Ahhh, happy autumn friends!! It feels so good to officially say that. This season is truly my favorite. I don’t know if it’s the weather I love most or the colors…or just the feeling I get when I drive around with the windows down and the heat on [tell me I’m not the only one who does this?] …it all just feels perfect. I think a huge part of what makes me love this season so much is because I was born in October. I always find myself reflecting more this time of year, about life, about the world, about my faith…about all the things. Do you find yourself stopping just a minute longer to reflect and rest in the beauty around you this time of year? I pray that you do!!
One thing I love to do as the seasons change is create things with my hands, sometimes I craft alone or with the kiddos either way it’s always fun and it always feels life giving. Today I’m joining some of my sweetest blogging friends to bring you a fall diy blog hop. If you’re stopping by and you’re coming from Jen’s blog, welcome!! I love her beautiful hoop pumpkin wreath! Also be sure to scroll all the way down to get the links to all of the other blogs!
Today I’m sharing a really simple project and I’m sure many of you already have all the materials you’ll need on hand. So grab your craft supplies and a cup of something warm and keep on scrolling.
Easy Fabric Pumpkins
give thanks pillow can be found here
you can read all about how to make homemade beeswax candles here
- scraps of fabric
- an iron
- needle and embroidery floss to match your fabric – sewing machine if you have one.
- sticks or 3 inch cinnamon sticks
- yarn, jute, or cotton rope – large needle – with an eye big enough for yarn/cotton rope/jute
Step 1. Grab your favorite scraps of fabric. I used ticking that I had left over from my curtains.I prefer a heavier weight fabric like this utility ticking or a grain sack type material, but any cotton fabric will work fine. Just make sure the pieces are longer than they are wide. Iron out your wrinkles.
Step 2. Fold your fabric in half right sides together.
Step 3. Sew the edge together this will give you a large chubby tube shape. Bottom and top will be open.
Step 4. Sew a simple gathering stitch, like pictured above. Leave enough of a tail so that you can pull the string and tie the ends together. I like to use embroidery floss for this, I used 3 strands.
Step 5. Stuff your pumpkin and hand sew another gathering stitch, Grab a friend, spouse, kiddos, anyone with hands to hold it down so you can tie the knot tightly.
Step 6. Stuff in your loose threads and pop in a stick or cinnamon sticks work great, too, for your stem. You can leave them just like that or if you want more definition you can grab a large needle, one with a big eye hole and some yarn or jute and just weave the string through the holes to create sections of your pumpkin. Pull tight and finish off with a knot on the bottom of the pumpkin.
I DIYed That Fall Blog Hop
Jordan from A Blue Nest
Amy from Cuter Tudor
Kendra from Joy in Our
Areeba from Mint
Jennifer from Noting Grace
Bree from The Homemaking
Kelly from The Tattered
Taylor from Uniquely Taylor Made