o'-lantern. Carving jack-o'-lanterns has forever been one of our family traditions, first as a child with my sister and parents, and now with my own children. Jack-o'-lanterns seem to strike that perfect autumn balance of spooky and cozy.
So, as my patch of felted pumpkins this year continued to grow, I thought it would be fun to get a couple of them Halloween-ready, and I even made an instructional video of the process to add to our website's section of Free Tutorials, so you can Halloween-ify some of your felted pumpkins too!
If you've never needle felted a pumpkin before, it's a really fun beginner project, and we have a complete kit with everything you need to make three of your own!
Once you have your pumpkin, here is what you will need to add a festive face:
- felting mat (I'm using one of our small wool felting mats, but any foam or wool felting mat will do)
- a firmly felted pumpkin (Still need to make a pumpkin? Our Needle Felted Pumpkin Kit has everything you need to make 3 pumpkins!)
- yellow wool (I'm using our Sunflower yellow merino roving, but any suitable felting wool will do)
I've made several of these felted jack-o'-lanterns now, and I did one using black wool instead of yellow. The possibilities for coloring of both the pumpkin and its face are endless!
I hope you enjoy my jack o' lantern tutorial, and happy fall to you all!