Repurpose a Dollar Store Pillow to Create a Rustic Pumpkin

3 Materials
30 Minutes

Hi there, Hometalk Friends! It is H-O-T here in Texas, even more so than usual! While you may not have pumpkins on your mind when the temperatures are approaching 100 degrees, it’s the perfect time to get a jump start on fall crafts from the comfort of indoors. Today I'll show you how I transformed a textured dollar store pillow into a cozy rustic pumpkin!

I know many of you share my fondness for dollar store hacks so when I browse the aisles at Dollar Tree, I try to imagine different ways I might recreate my finds. When I felt the soft texture of this mini pillow, I could picture it repurposed as a rustic pumpkin.

Start by cutting the top seam only of the pillow open. 

Cut top seam of pillow and remove stuffing.

Once the stuffing is removed and you turn it inside out, you will stitch the bottom corners of the pillow at an angle to create more of a pumpkin shape. Trim the corners before turning it right side out.

Stitch bottom corners and trim before turning

I find it relaxing to sew by hand while I am streaming my favorite shows so I used a needle and thread to hand baste the top edge to form the pumpkin's gathered top. Also, I added rice to weight the bottom and create a fuller pumpkin but you could create a less plump version by reusing the stuffing only. 

Gather top edge by hand basting.

Don't forget to raid your craft stash for stems, leaves, or other embellishments! Find pumpkin stems, here! OR try these instead!

Suggested materials:
  • Mini pillow   (Dollar Tree)
  • Pumpkin stems   (Amazon)
  • Rice   (grocery store)
Cecilia MyThriftStoreAddiction
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