These white chenille pumpkins make great use of an old bedspread. The project is easy to do and the result is stunning!
Are you tired of the traditional orange Halloween decor? Try this project on for size.
Image shared with permission of Erin Art and Gardens
There are, honestly, not many Halloween decorations that I would consider displaying in my home. I did when my daughter was younger but those days have passed now.
When I saw this lovely Chenille pumpkin set on Erin Art and Gardens I was impressed. This was something that I would display with pride. Erin found her chenille pumpkins at a flea market and shared a photo of them with us.
However, making fabric pumpkins yourself would be a very easy project to do so I thought it would be fun to give some directions for making fabric pumpkins so you can try them yourself.
Variations on a chenille pumpkin
This project could be made with any type of white fabric. I love the look of white chenille because it is so delicate and has interesting texture, but the sky is the limit for fabric pumpkins.
Even old white sweater circles stuffed with fiberfill would work.
Note: Hot glue guns, and heated glue can burn. Please use extreme caution when using a hot glue gun. Learn to use your tool properly before you start any project.
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How to make chenille pumpkins
If you would like to make these fabric pumpkins yourself, you will need these supplies:
- a set of 3 faux pumpkins (could also use fiberfill shaped into round balls for a softer pumpkin look)
- a white chenille throw or blanket (or any type of white soft fabric) Be sure to check thrift stores. They often have chenille blankets inexpensively
- fiber fill and white jute (Use instead of faux pumpkins if you want a softer looking pumpkin)
- three rustic branches from your yard
- craft wire rope
- gold spray paint
- thread and needle
- hot glue
The cloth pumpkins project is simple to do. Just coil the wire into three spirals, and spray it with gold paint and allow to dry.
The chenille bedspread is cut into 3 circles for the different sized pumpkins.
The branches are cut into three pieces and function as pumpkin stems. They are hot glued, along with the painted wire spirals, to the faux pumpkin tops.
Finally the chenille circles are wrapped around the faux pumpkins and stitched into place.
Display them with pride!
Many thanks to Erin of Erin’s Art and Garden and her flea market find for sharing her photo of these chenille pumpkins! Be sure to visit her site. She has many photos of them on display and also shows the design in orange material.
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- 1 set of faux pumpkins ( could also use fiberfill shaped into balls for a softer look.)
- A white chenille blanket or bedspread
- 3 rustic branches from your yard
- Gold spray paint
- Heavy gauge wire that can be coiled
- Thread and needle
- Hot glue
- Coil your wire into a 3 spiral pieces , and spray it with gold paint. Let them sit aside to dry.
- Cut a circle from the chenille bedspread that is large enough to wrap the faux pumpkin smoothly with not too much extra material.
- Repeat for each of the pumpkins. Do them in three sizes.
- Cut the branches into 3 short pieces. Coil the sprayed wire around the base of each of the branches and hot glue it in place.
- Glue the stems to the top of the chenille pumpkins.
- Take your white thread and needle and stitch it loosely through the outside of the chenille circle.
- Bring the circle up to the top of the faux pumpkins and draw it tightly so that it gathers around the top and around the stem.
- Stitch it in place firmly.
- Display with pride.
If you are using fiberfill packing instead of faux pumpkins, use some matching twine to wrap the pumpkin to make ridges up the sides.