DiY Fabric Pumpkins: A Last Minute Centerpiece for Thanksgiving 9


I know most people are out there looking at Christmas decor, recipes, and gifts. Well, I am determined not to skip over Thanksgiving quite yet. My little ones and I settled in for an hour of making pumpkins! We had a great time sewing and decorating these little guys to get ready for Thanksgiving. In addition to our gratitude jar, these little pumpkins helped us gear up for the big day!

DiY Fabric Pumpkins

DiY Fabric Pumpkins

 DiY Fabric Pumpkins10The plus side was that I didn’t have to buy a thing! We used fabric scraps and stuffing that I already had in the house. It only took a few minutes and we were ready to roll!!

Here is what you will need:

fabric

stuffing

yarn/string

moss/burlap

needle and thread

glue gun

something for the stems (we used small branches cut into pieces)

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Instructions:

Cut your fabric into rectangles. I did several different sizes. Typically you would do width = 1 1/2 to 2x height. Here are some of the sizes that I did:

small: 9 x 12

medium: 11 x 19

The large pumpkin I already had, but I tore off the top and redid it with the branches and burlap.

Fold you fabric in half, right sides together, and hand sew, machine sew, or even hot glue the sides together.

Next, sew a basting seam along the bottom. Pull it tight and knot it. Turn inside out.

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Fill with stuffing and baste and secure other end.

Wrap twine, yarn or other string around pumpkins two or three times and knot it. Pull it so it is tight, as that adds puffiness to the pumpkin.

Hot glue moss, sticks, and/or burlap to the top of the pumpkins to add the stem and finish!

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Voila. What a beautiful, simple and frugal centerpiece for Thanksgiving day!

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To see some other ideas that are very similar, check out these posts:

30 Minutes or Less DiY Pumpkin by Cindy at DiY Beautify

How to Make Fabric Pumpkins by Jamie at Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

 

Our family traditions for Thanksgiving are based on the food: turkey, special stuffing, my Grandmother’s yams, mashed potatoes and gravy, and of course, pies!! We love pie: pumpkin, banana cream, pecan, and chocolate. Delicious!

We also try to go around and share something we are grateful for. Typically, after we are all stuffed, we play games as a family! Let the games begin.

What are some of your Thanksgiving traditions? Please share below!

 

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9 thoughts on “DiY Fabric Pumpkins: A Last Minute Centerpiece for Thanksgiving

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    Karren Haller

    Well now Elizabeth, look at how cute these fabric pumpkins are, I see all fabrics used and with so many possibilities, I think they could be used anytime of year for decorating!!

    Thanks for sharing @Friday Feature Linky Party this week.
    Enjoy your day!!! Karren

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    Kathy

    I agree with you Elizabeth. I am decorating for Thanksgiving and Christmas can just wait till Thanksgiving is over. Your pumpkin project is wonderful. Have a great Sunday! Pinned.

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      balmtomysoul Post author

      Thank you Kathy! I love this time of year! Such a great time to spend with those we love. Have a very happy Thanksgiving.

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    Ana Lynn

    I don’t want to skip Thanksgiving either (although traditionally, it’s not celebrated in Croatia but we are a blended family so we can!) and Christmas will just have to wait! Love the pumpkins, they look adorable!

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    Lauren Tamm

    Oh my…these are ADORABLE!! They look fairly simple to make as well, which is a total bonus for a not-so-crafty-lady like myself 🙂 On a completely different note, I was searching on Pinterest last week and came across your wooden Olaf snowman PIN. WOW, that is a very popular project you did! Congrats on the Pinterest popularity. I’ve never even seen the movie Frozen, but I know everyone loves it. At first I just thought it was a nice looking snowman, lol.

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      balmtomysoul Post author

      Thank you Lauren. I have been off the radar for a few weeks because of illness and other things, but I am so happy to be back!! I know that my Olaf post went wild on pinterest! It is so funny because I bet I did that post in about 20 minutes, tops! It is funny what others think is great, isn’t it? Well, I better get caught up on a few things, now that I am back. Have a very happy Thanksgiving. I hope you have loved ones surrounding you. I am sure that the holidays without your husband can be hard. Thinking of you!!