Satin Bejewelled DIY Fabric Pumpkins

DIY  Pumpkins with Silverware Stems

The internet has so many DIY fabric pumpkins and for good reason.  They are both easy and fun to make, cost a fraction of the glass variety and although real pumpkins are my favorite they don’t last as well.

Last year I made all kinds of pumpkins to sell, this year I only made a few pumpkins for myself.  These simple pumpkins are so easy to do and you can make them as fancy or simple as you like.

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Fabric Pumpkin Supplies

To make these blinged out pumpkins you will need the following simple materials:

Satin fabric  or other pretty fabric

Matching ribbon

Large darning needle

Fancy handled cutlery

Metallic spray paint

Stuffing

Old jewelry

Sparkly glue on beading

I posted DIY fabric pumpkins last year and these ones are made the same way except for the satin fabric and the vintage cutlery stems.  If you like plaid pumpkins, harlequin pumpkins, country pumpkins go ahead and replace the material.  The method is the same for all types.
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If you old cutlery isn’t silver spray paint it a nice metallic colour.  The thrift store did not have spoons, so I purchased old forks and using tin snips to cut the fork portion off leaving just the handle.  Spray paint one side in a metallic colour, let dry, flip over and do the other side.

Seal the cut edges of your material with a zig-zag stitch or a Serger.
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Fold the material in half and sew a seam along the short side.a

If your adding beading, make sure you have enough beads for the pattern you choose.
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Create a pattern with the beads.

Arrange your fabric so the seam is at the back center and hot glue the beading to the front of the pumpkin.  Measure the distance from the top bead to the edge.  Let cool to make sure the beads are secure and flip over.

Repeat the process on the seams side. Place your first bead according to the measurement from the top but you should be able to feel where the bead is on the underside as well.  Hot glue the beads into place, let cool.
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Arrange the material so the beading is on the edge and glue the remaining beads both front and back.  Depending on your pattern choices and likes finish off the pumpkin with extra beading between the bead groupings.  Let cool.
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Flip the material inside out and using a needles and thread slip stitch the bottom of your material to form the pumpkin base.

Pull the material as tight as possible being careful not to break the thread.
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Add some extra stitches into the end of the material to make sure the closed end is as tight as possible.   If your filling the pumpkins with beads or rice, I suggest adding some hot glue into the opening as well.

Turn the material right side out and fill with polyester, or beads, or rice.

Pull the front and back sides of the pumpkin together, gather and sew into place.  Do the same with the other side.  Make sure your center is tight.
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Insert the cutlery into the pumpkin and glue into place.

Sew a Ribbon

Cut a piece of fabric 8 by 45  inches long.  Fold in half and sew along the long edge.

Cut the ribbon ends at a 45-degree angle.

Sew one end, turn right side out and press.  Fold in the open end of the ribbon, press into place and sew as close to the edge as possible.  Iron the entire ribbon.

Tie the ribbon onto the spoon stem.

The Orange Satin Pumpkin

The orange pumpkin does not have beads, instead, it was given sections and then some bling on the top ribbon for flare.
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Follow the sewing directions for the sparkly pumpkin, cut the material, sew the side seam, gather the bottom, stuff and close the top.  Do not add the silverware stem.

Cut a piece of coordinating ribbon at least five feet long.  Tie a large knot on one end. Insert a very large darning needle into the pumpkin through the hole in the bottom and out through the hole in the top of the pumpkin.  Pull to tighten.  If your ribbon pulls out tie a larger knot and try again until it doesn’t pull through.

Repeat this five more times around the pumpkin to create the sections.  Tie the ribbon off and cut.

Add the Stem

Insert the silverware handle into the top of the pumpkin and glue into place with a hot glue gun.

Sew and tie a ribbon on top.  Attach the bling to the center.
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Fall is such a busy time,  change of seasons, new food wants, decor.    I have recently paired up with some fantastic bloggers and this month we are featuring  Fall DIY Projects.

 

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Welcome to our monthly Creative Blog Hop!

This month it’s all about Fall DIY Projects where you’ll find lots of inspiration to keep you DIYing for months!
Meet your hosts

Tammy @ Hey Fitzy | Janine @ Happy Happy Nester
Sarah @ Twelve On Main | Carolann @ Sassy Townhouse Living
Lynn @ Nourish And Nestle | Leanna @ Faeries and Fauna
Tara @ Lehman Lane | Michelle @ Our Crafty Mom
Sam @ Raggedy Bits | Amanda @ Life on the Bay Bush
Julie and Jodi @ The Design Twins | Toni @ Small Home Soul  

Grab some Fall Inspiration


DIY fabric pumpkin in satin and orange and teal.

 

40 thoughts on “Satin Bejewelled DIY Fabric Pumpkins

    1. Thank you very much Toni. These stuffed pumpkins are so fun to make, I thought I would glamour them up a bit. Thank you for the thumbs up.

    1. Thank you Tammy, I was really pleased to find out that Michael’s has all kind of different styles sizes and colours of flat backed beads. Thank you for commenting.

    1. Thank you Sam, the satin wouldn’t look right with wood stems, I would try them with real stems maybe but the bling of cutlery matched them somehow. Thanks for commenting.

  1. Perfectly sassy pumpkins, I’d say! I am so in love with the glitz and glam you gave them. The colors are simply beautiful too. Pinning and sharing! I’d love them in my dining room – they would make me feel very posh!

    1. Thank you so much Carolann. I love the shine of the satin in the evenings with lights. I enjoy seeing all the different styles of fabric pumpkins there are. I really appreciate the kind comments.

    1. Hi Tara. Thank you for commenting, I am glad you like them. I did try to put a ribbon on the blue ones as well, but it was too much.

    1. They are so simple to make Julie. I love making them because they are inexpensive and the variety is limitless. Thank you for the comment.

  2. I am over taken by the pumpkins I am seeing this year, yours are so beautiful with the jewels, I have Pinned to share and would invite you to stop by my Friday party and share as well.
    Hope to see you there.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

    1. Can you believe I have not seen that movie. I just read a review that said it wasn’t actually scary so I am going watch it. Have a great week.

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