Fabric Pumpkins

Fabric Pumpkins
Halloween Craft Ideas for Fabric Pumpkins


What you need: Plastic pumpkin (the type children use for trick or treat); Halloween print or solid fabric (amount needed to completely cover the outside of the pumpkin.; Glue gun/glue sticks; Small tree branch 1-2" in diameter (for stem); black and orange tissue; newspaper; Fall leaves; Styrofoam block; Bag of wrapped candy.

What to do:

1. Place pumpkin on center of wrong side of fabric. Bring fabric up sides of pumpkin, pleating and folding as necessary.

2. Glue fabric ends to inside of pumpkin all around until completely covered. Allow to dry.

3. Glue styrofoam block to inside, center, bottom of pumpkin.

4. Force branch into styrofoam block and glue in place to secure.

5. Fill pumpkin to 3/4 with newspaper and then fill to top with colored tissue.

6. Glue a few fall leaves to stem.

7. Empty bag of wrapped candies on top of tissue.

8. Optional: Trim with raffia and leaves if desired.

This makes a wonderful Halloween centerpiece. You can make several of different sizes and group them.