DIY: Fabric Pumpkins

Here’s a DIY of the fabric pumpkins I made for Pumpkin Day!  Sorry I don’t have more pictures of the actual process.  I’ve been working on a Bridal Shower (A few DIYs to come from that)!

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Photos by Jonna Isaac

Things You’ll Need:


Embroidery Floss or Doubled up thread


Grocery Bag (2 per large – 1 per small)

Cinnamon Sticks (halved)

Fabric or Hot glue



Fabric Leaves (I made mine out of felt)

Artificial berries

Floral wire coiled

Step 1 – Choose colorful fabric in shades of orange, red or yellow. Don’t limit yourself to solid colors.  Any type of material will do, but note that thicker fabric is harder to work with.

Step 2 – Use a dinner plate as a template for the medium-sized pumpkin (6-8 inches).  You can do smaller pumpkins using your smaller plates (4-6 inches).

Step 3 – Thread a needle with embroidery floss or doubled up thread. Half an inch in from the outside of the circle, make a running stitch all the way around. Pull thread and evenly gather the material. Leave an opening large enough to insert your grocery bag, but don’t tie off the threads yet.

Step 4 – Stuff the pumpkin tightly with the grocery bag. Pull the gathering threads until the opening is almost closed.  Hot glue a one half a cinnamon stick to the opening. Pull fabric tightly around the stem and stitch.

Step 6 – Embellish your finished pumpkin. Use a hot glue to add silk fall leaves (or felt ones) around the stem.  I used floral wire and coiled it and attached that to the top of the pumpkin.

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It really doesn’t take that long and I was able to get about 8 pumpkins made in a few hours, on the road.

Get Inspired and Happy Fall!


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