Pumpkin Yarn Garland

Dress up your mantle, or any part of your home, with easy Halloween garland.  This no sew project is made with yarn and a few other craft supplies for an inexpensive craft project easy enough for kids.

Decorate your mantle or home for Halloween with this easy Halloween garland! Made from yarn and few other simple craft supplies, this fun decoration is perfect for kids!

I am in LOVE with this Halloween garland! Not only is it super easy to make, but it’s also crazy inexpensive.  This craft is easy enough for even little kids to help make. Scroll down and check out the mantle my friend put together using this Halloween garland and our Keep Calm poster printable. It’s adorable!

Yarn Halloween Garland

Orange Yarn (Red Heart in Carrot)
Black Yarn (Red Heart in Black)
White Yarn (Red Heart in Soft White)

Shop Red Heart, America's Favorite Yarn

Fishing Line (optional – I used this for hanging)
Dining Chair (mine is about 16″ wide)
Green pipe cleaners (1 per pumpkin)
Black pipe cleaners (2 per spider)
Sharp Scissors

Yarn Garland

Basic directions:
For each of the three different shapes (spider, pumpkin, and ghost) you wind yarn around a chair, slide it off, tie it and cut it into your shape.

Spider Yarn

To make a spider (one chair wrapping will make 3 spiders):

How to Make A Yarn Garland

1, Wrap black yarn around a chair. I wrapped it 75 times. The more you wrap, the thicker and denser the pom pom will be.

Slide the yarn off the chair, keeping the loops separate.

Easy DIY Halloween Garland

2. Cut three, 14″ pieces of black yarn. TIGHTLY Tie the loop as shown.

Double knot it.

Cut the loop of yarn on the right and left of the center (tied) strand.

Cut the looped ends.

You will have three spiders.

Yarn Spiders

3. KEEP THE TAIL LONG (that’s the part you tied onto the loop to make sections). Hang onto it and trim yarn to create the spider shape.

Cut two pipe cleaners in half giving you four pieces. Place your spider, upside down onto a flat surface.

Lay your pipe cleaners over your tail and use the tail string to tightly attach the pipe cleaners to the body.

Double knot. Using your fingers, bend the pipe cleaners to resemble legs.

Trim the tail OR use it (if you can) to hang it.

Yarn Pumpkin


To make a pumpkin: (one chair wrapping will make 3 pumpkins)

Follow Steps 1-3 for the spider, but use the orange yarn. I wrapped my yarn around the chair 150 times.

After you trim your pumpkin, you’ll need to add a stem.

Place the center of a green pipe cleaner across the tail and tie the tail in a double knot to affix the stem.

At this point, I just folded the pipe cleaner downward to make a stem and some vines. You can really do anything you want here. Keep the tail long to hang to hang or cut off.

Yarn Ghosts

To make a ghost: (one chair wrapping will make 3 ghosts)

Wrap your yarn around the chair (I did 150 loops).

Remove the yarn from the chair and cut one end so you have a long bunch of yarn. Cut that chunk of yarn into thirds.

Cut six, 14″ pieces of white yarn. Set 3 pieces aside.

Tie one piece of yarn tightly around the center of each of the three chunks.

Keep the tail separate if you want to use it to hang, otherwise, you can just add it into the mix of ghost.

Fold the bunch of yarn down the center/in half and smooth the yarn.

Tie the remaining yarn near the folded end to make a head.

Trim the ghost body as desired.

Pumpkin Yarn Garland

To hang:
I used fishing line to hang my garland onto twine.

For the spider I tied the line onto one of the strands on the top of his head.

For the pumpkin weave the fishing line through the stem to hang.

And for the ghost, weave a piece of fishing line through the top of the head to hang. If you still have your tails, you can easily use those to tie onto the garland.

Keep the trio loose. A simple slip knot around the garland will work well, that way you can space it evenly once you have it hung.

Decorate your mantle or home for Halloween with this easy Halloween garland! Made from yarn and few other simple craft supplies, this fun decoration is perfect for kids

Pair the garland with our Keep Calm and Scare On project to create a adorable, inexpensive Halloween display for your home.

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46 comments on “Pumpkins and Ghosts and Spiders! Oh My! Halloween Garland

  1. Love these. Thanks for sharing at the #InspirationSpotlight party. Shared.
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  2. Your little yarn ghosties and pumpkins and spiders are adorable! What a great garland for Halloween. Pinned so I can make it one of these years. #HomeMattersParty

  3. These make me wish I had a kid’s classroom to decorate. They are adorable. Pinned them for later. Thanks for sharing.
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  4. Camille, you have done it again. You just make the cutest stuff! I LOVE this garland!!! Pinned and sharing. Thanks for linking up at Family Joy Blog Link-Up Party this week.
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  5. I’m an Ohio State fan, so not sure I should read your blog…..I KID!

  6. My two grand daughters are coming for a weekend. We always do crafts together, they love it. This is the perfect activity. Thank you for posting.
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  7. NormaJean on said:

    Can you say adorable!

  8. I love this garland! I have fond memories of making those yarn ball creatures in childhood and trimming their ‘hair.’ I love that you used the concept to make an adorable themed garland.
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  9. I love making yarn pom poms! This garland it just too cute. Pinned! I wanted to let you know that I’m featuring this post tonight at the Create & Share Link Party (7:00 PM MST)! Congratulations!!! Can’t wait to see what you share with us this week. 🙂
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  10. This is super cute!!

    Thanks for linking up with us at the Best of the Blogosphere!
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  11. What a fun project! Just wanted to tell you that I featured it in our party this week and I will be pinning and sharing on my Facebook page this coming week. 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend! XO

  12. This is just about the cutest thing ever! Thanks for linking up to The Handmade Hangout! I’ll be featuring this on my blog when the new linky goes live today (Thurs) at 6pm ET. Hope you’ll stop by to see your feature and link up again!
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  13. Thank you for linking up with the OMHG WW! Please link up with us again this week and share your great posts! xx

  14. Cute! Pinned and tweeted. We truly appreciate you taking the time to be a part of our party. Please stop by and party with us again. The party starts Monday at 7 pm and ends on Friday at 7 pm. Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls
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  15. What a super cute, and easy craft! Thanks for sharing! We’d love to have you back at the Best of the Blogosphere tomorrow!
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  16. These are fab, love them. I love pom poms so a new way to use them is right up my street!
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  17. This is absolutely adorable and super easy to create. Thank you for sharing! I have to try this out 🙂

  18. This is an adorable garland. Pinned & shared. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party.
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  19. Hi there
    Just stopped by to let you know that I featured this on my Saturday Spotlight post this week!

    Thanks again for linking up! Hope you have a great weekend!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
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  20. This is adorable. I love all your creepy little yarn creatures!
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  21. Hey, stopping by from Diana Rambles! LOVE this project, so very cute! I would like to invite you to link up at my new party! Every Thursday at 7pm EST. Hope to see you there!
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  22. Cute, cute, cute…I Iove yarn garlands. I see this garland happening in my future 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
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  23. This is CRAZY adorable- of course, I could never have this in our house because it would be too tempting for the kitties. 😉 But I can definitely admire yours from afar. Thanks for coming by the 100th Snickerdoodle Sunday- hope you entered our Amazon Gift Card contest!! And please come back this weekend with your latest makes & bakes.

    Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)
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  24. Love this!! Can’t wait to try it!!
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  25. Camille,
    This is so cute! I have all kinds of yarn. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday.
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  26. Oh my gosh, this is too cute! Plus I need to use up some of my large yarn stash!
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  27. Oh my goodness this is too too cute! I can totally see me doing this with my teen dd. Pinned. I hope you can join us on the Spooktacular Halloween Party and share some of your Halloween crafts.
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  28. This is too cute!! I absolutely love it. Thanks for sharing!
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  29. This is so cute…my daughters would love it and it would definitely get us in the Halloween spirit! Thanks so much for sharing at Share The Wealth Sunday!
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  30. I love this!! I am definitely making it. Thank you!

  31. This is super cute. I’d love to feature this next week, but can’t find Craftastic Monday on your link parties page. If you could add it, just let me know, so I can showcase your post. Thanks for sharing this at the Craftastic Monday Link Party at Sew Can Do!
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  32. Oh my!! This is so cute!! Pinning and making!!