I love a quick and easy no sew project. This little pumpkin takes no time at all and you can use whatever beautiful fabric you like. I personally love all things floral so I used every floral fabric in my stash. Let’s get started!
Here is what you will need:
- Foam pumpkin (size of your choice)
- Fabric scissors
- Glue gun
- Raffia straw
- Jewelry, flowers, charm or any adornments you like
- Paint and paint brush
- X-acto knife
Now lets begin!
- Remove the plastic stem from your foam pumpkin. They usually just pop right out.
- Paint the stem whatever color you like. I chose white for a more vintage look but you may want to leave it natural or paint it another color. Set aside to dry.
- Measure your pumpkins width. My pumpkin was five inches.
- Lay your pumpkin upside down on your fabric and cut a square that is double the size of the width of pumpkin on every side. My pumpkin was five inches wide so my fabric was five inches wide more on each side. Total my square of fabric was 15 inches x 15 inches.
- Cut your corners diagonally about three to four inches in. This helps with folding the fabric over the pumpkin.
- Starting with one side use your glue gun to glue the fabric to the bottom of the pumpkin. The pull up the opposite side tight as you can and glue. You should then be left with two open sides
- Take the first open side and fold it like a present. Pull it up tight and glue to the bottom of the pumpkin. Repeat this step with the other side.
- Flip your pumpkin over. Roll the remaining fabric inward until tight and then glue.
- Using an X-acto knife cut a small hole in the fabric in the top of the pumpkin for the stem to go back into.
- Next, take the raffia grass and tie it tight around the pumpkin as many times as you like to make the sections of the pumpkin. Pull tight and knot off. Make sure the knots are at the top of the pumpkin. You can leave the grass long and flowing for a more shabby look or cut it off for a neater look.
- Make sure all the raffia knots are at the top and can be hidden under or close to the stem. Add hot glue to the stem and push back into your pumpkin.
- Embellish with whatever you like. Flowers, jewelry, charms – whatever you want. I used keys, flowers and even a few jewelry pieces. Have fun with it!
I hope you will give this a try! If you make one please send me a picture. I love seeing your creations too.
Many blessings to you!