Rustic Pumpkin Inspired Decor

5 Materials
15 Minutes

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?!

Step 1: Gather Supplies

As previously stated, you will need fabric, pillow stuffing/fluff, twine or yarn, twigs, and anything else from lace to flowers or leaves to adorn your pumpkin.

Step 2: Cutting the Fabric

I’ve used 4x4 to 8x8 squared or round shaped fabric scraps, make sure you make them large enough so that you can tie the fabric around the twig. You will see what mean later.

Step 3: Stuff the fabric

Place padding or pillow stuffing in the center of the fabric.

Step 4: Securing the twig

Place the twig into the center and on top of the padding/stuffing, gather the fabric and pull it up and over the twig then sure it in place using twine or yarn. I pick up twigs when I’m out for my walks, especially if I like their shape.

Step 5: Cutting excess fabric

Once you’ve secured your twine and fabric, cut excess fabric leaving about 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch above the twine or yarn.

This is what it will look like after the excess fabric is trimmed.

Step 6: Adding the leaves or flowers

At this point, you can choose to add ribs/ridges by sewing twine or yarn from the top of the pumpkin to the bottom. Making at least 4 to 5 ridges depending on size of pumpkin. As I mentioned before, I chose not to do that so at this point I tucked in faux leaves in through the twine. I used flowers for some, and I’ve even used pretty buttons for others. You can also use hot glue to secure them in place.

Here is another one that I made.

I love my French script fabric.

Here is a picture of 3 different ones I made. You can get creative when you are decorating them.

My Buffalo check pumpkin, I think they’re so sweet and simple but add character to your holiday styling. I hope you enjoyed this simple DIY.

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Happy DIYing 🎃 🌾

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