Simple Fall Cotton Pumpkin / This simple fall cotton pumpkin is so easy to make you’ll want to make several to add to your fall decor – great for vignettes!
It takes 90 – 120 days to grow a pumpkin from seed to maturity here in Virginia. It probably takes close to that time where you live too, but in less than an hour you can make this simple fall cotton pumpkin.
Pumpkins come in all shapes and sizes… my favorites are the imperfect squatty ones.
I tend to keep things simple when decorating for fall even though it is my favorite time of year. I like simple touches placed here and there throughout the house. These cute little pumpkins fit right in. I made this one out of cotton ecru, and I love how it turned out. I may make a few more using different kinds of fabric – burlap, linen, velvet, even drop cloth would work. You probably already
have fabric you can use to make one.
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own Simple Fall Cotton Pumpkin:
- fabric (I used an ecru 18 in. x 21 in. Waverly fat quarter from Walmart.)
- polyester filling (I used Poly-fil.)
- embroidery thread
- long craft needle
- glue gun
- glue stick
Lay your fabric out flat. Put a couple handfuls of filling in the center and gather the fabric up around the filling and tie tight with a piece of the embroidery thread. Thread the long craft needle with ample thread, and tie a knot with both ends of the embroidery thread so that your thread will be doubled.
I love it’s perfectly imperfect shape…
…and all the layers that make up the stem. You can make any size pumpkin you want by simply using a larger or smaller piece of fabric. Happy DIY pumpkin making, friends!
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