Yesterday I shared a fun Disney Frozen Anna-inspired Halloween Pumpkin. Of course I couldn’t leave out big sister, Elsa, so today I will show you how to make her.
Elsa is a little easier because you only need to make one bundle of yarn and one braid. I found the most amazing yarn for her hair at Michael’s. It is called Red Heart Shimmer Yarn in Ivory. It’s an off-white with a little bling! It screamed “Elsa” at me as I was browsing through the yarn aisle.
Wrap the yarn four times around the pumpkin. (DON’T CUT) That’s the length of yarn you’ll need for this project. Then fold over to make a second length of yarn. Repeat to make a bundle of yarn. I actually didn’t count but I used almost the entire skein since this yarn is much thinner than the other one. Make sure to save about 10 inches. To make it go faster, I took two chairs from my dining room table, set them far apart enough that they matched my length of yarn, and then wrapped around and around the chair backs.
Once you’ve made your bundle, tie a small loop around the very middle, or as close to the middle as possible. Then, place the loop over the stem and spread the yarn around it.
Just as I did with the first pumpkin, I cut the loops of at the end of the hair so I would be able to braid it. Make sure the yarn is spread out so that only about an inch or less of your loop is showing.
To make sure the yarn stays spread out, start with a very loose braid. Bring your middle piece over the right piece, and without moving the right piece at all, slide the left piece under it. This should bring the braid to the right side while still keeping most of the pumpkin covered with yarn. Then just braid as normal, but don’t pull too tight.
Finish the braid by tying a small piece of yarn around it and trimming the ends.
A small hay bale was perfect for displaying our new Disney Frozen Inspired Pumpkins. I think I will have to add some snowflakes to it to complete the Frozen Halloween theme! What do you think?