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Are you a yarn collector? Do you have a secret stash of autumnal yarn and looking for any excuse to use it? Have no fear - glue pumpkins are here!

What you need:

-Tacky Glue (4oz bottle)

- Yarn (oranges for pumpkin + green for the stem)
-Wax paper
-Tray or cookie sheet
-Jar or container with 4oz of water
-Plastic spoon
-Needle

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Pour the entire 4oz bottle of Tacky Glue into the jar of water. The whole bottle! let it sit for two minutes. 

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After letting the glue loosen up in the water for a couple of minutes, use the spoon to blend them together. The final result will be the consistency of very heavy whipping cream. 

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Cut yarn into one yard lengths. Each pumpkin will need at least nine yards, but you can add more if you like.  

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Dip the yarn into glue mixture use the spoon to fish it out. 

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Use your fingers to arrange the yarn into a loose pile on the wax paper. Indent the top slightly to mimic the shape of a pumpkin. 

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Take a spoonful of the glue mixture and pour it evenly over the surface. 

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Let the pumpkins dry overnight. In humid areas, add a fan to help the pumpkins along. You will know they are dry when the glue is clear. 

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Tear away the excess wax paper from behind the yarn. 

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Thread one yard of green yarn through the eye of a needle and insert through the top of the pumpkin. 

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Tie off the green stem and hang your pumpkin with pride!

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Because they are transparent, the pumpkins look especially neat when displayed on a window. 

Happy Halloween!

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Published Date

July 08, 2016