DIY Fabric Pumpkins

DIY Fabric Pumpkins

Every holiday I drag my decorations out from my crawl space. I love decorating for each holiday, and enjoy all the fun ideas for decoration online, and in the stores. Each time I get my box of fall decorations out year after year, I think, “man I don’t have very many decorations for one of my favorite seasons.” I hate to spend loads of money on decorating my house for each season/holiday though.


How can you save money while decorating your home for the holiday/seasons??

You can do DIY projects! These are the best because most the time you have supplies laying around your craft room. Or you can spend a little amount of money to purchase the supplies.

I keep seeing all these great DIY Fabric Pumpkins all over Pinterest, stores and magazines. Aren’t they the cutest?? I thought to myself I could totally make a few of these to add to my fall decoration collection.

I invited my sister to do the craft with me as well. We will jump on Skype once in awhile and chat and make crafts together. I love that we have this opportunity since we live so far away from each other.

skype & craft

Supplies

1/2-1/4 a yard of 3-4 coordinating fabrics, I buy extra fabric if it’s on sale.

cotton stuffing

yarn, twine or jute twine

wire twine or burlap for leaves

sticks for stems

sewing machine

glue gun

scissors

measuring tape

steps 1-5

Step 1: gather up all your supplies.

Step 2: Measure and cut your different fabrics. I made a large, tall medium and small pumpkin. Suggested sizes:15.5 wide by 7.5 tall,32 wide by 13 tall and 21 wide by 16 tall.

Step 3 & 4: fold the right sides in on each fabric and sew. Sew the long side and one short bottom. Leave one bottom open so you can stuff it.

Step 5: Once you have each fabric sewn together turn them right side out and lay out flat.

steps 6-10(2)

 

Step 6: Stuff your pumpkins with your stuffing. You can use cotton stuffing, old socks with holes whatever you have laying around. 🙂

Step 7: Fold both bottoms in like you are wrapping a present and hot glue the ends. This makes your fabric more pumpkin form.

Step 8: Take your yarn or jute twine and tie it around your pumpkin. Tie is 2 or 4 times around and tie off at the bottom of your pumpkin.

Step 9: Hot glue your stem on the top of your pumpkin. You can make leaves or curly leaves to attach with hot glue next to the stem.

Step 10: Now find the perfect spot for your pumpkins. You can make more and more now and be set for fall decor. Enjoy!

 

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  • Charlene, Your pumpkins are adorable! Do you still skype and craft with your sister? What a totally fun thing to do together!

  • Maria Parenti-Baldey

    How clever being able to sew such excellent things. I love pumpkins.

  • Your fabric pumpkins look great, Charlene. Another fun skype and craft project! Pinning. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle.

  • What a cute idea! I really wish I knew how to sew. I’m going to have to take a class one of these days.

  • Crystal Green

    These are adorable. I like how simple they are to make too.

    Thank you for sharing this with us on the #HomeMattersParty. We hope to see you again next Friday when we open our doors at 12 AM EST.

  • Thank you so much for linking at #ThursdayFavoriteThings! I look forward to seeing what you share every week. Please come back for #OverTheMoon on Sunday night. Don’t forget to comment your link #’s so I can be sure to visit and you get a chance to be featured! Pinned and shared.

  • Arianne Plehandzic

    These are so cute! I love how you do skype and craft with your sis! I am going to try to do more diy Christmas gifts this year. Thanks for adding this to the SEASONAL BLOG HOP JOY!