In my falling for fall mood, I just had to create some pumpkins!
I’ve seen them made all kinds of way in my short life and figured I would just throw some together.
One of my goals was to use up fabric I have because our move made me realize I have way more than I need and I need to utilize what I have whenever I can instead of buying more. I was very happy that I had some fall like fabrics to make this work (or they might not have come out the way I wanted them to).
My daughter immediately took to them (as she does anything I make). She has already taken them to several stores and to our friends house who so graciously watched her last night so the hubby and I could go on a date.
I began with them on the fireplace and soon after the picture was done, she began to move them around.
Next, they went to the floor…..
then the coffee table……
then…well, they just went everywhere. That is when I decided these would be playful pumpkins. So, for those of you who want to make some real quick fabric pumpkins yourself, here is how I made them:
Grab some fabric and cut them into rectangles. The long side will make it more scrunched up looking the longer you make it, and the short sides will be the approximate height.
Fold them in half long ways, right side facing, and sew the short sides together. You could hand sew it or even glue gun it if you wanted.
Now baste and gather the end that will be the bottom. I used a needle and thread, but you could baste it with a sewing machine too.
Alycia (The Curious Pug) says
these are adorable! thanks for sharing how you make them, i may have to make some this weekend 🙂
Happy Homemaker And Momma says
These are wonderful and kid friendly!!! I thinkn’ I am gonna be making me some pumpkins!!
Would you mind hopping over and guest posting this on my blog? This is so adorable-not to mention your adorable little girl!!
So did your move go okay? Everyone settled in yet?
What a cool project! They look great. Thanks for sharing the instructions. Becca 🙂
Space Age Hanna says
What a brilliant idea, they look great! 🙂
These are cute! Thanks for sharing! 🙂
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Just this... Alice says
Love them! Those are just the thing to make with left over fall fabrics.
Love it! So cute! What a quick and easy way to make some homemade seasonal decorations!
So very cute! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!
those are too cute
Kasey Hunt says
Adorable. I love finding decor that is kid friendly.
Emily Elizabeth says
What a fun project! My daughter would love these and they’re simple enough that I could even finish them while she’s up and about!
emilyc @ Sew Super Sweet says
LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!
Thank you for this great tutorial! I’ve already used it and my little pumpkin turned out so cute! Thanks!
how cute, and quick! your little lass looks like she is having a great time with them 🙂
Cole's Corner says
How cute! Your little one reminds me of Ella. She is always taking the things I make, too.
these are darling! i’ll have to try these sometime this week 🙂
I made several of these this evening, using an fuzzy old orange sweater. They turned out so adorable!!! Thanks for posting this tutorial, I want to make more if I can find some more autumn-like fabric scraps around the house. 🙂
baby gifts says
What a lovely toys for a kid. I would probably make some for my child. Thanks for the tute. 🙂
these are super cute!!!!
Creative Estates Conference says
Those are SO CUTE!! What a great idea!
These are by far the cutest fabric pumpkins I’ve seen. I love that they are different sizes and they are kid friendly too. I NEED to make some of these for my coffee table. It’s pretty bare and is in need of some TLC.
Thanks so much for sharing. I hope you are getting settled into your new place.
These are fantastic! I love them.
hi again! wanted to drop by and share the love…linked to your site on my blog! and of course made some!
love these, so cheerful! Hope you are settling into your new digs, I have been teaching again, and reading blogs are low on the list, but I always try to get caught up on yours! Thanks for cute tut!
I am so in love with these and I love that you used T-shirt scraps to stuff these!
Mom Taxi Julie says
These are just adorable!! I could see them for my niece and also for my coworkers to set on their desks, so cute!
Jessa Smith says
These are adorable! Definitely pinning these! Awesome idea!
These are adorable!!! I need to try this! Thanks!!!
I know this is an older project but I just love it and wanted to let you know that I’ll be featuring it on my blog today in a fall roundup. Stop by and pick up a featured button if you’d like! Thanks for the great project.
Twigs and Twirls says
I adore these. These will be great to use all of my scraps. Who says pumpkins have to be orange?