Love all things pumpkin? If so, we’ll show you how to craft a whole patch of our adorable felted mini pumpkins. These pumpkins are a wonderful decoration for the Halloween season and beyond. You could place these pumpkins on your mantel, set them on a shelving unit, or use them to dress up your holiday table.
This is a new and improved version of our felted mini pumpkins that we made a few years ago, so be sure to check our supplies list and tutorial below for the updates!
Craft a Whole Patch!
Emily and I crafted two different versions of these mini felted pumpkins. She used our felt balls, thread, and felt to make a simple version, while I made something a bit more complicated by adding roving wool and a clay stem. The small and simple version would be a great craft for kids to make while you use your needle-felting tools to shape a larger pumpkin.
Though we used foam balls for our original set of felted mini pumpkins, we have moved toward more sustainable materials in the last few years. Our original set also feature cooler tones while our new set has more warm, earthy tones. Both color palettes are perfect for fall and of course you can always use whatever colors of roving wool you like best!
Skill level: Beginner
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- Needle Felting Needle Holder
- Felting Needles — Pack of 6
- Felting Pad
- Toothpicks or Sewing Pins
- Needle Felting Roving Wool — ORANGE SET: Natural White, Cookie, Nutmeg, Toffee, and Butterscotch
BLUE GREEN SET: Natural White, Natural Medium, Natural Light, Fog, Mint, and Sprout
- Sculpey Clay – Tan, Brown, or Grey
- 4cm Felt Balls – Terra Cotta, Cotton, Almond, and Orange, or Foam Balls (variety of sizes)
How to Make Mini Felted Pumpkins
Simple felt ball version: Check out our video tutorial over here in our Craft Academy!
Needle-felted version: Download our tutorial below (we replaced our original foam balls with the felt balls).
Love needle felting? Check out all of our needle-felted projects for more ideas. Or browse our Halloween crafts and our fall crafts to see what else you can make for the season.
Are you having trouble? Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you out.
My husband visited Kyrgyzstan about 1.5 years ago. They are known for their wool felt art and craft. His mother brought back traditional Kyrgyz dolls- which feature a needle felted head with embroidered facial detail (mouth, eyes), and a double layer of thick felt (maybe 3mm?) sewn to make clothing. I would love to see a pattern for these! I have wanted to make them ever since I saw them. You can see photos of an example here:
And if you google Erkebu Kyrgyzstan felt doll, lots of images will come up. I hope you fall in love with them like I did!
These are beautiful! It would be fun to make our version of felt dolls.
What colors wool roving did you use for these? The color combo is beautiful!
The exact colors are listed in the post. 🙂
You could also make the stem with roving and needlefelt it into the top of the pumpkin. Striations in the pumpkin can be further emphasized with string, jute, or embroidery floss.
Hi! How many ounces of wool roving did it take to make your largest pumpkin? I see that they sell it by the oz & I want to make sure order enough.
2 oz should be enough!
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