Tuesday, October 14, 2014

DIY Fabric and Burlap Pumpkins

DIY Fabric and Burlap Pumpkins - www.sweetlittleonesblog.com


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.

They looked fairly easy (no serious sewing skills required!) and really cute, so I had to try to make my own.


Here are the materials I used to make my fabric pumpkins:

Fabric or Burlap (any color or texture)
Fabric scissors
Sharpie or pen
Anything circular for a stencil (or see instructions below for a larger circle)
Yarn sewing needle
Thick thread 
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!

DIY Fabric and Burlap Pumpkins - www.sweetlittleonesblog.com


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.

DIY Fabric and Burlap Pumpkins - www.sweetlittleonesblog.com

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.

DIY Fabric and Burlap Pumpkins - www.sweetlittleonesblog.com

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.

DIY Fabric and Burlap Pumpkins - www.sweetlittleonesblog.com

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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30 comments:

  1. How adorable! I love all things pumpkin! My name is Katie and I host Fall Into the Holidays, now open. All entries get pinned. I would love to have you link up!

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    1. Thank you so much! And thank you for the invite! I linked up all of our fall decor posts! Have a wonderful fall season! -Jess

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  2. Very cute! :) I love how you used fabric or burlap for everything, even the stems! Great job!

    Michelle @ The Painted Hinge

    -Stopping by from the Work It Wednesday link party.

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    1. Thank you so much! I just can't waste anything so I had to use up the little scraps of burlap...they are the perfect stems! Thanks so much for stopping by! -Jess

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  3. These pumpkins are adorable! How clever too.

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    1. Thank you so much!!!!! And thank you for visiting our blog! -Jess

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  4. Oh I love these! I might have to make some myself- so cute!

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    1. Thank you! I would love to see how yours turn out! Please share them when you're done! Have fun making them!!! -Jess

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  5. Such little cuties! I love fabric pumpkins. Thanks for sharing at Think & Make Thursday!

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  6. Just shared these on my facebook page! Love them!!
    Elizabeth
    www.allkindsofthingsblog.com

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    1. Thank you so much!!!!!! I just love how they turned out - thank you for sharing them and for hosting the fall link up!!! -Jess

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  7. These are all so cute! I really love the burlap ones and even the burlap stems. And that fabric with the gold chevron - love it!

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    1. That gold chevron fabric was an awesome find from Hobby Lobby. I originally got it to make some wall art for my little girl's bedroom, but I used the leftovers for this pumpkin. I think it might be my favorite one. ;) And I just can't waste anything so I had to use up the little scraps of burlap...the perfect stems! Thanks so much for stopping by! -Jess

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  8. wow!!! you are seriously talented!!! Love burlap for the fall!

    XO Sarita it's my girls' world

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    1. Thank you so much! I really appreciate the compliment! Have a wonderful weekend! -Jess

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  9. Love those pumpkins!! You are on a crafting kick!

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    1. I know! I just can't stop! Now, I need to actually decorate the house with them. Haha :) Thanks so much for hosting the link up! -Jess

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  10. These are great - love the fabrics you picked! And I always like a "no sewing skills required" project... Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Thank you! I originally got the fabric for a wall art project for my daughter's bedroom. But the scraps worked perfectly for these pumpkins! Thanks so much for hosting the link up! Have a great weekend! -Jess

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  11. These are SO adorable! What a fun craft and they look like something I would buy in the store!! You have skills!! Have a happy weekend! xo

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    1. Wow, thank you! What a compliment! You made my day! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend! -Jess

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  12. Perfectly pleasing pumpkins! I love the tips about using burlap or jute for the stems. Thank you for sharing this project at Make It Monday.

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    1. Thanks! I can never throw anything away (leaning slightly towards hoarding when it comes to crafting ;) so using scraps was the perfect fit! Thanks for hosting and have a beautiful weekend! -Jess

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  13. These pumpkins are just lovely! I really like the burlap/jute stems. Great job! I'm stopping by from the linky party at Lou Lou Girls...great seeing you there!

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    1. Thank you so much! I thought the stems turned out pretty cute! Thanks for stopping by from the link up! Happy Halloween! -Jess

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  14. Awesome! Love all your sweet pumpkins! Thanks for sharing!
    Hope you have a wonderful Fall!
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much for the compliment! Have a Happy Halloween! -Jess

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  15. Thank you so much for linking up with Big Autumn Bash ! :)
    xx
    Mila
    milaslittlethings.com
    milawayable@gmail.com

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