Pumpkin Trio


  • 3 different fabrics

  • Wooden spools - 5/8"x3/4", 3/4"x1" and 7/8"x1-3/16"

  • Brown acrylic paint

  • Paint brush

  • Polyfil

  • Poly Pellets

  • Needle

  • Matching thread

  • 3 fall leaves

  • Green wrapped floral wire

  • Scissors

  • Hot glue gun


  • Paint all three spools with brown acrylic paint.

  • Cut one circle out of each style of fabric.  One 8", one 10" and one 12".

  • Thread needle with double thread (12") and knot end.  Starting 1/4" in from outside edge and work on the wrong side of the fabric.  Begin making simple "running or gathering" stitches, continue around the perimeter of the fabric.  If thread becomes too short gather up the fabric.  When the end is reached, gather fabric until there is about a 3" opening.  Do not tie off or cut.

  • Pour about 1/4 cup of poly pellets into the circle.  Begin to stuff with small amounts of polyfil, pushing toward the outside edge.  Continue stuffing until the desired shape is achieved.

  • Gather up the fabric until only a small opening for the spool stem remains.  Tie into a knot, twice.  Clip thread.  Repeat to form the remaining two pumpkins.

  • Cut three 5" lengths of green wrapped floral wire and twirl them around a pencil.  Leave 2"
    at the end straight.

  • Using hot glue, adhere a spool, leaf and wire tendril into each pumpkin.


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