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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Harvest Pumpkins

I'm in my Fall Harvest mode now!!! Can't wait for Thanksgiving.

One of the decorations that I have are cloth pumpkins. I have been making them for about 13 yrs now and though I would show you a couple.

My Sam made the orange one on the end at church. His teacher is my sister, and I passed on my pumpkin knowledge, lol.
They are very easy to make. All you need is a scrap of fabric ( I look in the scrap bin at the fabric store), a roll of toilet paper, batting, paper bag, jute and fake leaves. Hot glue gun and pins.
Place the TP in the center of the fabric. Wrap the TP in batting to get the thickness you want. Gather the fabric and pleat up over the TP and tuck into top hole of TP. Do that all the way around. You can pin the fabric to the batting/TP at the top if you want.

Cut a strip from the bottom of the paper bag, about 4 inches wide and roll to make the stem. Start at the top of the "stem" using hot glue to hold the jute on the bag. Next wrap the jute around the paper bag until you reach the bottom. Tuck the stem inside the TP hole to help keep the fabric tight to the TP. Add the leaves by tucking the stems inside the TP hole. Easy as... pumpkin!!!

Enjoy!

also I am having a giveaway at my blog: My Memories Digital Scrapbooking Suite.  I just started getting into digial scrapbooking, making one book and I'm loving it!  Stop by to enter HERE

4 comments:

Karen L said...

Oh wow...I love these!!! I used to work with fabric a lot but never saw anything as easy as this! I have a ton of fabric sitting in my garage (and under my bed) that would be great for these! Thanks for posting the instructions...they're adorable!

Jessica said...

Sandy these are SUPER TERRIFIC!

NickelNook said...

Your pumpkins are fabulous, Sandy! I really love how quick and easy they are to put together...but they don't look it! lol My favorite part is the jute wrapped stem! Thanks very much!...Nancy :o)

Luisa said...

Adorable pumpkins Sandy!