Monday, October 7, 2013

Fall Festival of Guest Posters: Burlap Pumpkin Tutorial!

Hello Domestic Bliss Squared readers!  My name is Chelsea and I blog over at Get Your Crap Together!  I am a wife and mother of 2 little ones.  I started blogging 3 years ago as a way to get my own "crap together".  I love sharing my organizing ideas, craft and sewing projects, and recipes.  I'd love for you to stop by and visit!
I am so excited to share my Burlap Pumpkin Tutorial with you today!  I love Fall and Halloween.  

Each year my mom and I go to our favorite hobby and decor stores during the fall just to see what they have come up with.  It gets us in the fall mood.

This year, we saw loads of burlap, as I am sure you have seen.  So I was inspired to make some burlap pumpkins.  

Materials Needed:
1/4 yd burlap
Felt (orange, yellow or green)
Grocery Sacks or Cotton Stuffing

First, you'll need to create your pattern.  You'll need an oval shape with pointed ends.  (Kind of a football shape.)  You can make them short and fat or tall.  Just depends on the look you want.  

Next, cut out 5 pieces in your burlap.

Place your burlap pieces with wrong sides together.  You'll be sewing the raw edge on the outside.  Continue sewing your pieces together until you have one edge left to sew.

Leave this edge open.

Take your felt and make a "heart shape" and a rectangle for the leaf and the stem.

Roll up the rectangle piece like a fruit roll up.  Place it into the open edge of your pumpkin and sew the layers together.

Now you are going to stuff your pumpkin.  I have a little rice bag that I put on the bottom so the pumpkin won't move around.  I also used grocery sacks to stuff my pumpkin.  It was a great way to reuse some items and they still have movement so you can shape your pumpkin.

Stuff your pumpkin.  I think my bigger pumpkin took about 12 grocery sacks and the little one maybe 9.  Stitch your pumpkin closed.

Place the leaf on one of the pumpkin grooves and sew it in place.

And Voila!!  You have some super simple and super cute burlap pumpkins!! 

Don't forget to come check out all the fun projects during our 31 Days of Halloween!  We have tons of great guest contributors and fun ideas to make your Halloween and Fall one to be remembered!!

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  2. I love these. Great tutorial. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  3. Thanks for having me today ladies! Enjoying your fall series!

  4. These are so much fun! I'm been trying to make a lot of different pumpkins this Fall! It's FUN...and addictive! Sweet hugs!

  5. Did you buy the burlap with the pumpkins and spiders on it already or? Love the designs on your pumpkins, such cute and doable ideas with your tutorial. Have fun making pumpkins.
    Know what you mean about making more pumpkins. I keep seeing more and more pumpkins I want to make but then I'd have to figure out where I'd store them. Wish I had a way to sell them since I've gone crazy making them. I've got a fat folder full of Fall ideas. Have made lots of the ideas, love Fall and making things. Once Fall comes I'm in high crafting mode. Good thing hubs does the cooking or we'd go hungry. I could care less once I get the mode going. Happy weekend.

  6. We are a sister's blog too! Sisters are the best. And this is a cute project. I am loving burlap. Our weekly Super Saturday Link Party is live. We would love to have you join us with any of your great ideas. It would make us so happy to have you on board.

  7. Now this is such a cool little craft! Love it!!

  8. These are adorable! They have some of the cutest burlap fabrics out right now!


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