Have you noticed the number of soft fabric pumpkins rolling around the Blog-o-sphere?
Well, I didn't want to be left out, BUT I certainly did not intend to drag out my sewing machine which is sulking in the back of a closet.
Then I saw this tutorial at Confessions of A Plate Addict HERE! The post title had the two words I was searching for: "easy" and "no-sew".
Winner, winner, chicken dinner!
Now I was a teacher for 22 years, and teachers are notorious about not following directions. Debbie has excellent directions for super-duper fancy pumpkins, but I just wanted three to throw in a basket.
I found three scraps of fabric in orange tones, orange torn cotton ribbons, and Peel-n-Stick.
If you have never used Peel-n-Stick for fabric crafts, you are missing out. It is double-stick tape for cloth and it holds up. I have never used it on things that get washed. You will have to do your own experimenting there.
I folded the right sides together and adhered them in a tube shape.
Next tie six torn cotton ribbons together in a knot and rubber band inside the tube.
Please go over to Debbie's to see the real directions.
I made mine up from here.
Turn it to the right side and stuff. I used leftover Christmas village snow.
Bring the six strands up and rubber band them. I made little pleats around the pumpkin shape.
I wrapped the ribbons around the top and tied them into a knot.
Next I lopped off the excess fabric on top with pinking shears.
The pumpkins all stuffed and tied and needing something else.
What could that be? What could that be?
Of course, they have to have tags!
You will notice I made five tags because originally I planned to make five pumpkins, but after three I figured that was enough.
Here they are ready to be displayed.
Noticed I made them in graduated sizes. (Totally did not notice that until picture time!)
These pleasingly plump pumpkins are nowhere near as fancy as The Plate Addict's pumpkins, but they are cute.
Total time spent making them?
One hour and most of that was finding the materials and cleaning up the mess I made.
Thank you, Ms. Plate Addict, for the idea for these pleasingly plump pumpkins. Maybe next year I will follow the directions for making the lovely stems and leaves.
I may break down and buy a real pumpkin (white) for the first time in decades. Pumpkins are expensive here - they have to be shipped in. The purchase will depend on the cost.
You know I save my money for junk.
Come back in a few days when I show you my loot from this past week.
Should have save a tenner for that white pumpkin.
I'm dreaming of a white pumpkin ...
PS If you catch me looking for my Christmas village snow, remind me I stuffed pumpkins with it!
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