November 14, 2010

No-Sew Fabric Pumpkins and Thanksgiving Link-Up!

10 DAYS until THANKSGIVING! ...but who's counting, right?
I'm so excited about these fabric pumpkins- they are by far the easiest project I've ever done and they didn't cost a penny! (If you don't already have fabric, look for fat quarters on sale, sometimes $1 per cut at JoAnns)

1 Fat Quarter (18X21) or square of fabric
about that size
Toilet Paper Roll (with toilet paper still on!)
Branch or Sticks
Rafia or Ribbon
Glue Gun (optional)

1. Start by trimming your fabric if you're not using fat quarters.
2. Lay fabric right side down with newspaper on top. I folded the newspaper to fit, or cut/rip the edges.

3. Starting with the shortest sides, bring fabric up and tuck it inside the hole in the roll.
4. Find a nice thick stick or small branch outside and trim it to 3 inch pieces (I did 2.5 inches, but would recommend a little longer)
5. Tie Raffia or ribbon in bow around the stick
**Optional Step- Glue gun bottom of stick into the hole**
AND you are done!! See, easiest tutorial EVER!
Let's do a Thanksgiving Link-up-- share with us your great ideas! Any kind of DIY activities, giveaways, printables and crafts are welcome, but they must be Thanksgiving or Fall related! {TIP: Under the 'Name' option, put the project description}


Anonymous said...

Those look great! I love the colors you chose, and how you added the raffia. Thanks for hosting!

Julie said...

thanks for stopping by & inviting me to the Link-up! I added a few of my fall favorites :)

The Paxton Family said...

what a great idea! and SO simple! i am in love! can't wait to try it :-)

Lizzy said...

Thanks for the invite and sweet comment! It is nice to see Thanksgiving ideas all together. I spent a while checking out your blog and I love it! I'm adding you to my blog roll! :)

Jenna said...

Thanks for the invite! Love the no sew cute!!

Steph said...

I LOVE this!!! We will be making some as last-minute Thanksgiving Decorations :)
Thank you!