Use Fabric Scraps To Make Easy, Fun Fall Pumpkins

Make Fall Pumpkins Using Your Fabric Scraps in Non-Traditional ColorsWho says autumn decor must consist of a lot of orange? Or the traditional accents of green, maroon or brown? Let’s toss those expected autumn colors like a kid tossing a nicely racked pile of leaves!

And when one has a towering pile of fabric bits and pieces like I do, stuffed precariously in a basket, this is a great crafty project to use up some of those fabric scraps…so you have less guilt when you go out and get yourself more textile treasures! Here’s to autumn…

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D.I.Y fun fabric fall pumpkins

Do you enjoy decorating for the various seasons but still want to keep with the colors within your home? Buck the traditional orange (although it is one of my fave colors!) and decorate for the season to match your personal style and decor.

– Fabric scraps (Don’t have any? Check here for great patterns and styles)
Embroidery floss (Check out these nifty embroidery needles)
– Sewing thread
– Assorted ribbons

how to make pumpkins from fabric scraps

I successfully used up an assortment of scraps with this project, although I’d have to make several of these pumpkins for all my neighbors to make a dent in my tittering tower of fabric!

Surprisingly, you need a very large circle to make a decent-sized pumpkin. Needless to say, my first attempt using a cereal bowl resulted in this teeny weeny little [cute] pumpkin. Way too small for decor but my kids had a good time throwing it at one another!

And because two tips are better than just one… Feel free to sew two pieces of fabric together to form one large piece to trace a circle shape onto. The seams will be hiding by the gathering and no one will ever know.

Enjoy your fun fall fabric pumpkins!
Make Fall Pumpkins Using Your Fabric Scraps in Non-Traditional Colors
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32 thoughts on “Use Fabric Scraps To Make Easy, Fun Fall Pumpkins

  1. JaneEllen says:

    Oh goody, another non sewing machine craft, right up my alley. Your pumpkins are so pretty, love fabrics you used and simple way to make them.
    Loved your post about using wire basket on ceiling fan. Decorators always want to take ceiling fans down, not in my house. Have lived in Tucson for 20 yrs. awhile back so know how handy they are, also in San Diego areas inland, MT, KY and now here in western CO. We’d be lost without our ceiling fans. What part of AZ do you live in? Really cute way to snazzy up a ceiling fan.
    Have great Sunday

  2. Laurie says:

    These are adorable and such pretty fabric too! Thanks for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle Create-Bake-Make Link party! Pinned to share.

  3. Mary-the boondocks blog says:

    Very cute and y ou are right of course, we do need lots of fabric. I am suffering from pumpkin deprivation now because there are no pumpkin decorations where I live. I may just try your idea. I have to do something! Fall is my favorite time of the year. I really like that cute little slideshow that you have up there. Pinning and sharing!

  4. ashley says:

    What a great way to use up fabric scraps! I love that it’s not the traditional orange and black halloween themed colors so it can match any type of decor! Thanks so much for linking up with us at the Maker’s Mix-Up link-up this week!

  5. Diana says:

    Your pumpkins are just darling! Love the outside-of-the-box thinking about color choices 🙂 Thanks for linking up your projects at Vintage Charm–

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