40 Responses to DIY Fabric Covered Pumpkins

  1. LOVE these pumpkins! Can you give us a general idea of how much fabric you used and what size your pumpkin was? Thanks so much!

    • Thanks Camille! I bought 1/2 yard of each of the fabrics and that was more than enough…I probably used about 1/4 yard on the largest pumpkin (the white with blue flowers), and that one is close to 9 inches tall. Hope that helps!

  2. I absolutely love ❤️ the fabrics you picked. Blue and white is one of my favorite color combinations. I also enjoyed using the new Joann’s app. this weekend. Having your coupons on your phone is a great convenience, I would often leave my paper coupons at home. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

    • Thanks so much, Maureen! I love blue and white too, it’s so classic. And oh, if I had a dollar for every time I had left my clipped JOANN coupons on the counter…haha. I will be saving a lot of time and sanity (and $$) with the new app too! Thanks for visiting! <3

  3. I loved this! We just happened to see this after we saw fabric pumpkins in a store. My daughter asked so politely if she could have one. I saw the price tag and my jaw dropped. I told her that we would have more fun choosing our fabrics and making our own. We made one for less than $2 from a dollar tree pumpkin and a Halloween themed fat quarter that she picked out. We still have half the fabric left for another for Grandma’s house. Thank you so much for sharing this.

    • Oh, wonderful, I’m so happy to hear that! It’s so fun to be able to customize these however you’d like. I’m glad you enjoyed it, thanks for sharing!!

    • Hi Frankie, I had to work at each strip and stretch it a little and press down the sides to work out all the wrinkles, and sometimes I had to add some more mod podge. I found that narrower strips worked better, too. You’ll definitely have some wrinkles and folds on the bottom of the pumpkin, which will never be seen, but you should be able to work *most* of them out around the sides. I did end up with a few wrinkles on mine but they’re barely noticeable at all.

  4. Your pumpkins look beautiful and you made it look so easy. I thought it was actually a pretty tough project. I had a lot of trouble getting the wrinkles out. My pumpkin looks very bumpy. I think a kindergartener’s art project would look better than mine.

    • I’m sorry it didn’t work out for you Laura! I did find that the wider my strips were, the harder it was to get them smooth…so maybe try narrower strips? Or maybe it was the kind of fabric? I imagine thicker fabric would be trickier to work with, I used a thin cotton on mine. I also took time on each strip to stretch it and smooth it with my thumbs, adding more mod podge underneath and over top of the strips as I went. As long as I went slowly, I didn’t find it to be that difficult. My pumpkins do have a few wrinkles but as you can see from the photos, once you are more than a foot away from them they aren’t noticeable at all.

    • You could totally use napkins! I’ve seen people use scrapbook paper and it works well. Of course, without the stretch of the fabric you’ll likely end up with more wrinkles but they’re not that noticeable from even a small distance.

  5. I made my first fabric covered pumpkin yesterday and the orange color of the pumpkin bled through, my fabric background color is white. Should I spray paint my orange pumpkins with white paint?
    Did you have this problem?

    • Oh, bummer! No, I didn’t have that problem but my fabric was pretty tightly woven. Yes, I’m sure giving the orange pumpkins a quick coat of white paint would do the trick! I’ll update my post to warn people using thinner lighter colored fabrics that they may want to do that. Thanks for sharing – hopefully we can save someone else the trouble!

  6. HI, Meredith!I absolutely love these pumpkins! Do you think scrapbook paper would work instead of fabric? Any hints or tips would be wonderful, thank you!

    • Yes, I definitely thing it would work! I’ve seen other bloggers make beautiful decoupage pumpkins, and you could probably find a tutorial on that somewhere. I would guess that paper will be a little less forgiving with creases and folds, since you can’t stretch paper the way you can stretch fabric, but I think it would still look lovely! Let me know how it works out if you give it a try.

  7. Did you ever do this with foam pumpkins or just the plastic-y type from dollar store. Wondered if this would work with the more substantial foam pumpkins? Awesome instructions. Thank you.

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