White Felted Wool Repurposed Pumpkins

If you've been following along for a while you know I love to make pumpkins that are repurposed from something else. 

I actually love repurposing everything but pumpkins are my favorite. 

Today, you're gonna laugh! 

I may have taken it too far this time but I love the way they turned out! 

Take a look and let me know what you think! 

Felted dryer ball pumpkin and a jack o lantern

Pumpkins in the fall are gorgeous, orange is my favorite color but white pumpkins have my heart. 

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Through the years I've made some pretty silly pumpkins! ...

Pumpkins that light up. 

Pumpkins that you once wore

Pumpkins you once read. 

and a whole bunch more! 


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Today I'm repurposing probably my funniest item into a pumpkin... dryer balls. 

This actually happened while I was right in the middle of doing the laundry... I thought "Hey! These would make great little pumpkins." And so they did! 


bag of dryer balls

I recently bought a package of wool felted dryer balls. Six come in a package.

I definitely love them to throw in the dryer but I also like the white felted look like in the beaded chain I made a while back. 

I began by making a hole in the top of the dryer ball. I used a drill but you can also carefully use a pointy scissor, it isn't hard to do. 

felted ball and drill

I used a long upholstery needle and white thread for the next part but I would recommend a longer upholstery needle and some heavy duty thread so it won't break. 

dryer ball with a hole

I threaded my doubled thread through the hole in the top of the dryer ball to the center bottom of the ball. 

sewing ribs with white thread

I had to squeeze the ball a little to find the needle point at the bottom. 

sewing kit and dryer ball

I went back and forth pulling the thread tight so it would create ribs in my dryer ball pumpkin. 

stem berries and felted pumpkin

Next, I used a stick from my yard and a little moss and berries I had in my workshop to hot glue to the top of the pumpkin.

felted pumpkin with berries and a stem


That's it! 

felted pumpkin and basket of pumpkins

The cute little jack-o-lantern bowl fillers are another project I made. 

jackolantern bowl fillers in bowl

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felted white pumpkin and overlay

You can add anything to the top to make several and make them all different. 

felt pumpkin and jack o lantern

I can see a whole bread bowl full of these little cuties, they are so easy to make and pretty inexpensive too!  I'd make more but I need them for my laundry! 😆 And speaking of laundry I better get back to it! 

felted pumpkin with stem and berries


felted pumpkin and basket of bowl fillers

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dryer balls and pumpkin



I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .