Right now, I’m sharing simply in regards to the best DIY material pumpkins ever. Completely anybody may make these! I created these pink fleece pumpkins from a thrifted sweater, however you possibly can use any older sweater, shirt, or scrap material you may have already got. I really like adorning bookshelves and different surfaces with material pumpkins like these, however they might additionally make a enjoyable seasonal present as nicely.
I labored with Fiskars on this challenge. You may keep in mind final yr after I labored with Fiskars crafting instruments to create the full moon picture backdrop at our haunted home. Their scissors and different crafting instruments are tremendous top quality and what I’ve used and beloved for years. And I used to be completely thrilled to see these restricted version black and pumpkin scissors (out there at JOANN). So cute, proper? Good for stitching and crafting initiatives this season.
You may simply customise this straightforward tutorial for simple DIY material pumpkins to plenty of totally different sizes, shapes, and colours to match nevertheless you want adorning for autumn.
-sweater or thicker shirt (or material)
-pumpkin stems, I purchased mine right here
-embroidery thread and needle
–these restricted version black and pumpkin scissors
-glue gun and glue sticks
The perfect materials for this challenge might be medium weight issues like fleece, flannel, or velvet. Thicker materials will work OK too. Keep away from tremendous skinny materials which might be on the clear aspect.
Step One: Lower the sweater into giant circles. The scale of the circle will decide how huge your pumpkin might be, and this will differ relying on what you need. The pumpkins you see in my photographs had been throughout 12-18 inches in diameter.
Step Two: Sew across the fringe of the circle.
Step Three: Pull the thread to shut up the circle; that is type of just like the strings on a drawstring purse. Earlier than you tie the opening closed, fill the within with cotton fill.
Step 4: As soon as the opening is tied shut, scorching glue the pumpkin stem in place. Repeat for as many pumpkins as you need to create.
That’s it—tremendous easy! These are light-weight, like a small throw pillow. If you wish to weigh your material pumpkin down, you’ll be able to add a small bag of dried beans or pebbles to the within together with the fill. However I didn’t really feel this was essential to hold mine upright. Thanks for letting me share! xo. Emma
Credit // Writer and Pictures: Emma Chapman. Photographs edited with A Colour Story Desktop.