Easy DIY Fabric Pumpkins
For the form of the large pumpkin, which sits about 8″ high, I used some laminate under pad that I had leftover from a project we did a few years ago. I’m always thinking of new ways to use things, so I can keep them out of the landfill. I simply cut the under pad into strips and rolled them up until I was happy with its size. Then I secured it with tape.
Then I started carving my pumpkin. I took my scissors to it and shaped it until I thought it looked good.
For the 2 smaller pumpkin forms I used polyester fiberfill and made them the same way as the larger one.
Here are the fabrics I thrifted just last week. They cost me a total of $2.50. I really love the silky embroidered fabric.
I measured my forms, and cut out the fabric so there was enough to go around the form, making sure to leave plenty of extra so I could wrap it around 1 1/2 times. This way I didn’t have to do any pinning, although I certainly could if I wanted to.
Then I stuffed the fabric at the top and the bottom into the centres of the forms until I was happy with the way they looked. The under pad form had a natural hole, but I had to make a hole in the fiberfill with my fingers.
To dress them up a bit I used the rusty coloured upholstery fabric for leaves because it was very stiff, and small gold toned spoons just tucked into the centres for stems. And that’s it!
I like the fact that they’re not permanent. Next year I can use the same forms with completely different fabrics.
Thanks so much for visiting!
These turned out great! I love that you were able to reuse items you had on hand too. Homemade pumpkins are perfect for fall 🙂
Thanks! I do enjoy using things I already have. Thanks so much for stopping by and following.
What a delightful project and a fabulous blog!
I would love for you to share your talents with us each week at Inspire Me Monday at
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Thanks so much! I'll be sure to pop over and check it out. Thanks for the invite. 🙂
This is a great idea, Tuula–I love the fabrics you used, and how great that you can switch it out next year, too! I have a question for you–do you have any tips for staining a veneer cabinet? I have a new console cabinet, and I want to stain the top and sides and part of the front, and then paint out the doors a different color. Take care, and have a great week!
Thanks so much Athena! I appreciate your comments. I've painted almost every kind of surface you can imagine, including veneer, but I've never stained veneer. I am a paintin' kind of gal. Sorry I couldn't help you out with this one. Thanks for stopping by!
Great idea for a filler. I used some plastic bags the other day for a filler for my pumpkins. I like how you could shape yours. Megan
Thanks Megan! Your pumpkins are adorable. Thanks so much for stopping by.
I love these pumpkins, they are so cute and easy to make. I am your newest follower 🙂
Thanks Leslie! It's so great to have you along. Thanks so much!
Those are just beautiful!
Thanks so much Shannon! I appreciate you stopping by.
Love the pumpkins Tuula! Pinning them. Thanks again for the follow.
Thanks so much Margaret! I appreciate the follow back.
love that big pumpkins…and sure beats sewing 6 panels together like I do.
Thanks Barbara Jean! I appreciate you stopping by.
Very clever! Thank you for sharing your fabulous Fall inspiration and creativity at Potpourri Friday!
Thanks Honey! It's always a pleasure to join the party!
So pretty!Thanks so much for the tutorial.
Have a look at my blog I'll be so glad.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs from Portugal
Ana Love Craft
Thanks so much! I hope the tutorial was helpful. It was really a very easy project. Thanks so much for stopping by!
Darling pumpkins! I love the stripes and I can't believe the great deal you got on the fabric! Very cute!
Thanks you so much! I know… the fabric was a steal. And I have alot left over for more projects. That's why I love thrifting. Thanks so much for visiting!
These super cute! I am going to have to try this for sure! I am following you now too!
Thanks so much Paula! I am looking forward to following your blog. I appreciate the follow back!
Love these ideas! Great job! Thanks so much for joining us at the Keep Calm & Link Up Party! See you again soon for the next one!
Thanks Sarah! Always a pleasure to join the party!
Tuula these are fantastic! Thanx for sharing at THT.
Thanks so much Pamela! Thanks for hosting such a great party!
wow great job
Thanks so much Arod!
These are gorgeous!
Mal @ The Chic Geek
Thanks you so much Mal!