This is just about the easiest DIY ever and perfect for an easy weekend project! I love felted wool! I used to do quite a bit of needle felting. It’s really easy if you have the right tools, and I hope to share how to do it before Christmas with a beginner project like these needle felted acorn ornaments. Today, I want to share how I changed up a store purchased felted wool pumpkin garland into pumpkin place cards for my Thanksgiving table.
What’s better than making your own needle felted craft, is finding one in the store, ready made to repurpose! I saw this adorable felted wool pumpkin garland at Marshall’s. I’ve seen these garlands at TJ Maxx and HomeGoods as well. They come in white and traditional orange. I thought they would make great felted wool pumpkin place cards for Thanksgiving!
I really liked the idea of the garland, but my first thought was to make the garland into individual pumpkins to use as fall place cards on my dining table. I brought the box home, and cut off each green pumpkin stem. This is now the bottom side of my individual pumpkins.
Then I went out into the yard and cut a branch off one of our trees and then cut the branch into pieces to use as little wood stems.
I used hot glue to attach each wood stem. Then I made little name tags with my Silhouette Cameo, but you could purchase ready-made tags at the craft store and hand write the name. I tied the tags to the pumpkin stems to make the place cards. How easy is that! Sometimes it just makes sense NOT to make your own, when you find it ready made at a great price! The pumpkin garland was $12.99 at Marshall’s and had 12 pumpkins on the garland – so that is $1 per wool pumpkin (you could make it for less, but when you figure in time – not worth the few cents saved)!
Of course, you can use real white pumpkins for the same look, but they don’t last. Faux white pumpkins will work too, but I really liked the natural wool fiber look of these tiny white wool pumpkins! I just purchased a second box of these pumpkins at my local Marshall’s a few days ago and they had quite a few boxes in stock.
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