I’m going to start this post with a disclaimer. I do not sew. Anything. Ever. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever used a needle and thread together. If anything needs a quick stitch, my MIL comes to the rescue. Even though I envy those who know how to sew and make beautiful things, it’s something I’ve never had the desire to learn. I’d much rather paint.
That’s what makes this world so beautiful. We each have our gifts and talents that we contribute.
However, last week I was inspired by one of my friends on Instagram to make burlap pumpkins. She shared it on her stories and made it look so darn easy that I thought I would give it a try. I wasn’t near as graceful as she was completing the task, but I managed to make a decent looking pumping. I mean, at least you can tell that it’s a pumpkin, right? Or at least I hope you can. 😉 I’ll let you be the judge…
How to Make Burlap Pumpkins:
What you’ll need:
What you’ll do:
1. Cut out a circle in your burlap. You can make it any size you’d like. I used a placemat as a guide for cutting out my circle.
2. Thread your string through your needle and start running your stitch through the edge of the circle, about 2 inches apart. As you do this, the top of the fabric will start bunching together.
3. Once you get the stitching all the way around, pull your ends to draw the circle together.
4. Stuff the batting into the center of the circle and then tie off the string to close it.
5. Place a stick in the center. I didn’t use any hot glue, I just kind of stuck it in as far down as I could.
6. Rethread the needle with your string and insert needle through the top middle of the pumpkin (right next to the stem). Push the needle all the way through and pull through the bottom center of the pumpkin. Continue looping string through top and bottom of pumpkin all the way around to create a pumpkin shape.
7. Add leaves. I cut some leaves off of some silk flowers that I had on hand, but you could also cut your leaves out of fabric.
Wasn’t that easy peasy!
The fun thing about this is that you can use any type of fabric that you’d like. No matter what your fall color scheme is, you can create pumpkins to match. These make cute little gifts and are fun to place all over your home for the fall. And if you just aren’t in to making your own pumpkins, I get it. Etsy has some adorable burlap and fabric pumpkins that you can snatch up. I love supporting small businesses, so I shop Etsy quite a bit.
In case you haven’t been able to tell by all of my recent posts, I absolutely love fall. It is my favorite time of the year. The crisp air, changing colors, sweaters, boots, and pumpkins spice lattes have my heart.
If you are looking for more fall inspiration, be sure to check out the rest of my easy DIYs, such as a fall centerpiece, chalk painted pumpkins, a fall wreath, and some of my neutral fall decor favorites.
Have a great day friends and be blessed. xoxo
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