Felt Pumpkins

Happy Monday everyone!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  We enjoyed a quick little camping trip with the family and pretended that school didn’t start last week. :)

I have mentioned many times how much I absolutely LOVE summer and I always have a hard time when it starts to come to an end.   That being said, I do really enjoy the first couple of months of fall.  I love the turning of the leaves, the smells of fall, Halloween, pumpkin patch trips, and {most of all!} the fabulous fall decor.

For some reason, I find fall the most inspiring season to craft and decorate for.  I never seem to be short on project ideas or inspiration {of course Pinterest helps with that too!}  So… I am pretty excited to get going on my first fall project of the year…ruffled felt pumpkins!

Ruffled felt pumpkin.
I always love quick and easy projects and these pumpkins  can easily be done in an hour or two. 

Materials
  • styrofoam ball {I used a 4 inch ball but you can use any size}
  • straight pins
  • felt {I used about 7 sheets of 8 1/2 x11 inch sheets from Michaels}
  • stick
  • green material or scrapbook paper {optional} 
To Do
Felt pumpkin tutorial.
  1. Cut off a small portion of the bottom of the ball so that it will sit flat. 
  2. Find a stick from outside and stick it into the top of the ball.
  3. Cut out a leaf shaped piece of fabric {or scrapbook paper} pinch one end and use a straight pin to pin it to the foam ball as close to the stick as possible.
  4. Create a 3 inch circle to use as a stencil.  I used a punch but you could always trace around a glass or other circular object that was approximately this size to get your stencil.  Use the stencil to cut out felt circles.  { I just held my stencil up against the felt and cut around it rather than tracing directly onto the felt and cut 3 felt pieces at a time}
  5. To pin a circle onto the foam ball, fold it in half, fold it in half again and then stick a pin through all four layers.  Pin it to the ball and continue pinning overlapping your circles to hide the pins. {you can see a picture here from a past project that I did if you are more of a visual person!}

Ruffled felt pumpkin.

So simple and cute!!  I’m pretty happy with my little pumpkin and can’t wait to create a few more.  Hopefully I will have a good portion of my fall decorating done next week to show you guys!

Ruffled Felt Pumpkins.
 
Have a great week! 

I linked up with The Lettered Cottage.

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Comments

  1. says

    I’m jealous you got to go camping after school started. I really wanted to this weekend as well but the weather didn’t cooperate. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for this weekend :) I love summer too and want to squeeze every last bit of it out before I admit it’s fall! Cute pumpkin…I’ll like it even more in about a month :)

  2. DianeMargaret says

    This is TOO cute!!!
    But, just so you know, you really don’t have to CUT the bottom off, you can just smash it flat on a table or whatever.

  3. DianeMargaret says

    This is TOO cute!!!
    But, just so you know, you really don’t have to CUT the bottom off, you can just smash it flat on a table or whatever.

  4. DianeMargaret says

    This is TOO cute!!!
    But, just so you know, you really don’t have to CUT the bottom off, you can just smash it flat on a table or whatever.

  5. says

    What a super cute pumpkin. I am pinning this one. I would love for you to come and link up to my Fall into Fall party that opens tonight at 8pm EST. Hope to see you there.

  6. says

    What a great idea! I don’t know that I’ve ever even looked for orange felt, but this is fabulous! I think I have a felt topiary that will be getting a fall makeover!

  7. says

    Oh Jenn…this is so adorable…I love when people take the popular crafts and take them into a new level…love this…thank you for helping us inspire at our first HAPPY HOUR FRIDAY linky party, it means a great deal ….I’m pinning this to my personal fall board…xo

  8. says

    This is such a cute and easy idea. Stopping by from I Heart Naptime Link Party. Would love to have you stop by and check us out!
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