Hi ya’ll! These Easy No Sew Fabric Pumpkins make a great relaxing weekend DIY! They are also easy enough that your kiddos can join in on the fun!
You can be adventurous with the fabric…maybe your daughter wants a sequin pumpkin and your son wants a dinosaur pumpkin. Go for it! Have fun and be creative.
(Check out the “kid tip” at the end of Step 3.)
What you need:
- 1 Pound Bag Of Beans.
- 1 Pound Bag Of Rice.
- Rubber Bands.
- Snack Size Ziplock Bag.
- Fuzzy Craft Pipe Cleaners.
- Hot Glue Gun.
- Hot Glue Stick.
- Fabric Scissors.
- 1 Cup Measuring Cup.
- 1/2 Cup Measuring Cup.
- Wide Mouth Funnel. (Optional)
How to make easy no sew fabric pumpkins
** TIP** – Plug in Hot Glue Gun now so it is ready to use by Step 3.
So, the first step is to simply add 1 cup of beans to a bag. Then twist the top and secure with a twist tie.
Once the bag is securely closed push in the corners to make it more rounded.
Secondly, you will need to cut out an 11 x 11 square in your favorite fabric.
Then you will need to gather the fabric around the bag of beans and secure with a rubber band at the top.
Next you will need to trim off 3 of the 4 corners. This will prevent the stem from being too thick.
Once you have it trimmed, place a piece (however long you prefer the stem to be) of pipe cleaner in the top and slightly bend it.
Thirdly, you will need to twist the fabric around the pipe cleaner. Then place a dot of hot glue at the bottom of the stem and carefully attach the rope.
When the glue cools start winding the rope around the stem.
Depending on the material the rope may not stay in place very well, so add a drop of glue wherever the rope needs secured.
*See below for a kid friendly technique!
2 bonus ways to make easy no sew fabric pumpkins
So, if your kiddos are too young to use a Hot Glue Gun, a pipe cleaner is the perfect solution.
Simply wrap the pipe cleaner around the stem, starting at the bottom and working your way up!
Lastly, you can also use rice to make these easy no sew fabric pumpkins!
I found that rice works better if you want more of a squatty pumpkin. All you have to do is follow steps 1-3, then once you have the stem completed simply press down gently to flatten it out.
I hope you enjoyed making these easy no sew fabric pumpkins! If so, please leave a comment below and a picture of your fabric pumpkins. I would love to see your creativity!
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