My home was in desperate need of some new fall decor so I created some cute, squishy pumpkins from bandanas and burlap. It was so easy that I’m going to show you how to make fabric pumpkins too.
- Darice Orange Bandanas
- David Tutera Natural Burlap
- Darice Craft Paper Sacks
- Poly-Fil Stuffing
- Large Needle and Embroidery Thread
- Darice Hot Glue Gun
- Darice Berry Spray
Step 1. Your first step in the how to make fabric pumpkins tutorial is to take your square bandana and turn it into a circle. I just folded mine in fours and cut my corners off. It doesn’t have to be perfect so don’t worry if your circle looks more like an oval.
Step 2. Using your needle and embroidery thread, baste all the way around the outer edge of the bandana giving it about an inch “seam allowance”. I chose embroidery thread because it’s thick and I wanted something a bit more sturdy than regular thread since I’d be pulling on it to close the pumpkin.
Next you will begin rolling the bag from one end to the other. Scrunch and twist the bag as you roll until you get to the end.
Step 5. Insert the bottom of the stem right into the middle of the stuffed pumpkin and pull tight to close the pumpkin. Add some hot glue to secure the stem before tying off. I took the extra thread and wrapped it around the gathered bandana to help secure the closure a little more.
Step 6. Cut out several leaves (you can just freehand it) out of your burlap and hot glue to the pumpkin near the bottom of the stem. Add some berry sprigs if you have them to finish it off.
Either way, they are both super cute and festive. I hope you enjoyed learning how to make fabric pumpkins. Add these to a fall tablescape or mantle display along with this paper mache letter DIY fall decor.
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Diana is a Jesus lovin’ mom of 3 who blogs about her creative adventures at The Girl Creative. She loves to create projects with a quick turn around time but is not afraid of tackling bigger projects that require more time and power tools. She loves to design free printables and is known to knock out a sewing or home decor project in a flash when the mood strikes her. Diana is a simple chick who just loves to create and make people laugh.