I have a confession to make… I have an obsession with pumpkins. I just love pumpkins and could never get enough of them! They are so stinkin’ cute! Pumpkins are definitely one of my favorite things about the fall and a must have in my decorating. Tell me, can you really have fall decorating without some pumpkins involved? I think not! I do have quite a few pumpkins around my house, with a few more to come;) I made a new one to add to my collection… one that involves no sewing and no glueing.
Yup, you read that right. No sewing and no glueing involved in the making of this pumpkin. Let me show you how!
Grab the following supplies: styrofoam ball or polyfiber fill – fabric – burlap – big button – jute or twine – piece of tree branch – embroidery thread and needle. Also grab scissors and a knife.
For your fabric, you will need three times the size of your styrofoam ball. For example, my styrofoam ball was about 5″ so my fabric was about 15″ squared.
Don’t stress over the embroidery needle. I promise there is no sewing involved. :)
Step 1. Trim off the bottom of the styrofoam fall. Then insert the branch into the styrofoam. If using polyfiber fill, insert branch upon gathering fabric in step 3.
Step 2. Round off the corners of the fabric to create somewhat of a circle. No need for accuracy here. Place the styrofoam ball in the center of the wrong side of the fabric. If using polyfiber fill, add weight [like beans] to balance the pumpkin.
Step 3. Gather the fabric around the branch and wrap the jute about three times around the fabric and tie off. Separate the strands of the jute. Trim off the access fabric surrounding the branch.
Step 4. Cut out leaf shapes out of the burlap, and attach them to the button with the embroidery thread. This is where you will need the needle to help you thread the leaves and button together. See, no sewing. :D
Take the threaded leaves and button and tie them onto your pumpkin underneath the jute. Knot the thread off and trim.
That’s it! Your no sew, no glue pumpkin is all done! Make as many as you want and fill your house with pumpkin love!