Who 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.
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.