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
Here is what you will need:
needle and thread
something for the stems (we used small branches cut into pieces)
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.
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!
Voila. What a beautiful, simple and frugal centerpiece for Thanksgiving day!
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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!