I call these rustic pumpkin decor because they’re shaped like a pumpkin but don’t look exactly like what a fabric pumpkin may look like. They don’t have the ribs/ridges that pumpkins have running from the top to the bottom. I mean, you could easily add them if you want, by sewing twine or yarn from the top to the bottom, several times to create the ribs. I liked them more rustic. These are seriously the cutest, easiest DIY, requires no sewing and you probably already have everything you need at home. I love that I can use scraps of material that I have plenty of LOL
The only material you will need are fabric, pillow stuffing/fluff, twine or yarn, twigs, and anything else from lace to flowers or leaves to adorn your pumpkin. I used padding from the inside of a comforter that I had left over from a different project. While I am on that topic, let me share with you what I did with that comforter padding LOL I needed padding for my DIY tufted headboard that I made. I was not sure whether my project was going to turn out and buying the amount of padding that I needed was going to be very expensive. I opted to go to Ross and purchase a very basic and inexpensive comforter and I used the padding for my project. Needless to say, my headboard turned out awesome but the padding worked out perfect as well and it saved me from having to purchase expensive padding. So, I had some left over and I used it for this project.
The basic size of the fabric will depend on the size pumpkins you choose to make. I’ve made some using 4x4 to 8x8 squared or round shaped fabric scraps. I’ve picked up pretty sweaters from Goodwill that I’ve used to make these pumpkins too. By the way, both shapes square or round fabric worked fine for this project...easy peasy right?!