Have you seen the cute, little pumpkins at Dollar Tree? I stopped in to get one because I had an idea in my head how I could update a dollar store pumpkin with fabric. I also discovered a great fall cut out, check out what I did with it here.
But back to the fabric pumpkin. My first step when I started thinking about fabric pumpkins was to check Pinterest for a pattern to use, why reinvent the wheel right? I discovered just what I was looking for at The Pursuit Of Happiness. Lisa created some cute fabric pumpkins with a pattern so I printed it out to use as a guide.
It was larger than what I needed so I drew out my own on graph paper. Using my tape measure I measured from the stem to the middle of the bottom of the pumpkin. Then I measured the circumference and decided I wanted 8 pieces of fabric. The pattern is included which shows the measurements.
I have a load of fabric so I pulled out some scrap burlap, plain and some with a script pattern. I cut out 4 pieces of each type of burlap. Before I got started on gluing the burlap to the pumpkin I used gold metallic wax on the stem. It gives it a nice finished look.
Alternating each piece of fabric I hot glued it to the pumpkin. Just glue along the long edge and then place the narrow edge of the burlap close to the stem.
To hide the piece of burlap on the bottom, cut out a circle and hot glue it to the bottom.
Take 3 ply twine and cut three pieces in varying lengths. Hot glue a piece around the stem in order to hide the fabric edge and let some of it dangle. Repeat with the other 2 pieces of twine.
Isn’t that an easy way to update a Dollar Store pumpkin with fabric? I am using it, in a little vignette on my kitchen table. By the way, you can learn how to make your own tray here.
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