Tuesday, October 28, 2014

DIY Felt Pumpkin

Fall is a favorite of mine. I also love the idea that almost all the decorations can go up in September and last through Thanksgiving when Christmas takes over. I haven't crafted much of anything since Jack was born and this took me a lot longer than it should have. Two weekends ago the weather  was pretty rainy, I was sick and Jack took a championship nap so i was lucky enough to finally finish it.

Here's what you need:

- Styrofoam ball
- 8 sheets of orange felt (8x11 sheets)
- 1 sheet of green felt
- Straight pins
- Scissors
- Knife

-First cut off the bottom of the styrofoam ball so it sits up on it's own
-Cut 2 leaf shapes out of the green felt and pin them on.  I chose to cut different shapes, one long and the other short and wider. Attach the leaves with the pins
- Cut out orange circles. I used a 3 inch ribbon roll as a template. I could get about 6-8 from each sheet of felt.
- Fold the circles twice and pin them on the pumpkin. I started in a circular motion around there styrofoam but found I was bunching the close together. I than started a line down the ball and realized the easiest was to do it in random order until the pumpkin was completely covered.
- Fluff the felt until no pins are showing and you're happy with how it looks.

So what do you think?

What are some easy fall crafts you enjoy?


Meg Doherty said...

Sooo, I absolutely love this craft, but I have to admit, the way the photo was cropped on the Blogger dashboard, I thought it was a cupcake, so I was a little disappointed when I read the title ;) Awesome job, though!

Jen said...

This is so cute!!!! I love it.

Kenya said...

That is so cute!

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