Sorry for the overload of DIY fall crafts lately, but I have been on such a crafting kick. I just can't stop!
And these past two weeks, I have been on fire getting some crafts done. I made a little mummy, a fall burlap wreath (that can be switched out for other holidays!), and some fabric/burlap pumpkins.
There are so many beautiful pictures of these pumpkins on Pinterest, but this one is my favorite.
Here are the materials I used to make my fabric pumpkins:
Fabric or Burlap (any color or texture)
Sharpie or pen
Anything circular for a stencil (or see instructions below for a larger circle)
Yarn sewing needle
Any kind of stuffing or filling material (old grocery sacks, polyester fiber fill, old pillow, etc.)
Hot glue gun and glue stick
Jute or burlap (for the stem)
Ribbon, buttons, lace, etc. (for the embellishments)
Yarn (for the ridges of the pumpkin)
1. To make the fabric pumpkins, I followed Alice's directions laid out here.
2. On my little pumpkin, I wanted to add ridges. So I placed the pumpkin (top and center) on the center of a long piece of yarn.
I brought the strings up to the center and bottom of the pumpkin and pulled them tight (just enough for the yarn to indent the fabric).
Then, I twisted the yarn and went around the pumpkin again, making sure not to overlap where the yarn already was.
When the yarn met again (at the top and center of the pumpkin this time), I again pulled it tight, twisted the yarn, and then went around again. I did this four times total so that I would end on the top of the pumpkin.
When I was finished, I tied the yarn together and trimmed the excess. Sorry I don't have any pictures!
3. Instead of using a stick for the stem, I used burlap and jute. For the burlap stems, I used scrap burlap (any size or shape) and rolled it up unevenly, securing it at the bottom with a dot of hot glue.
For the jute stems, I took a scrap piece of burlap, rolled it up, and then wrapped jute around it. I also secured this at the bottom with hot glue. With both stems, I hot glued them to the top of the fabric pumpkin.
4. Now, for my favorite part - the "accessory" piece! There are endless creative possibilities - that's why I love this part so much. When I was done making the embellishment, I hot glued it near the stem.
I think they turned out so cute! And they really were very easy to make too.
I loved creating my own unique little fabric pumpkins to add to our fall decor collection. I just love decorating for fall! So do you love decorating for fall too? Have you done any DIY fall decor projects? Please share!
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