Vintage Style Fabric-Wrapped Pumpkins

vintage style fabric wrapped pumpkins

Eek! I love Fall.

I had not planned on sharing anything for Fall until September – but I just couldn’t wait! So I’m showing off my sweet new vintage style fabric-wrapped pumpkins today!

fabric wrapped pumpkin DIY

These little cuties are all wrapped up with vintage sheets (shocker right?) and then decorated with twine and felt flowers. And I love that I can leave them up from now through November. Yay for multi-holiday decorations!

fabric wrapped pumpkin tutorial

These are so fast and easy to do too!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Craft Pumpkins from Michaels
  • vintage sheets or other fabric – enough strips to cover each pumpkin
  • felt for flowers/leaves
  • hot glue
  • jute twine

Measure around your pumpkin from one side of the stem, around the bottom, and up to the other side. Cut or tear strips of your fabric, enough to go around the pumpkin. (The amount and lengths will vary based on your pumpkin size).

Hot glue one end of a strip on one side of the stem, then wrap the strip around the pumpkin and glue on the other side.

wrapping pumpkins

For the each piece, glue the strip to one side of the previous strip and wrap around the pumpkin, crossing the strips on the bottom of the pumpkin so they’ll lay flat.

wrapping fabric strips

Continue wrapping until your pumpkin is all covered. You could also Mod Podge the strips on if you want them to lay super flat against the pumpkin.

fabric wrapped pumpkin

Cover the stem in hot glue. Start wrapping the jute with a little spiral on top.

glueing twine to pumpkin

Continue wrapping until your stem and the top of the fabric strips are all covered.

Now you can add a few decorations! I glued on a little strip of crocheted lace just below the jute, then added some leaves and felt flowers.

felt flowers and leaves

If you need help with the flowers, check out the How to Do That: Flowers page, it has a bunch of flower tutorials you could use!

I love the simple look of the fabric and felt together!

felt flowers on pumpkins

Now you can make up more, changing up the fabrics and flowers!

vintage sheet and felt pumpkins

I think these are going to sit on my mantel until it’s time to pull out the Halloween decorations!

fabric wrapped pumpkins

vintage sheet wrapped pumpkins

What do you think? I love them!

You can find all sizes and different colors of craft pumpkins at Michaels.

And here’s something cool – if you don’t have time or want to carve or decorate your own craft pumpkins – Michael’s will do it for you!
You can have custom pumpkins carved, just order by Oct. 13 to have them by Halloween! Check out the details here.

michaels pumpkin carving

What about you? Are you anxious for Fall to get here?

Linking up at Sunday Scoop, Today’s Creative Blog, Met Monday, Tutorials & Tips Tuesday, Quilt Story, Shabby Creek Cottage, My Repurposed Life, 504 Main, Everything Etsy, and the other fabulous parties on the party page. Make sure you check them out!

Disclosure: I was provided with materials from Michaels to create these cuties. All ideas and opinions are my own. :)

19 Comments

  • Reply August 27, 2013

    Dorothee

    Oh Bev, these look gorgeous!
    But yes! It’s a shocker!!! Hehehe
    Perhaps you could use plastic pumpkins next time…. ;)

    Cheers!
    :-*

  • Reply August 27, 2013

    Leslie K

    Dang it Bev! It’s still August! No fall projects especially for us on the west coast! But dang! they are super cute. Ok I’ll let this one slide just this once….but I don’t wanna see anymore fall posts until September! LOL

  • Reply August 27, 2013

    Regina Partain

    Good morning Bev. These are so cute and look very easy to do. Where do you come up with all of these great ideas? I am thinking fall already as well. I seem to live my life in the future these days what with always planning ahead for posts, and etsy content, etc. Some times it is hard to remember what the present is.

  • Reply August 27, 2013

    Steph @ The Silly Pearl

    So very cute, Bev! I love the lace and flower embellishments!

  • Reply August 27, 2013

    Carol

    Oh Bev these are so gorgeous and I love that they can be out “all Fall”.

  • Reply August 27, 2013

    Carol

    My computer went kooky. How cool that you can have pumpkins custom carver. Uh-oh!

  • Adorable! I love the rosettes at the top! Perfect Touch!

  • These are so fun! Love the yellow flowers! Would love to have you share these at my link party going on! New follower on facebook! http://www.madetobeamomma.com/2013/08/homemade-by-you-65.html

  • Reply August 28, 2013

    Heather

    So so pretty! You’ve inspired me to try this DIY this year! Luv!

  • Reply August 28, 2013

    Randi

    Those look so great!! Love the vintage touch.

  • Reply August 28, 2013

    Mique

    SO cute Bev! Gets me excited for Fall. Even though it’s 100 degrees right now. ;) Can’t wait!

  • Reply August 28, 2013

    Deborah

    I am in Washington, D.C. Lost my full time job but trying to do some thing to Earn extra money on the side and this looks like something I can do so is it ok if I try if yes thank you so much

  • Reply August 28, 2013

    malia

    Quite a collection of stunners! And these are perfect for fall decor as well as Halloween! Beautiful.

  • Reply August 29, 2013

    Crystal

    Absolutely adorable!! I love these pumpkins!! The fabric you chose is so pretty and I love the flowers on it. Love it!!

  • Bev, these are SO cute and SO you!! I love the addition of the rosettes. Sheer perfection!

  • Reply September 3, 2013

    Meegan

    LOVE your fabric pumpkins! What a great idea! So smart!
    Thanks for linking up to Tickled Pink Times Two! I can’t wait to see what else you share!
    Make it a great week!

  • Reply September 3, 2013

    Alexis @ Persia Lou

    Just lovely!

  • Reply September 5, 2013

    Holly Lefevre

    These are so pretty! I love the print and the embellishments!

  • PINNED! I love this idea… what fun! This could be super cute especially for Thanksgiving. I popped over this morning from Regina’s blog At the Lake. It’s nice to be a featured-buddy with you. :)

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

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