It’s that time of the year again when pumpkins take the spotlight. Pumpkins rule when it comes to fall decoration and it’s definitely fun when you get to make your very own pumpkin decor. So here is an easy and simple DIY fabric pumpkins tutorial that you can do at home with the whole family.
Fabric Pumpkin Decorating ideas
Fabric pumpkins are great decorative pieces for fall, they can go from the classic colors to the most fun and courageous designs you can think of. Here are some of the best ways you can use fabric pumpkins to turn your fall decoration from ordinary to festive.
- Fabric pumpkins look great as Halloween and Thanksgiving tabletop decor or centerpieces. You can also match them with some pumpkin placemats to complete your dining setup.
- Cluster them together and set them among other autumn decorations.
- Use them to make a pumpkin wreath you can hang on your front door.
- You can also decorate your mantel using fabric pumpkins, depending on your preference, you can go from neutral colors to the most colorful ones.
- Layer your front porch with a mixture of real and faux (fabric pumpkins) pumpkins to create a full and vibrant display.
- Create a topiary using large and small fabric pumpkins. Stack them up and add some fresh foliage, flowers, and grass to add more character and to add stability.
How To Make Fabric Covered Pumpkin
You don’t have to be an expert to make these cute DIY fabric pumpkins that is perfect for fall. It’s super easy even the kids can help you craft this work of art. Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on how to make a fabric-covered pumpkin.
*You can make these DIY fabric pumpkins in just 15 minutes.
- Foam Pumpkin – 3” Tall
- Wine Cork
- 13” x 13” Square Natural Duck Cloth Fabric or Drop Cloth Fabric
- 13” long x 2” wide strip of Buffalo Patterned Fabric
- 16” Piece of Jute String
- 6” Piece of Jute String
- Hot Glue
Step 1: Remove any embellishments from pumpkin
Step 2: Create a hole in the top of the pumpkin. Take a pair of scissors and stab a 1.5” wide circle on top of the pumpkin, remove the loosened foam to create a hole. Then take the scissors and dig out additional foam from inside the pumpkin until it’s about 2” deep.
Step 3: Cut the Duck Cloth into a Circle. Fold the 13” x 13” square piece of cloth in half. Then fold it in half again. Make a quick pen compass to draw an arc. Simply tie a piece of Jute to a pen (I used the 16” piece that I use later to cover the cork). Hold the jute string in the folded corner of the Duck Cloth with your finger. Stretch the string along one side of the folded cloth with the pen held upright to approximately 1/2 inch below the raw edges of the cloth. Press your finger down tightly on the end of the string in the corner and draw an arc with the pen. Cut along the drawn line.
Step 4: Set the pumpkin in the center of the fabric circle and tuck an edge into the center hole of the pumpkin. Holding the cloth inside the hole with your finger, run your thumb down the edge of the pumpkin, pressing the cloth tight to the side of the pumpkin. Grab the next section of cloth and fold it upwards, making a crease along the edge where your thumb is holding the cloth. Tuck in the top of this piece into the top hole of the pumpkin. Continue all the way around the pumpkin. As the fabric gets too thick to tuck all the way into the hole, trim the excess leaving just enough to tuck inside.
Step 5: Hot Glue the 16” piece of Jute String around the outside of a wine cork. Add a zig zag line of hot glue on one side of the cork (lengthwise). Start wrapping the jute from the bottom until it covers the entire cork. Hot glue the remaining end of the string to the cork.
Step 6: Cover the top of the cork with a spiral of Jute string. Take a 6” piece of Jute String, dab hot glue on one end. Fold this end over onto itself and continue rolling the jute into a spiral circle. Hot glue the remaining end to itself. Add hot glue around the top of the cork and press the Jute spiral circle on top.
Step 7: Take a 13” x 2” piece of Buffalo Patterned Fabric and tie it around the cork.
Step 8: Hot glue the raw bottom of the cork to the top of the pumpkin. Complete.
More Handmade Fabric Pumpkin Ideas You Might Like
After you’re done making you very own fabric pumpkin, you can add more of these handmade fabric pumpkins to make it look more festive.
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