I’m sharing an easy Dollar Tree fabric pumpkin tutorial today. Last year, I bought a few of the styrofoam pumpkins from Dollar Tree to use in my fall decor. They originally were bright orange with green stems, but I knew that wasn’t going to work.
The first makeover turned the pumpkins from orange to navy blue. If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen these last year. Well, even though they turned navy, they still looked like styrofoam. After a quick review of my craft stash, I figured out a way to give these pumpkins another makeover.
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Fabric Pumpkin Tutorial
- Use the craft paint to paint the stems brown and let dry
- Cut the fabric into various widths of strips, making sure the length is enough to wrap the pumpkin
- Using your pins, place one end of the fabric at the top of the pumpkin, near the stem, and use a pin to secure the end of the fabric|
- Wrap the fabric around the pumpkin and secure to the bottom of the pumpkin
- Repeat the process, using the various widths until the pumpkin is covered (I used the thicker widths first, and then the smaller ones)
I love the neutral fabric and texture of the pumpkins now. I used scrap upholstery fabric from Hobby Lobby. You’ve seen it in the TV stand makeover, and wrapping the faux plants from Ikea by the TV. And there is still some left!
The Dollar Tree fabric pumpkins started out by the fireplace, but they were too tempting to our pup Bogey. He thinks everything is a toy! I moved them to the dough bowl on the buffet in the dining room instead, and they look great with the wine corks and copper accents.
Shared on Metamorphosis Monday