Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Pretty Pumpkins

I have been having so much fun making pretty little fabric pumpkins to give as gifts. They're so easy and yet so cute!First use a plate or anything circular to make a pattern on light weight fabric.Cut the circle and sew a running stitch around the edge.Stuff with a layer of beans and then fiberfill (or use all beans or rice, or all fiberfill). Pull the thread to close the opening and make a few more stitches to keep it closed.Hot glue on a real stem from a pumpkin or squash and that's it!I added a few hand-stamped tags to give to friends and neighbors with the idea that they could gather their family and pass the pumpkin while sharing the things they are grateful for.These sweet little pumpkins were so fun to make that I couldn't help but make a bunch in all different colors and sizes just for me.

10 comments:

Jessica said...

Those are ADORABLE!! About to go rip some stems off my pumpkins. :)

theyoungjunker said...

Thats cute!! I dont have any pumpkins to get the stems off of...hmm wonder what else I can use. Thanks for sharing :)

Kathy@DandelionsandDustBunnies said...

Love them. The stems are adorable - who would have thought.

LuLu said...

they are just darling!
xo,
LuLu

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

These are great, Joy! You make it so easy and I know my daughter has been coveting the fabric pumpkins I bought. It's too late for us to do now, but I think I'll keep your tutorial and we can work on it next year. Love the tags you added and what a great idea to "pass the pumpkin" and give thanks!

Angie said...

So cute! Love how you displayed a bunch of them together in a bowl.

Becky said...

Love the note of gratitude on it. What a fablously fun idea.

jojo said...

too darn cute! We've got snow and 12degrees here so I may need a little project to get me through the weekend...great idea!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours..;j

Connie said...

What a neat idea. Happy thanksgiving to you!

Kim said...

I've seen these around the web & didn't know how easy they are to make! How do the pumpkin stems last from year to year?

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