A Rosy Pumpkin

Fall Decorating - A pumpkin full of roses

 I’ve seen lots of pumpkin “wreaths” around the blogs but I haven’t seen one that is filled with fabric roses so I decided to 

make one and here it is.
Tutorial on how I made the fabric roses:
The first thing I did was get some nice orange pumpkiny looking fabric.
Cut a 2 inch by 12 inch strip out of the fabric. I cut lots of of them for this project. Fold this strip in half lengthwise and make a long stitch along the raw edge side.
orange fabric
Take one of the threads and gently pull it until the little strip of fabric is gathered as so.
Then I take one end and start curling it around, and hot glue it.
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Keep curling it around and gluing.
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When you get to the end of the fabric strip, turn the end down so that the raw edge is down at the bottom of the rose. Hot glue it.
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Now the whole rose should be in one piece. Nice.

Here is how I made the Pumpkin Door Decoration…
I cut a pumpkin shape out of a cardboard box and covered it with polyester batting and the same fabric as the fabric roses.
Then I glued all of the roses onto the “pumpkin”. I wrapped the “stem” with green polka dot fabric.

Rosy Pumpkin

Autumn Wreath

Pumpkin Roses 3

  I like it like this because it’s kind of artsy, but I understand if people need all the roses to be the same. As my daughter’s teenage friend used to say, “Whatever floats your boat.”
Happy Fall!!
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I am the crafter extraordinaire (on this blog anyway.) I live with my husband, my son, David, in a cozy cape cod style house in Connecticut.

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