"Burlap Pumpkins...Amazingly Simple"
These Burlap Pumpkins are adorable!
So easy to make....hand sew the sides, stuff and tie....
In NO time at all you'll have cute Fall Decor for your Holidays.
You will need:
A bag full of Stuffing
Tape measure or ruler
Hot Glue Gun, glue stick
Faux leaves...I bought an inexpensive bouquet of flowers from Wal Mart
Burlap material, needle & embroidery thread
My old sewing machine was NOT working...so I whip stitched the sides together quickly by hand with embroidery thread.
folded a piece of burlap, 18x15, stitched up the sides and tied a knot on the bottom using twine.
Reverse the sack turning right side out. this is the bottom of the bag.
Stuff the inside with pillow stuffing, tie the excess with twine to for the the stem of the pumpkin. I tied 3 extra long pieces of twine together in the middle in a half knot. Then I placed the pumpkin bottom side, down on top of the long twine. Three strings should be on either side of the round burlap. Then take 1 twine from each side of the pumpkin and tie at the base of the stem. Knot and let twine ends hang loose. Repeat 2 more times. This creates the pumpkin sections. Some adjustment may be needed to create and plumb pumpkin.
Trim the top of the stem with scissors.
I cut the leaves off some inexpensive flowers and hot glued them in place, near the base of stem.
Darling!!! I absolutely LOVE them. I made 3 different sizes by cutting them by free hand and just eyeing the size. Medium pumpkin measured 15wx18h. I adjusted the large and small pumpkins using the medium pumpkin as a base. **(You may want to measure, the medium pumpkin measured 15 inches wide,cut from the bolt. The material was 36 " folded in half on the bolt, so the pumpkin, when cut , was 18" in height.)
It was SO easy and I had them done in no time.