- Kraft Wrapping Paper
- Waxed Thread
- Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
- Orange and Brown Paint
- Foam Brush
I first cut a large circle. You can cut the circle any size you want. You could make very small pumpkins for basket fillers or a big pumpkin to have placed around the house.
I used waxed thread to sew this pumpkin because it is very strong. I get my waxed thread on Amazon. It was very easy to sew. You can just do a basic stitch around the whole circle. Just be sure to leave the ends out of the front so you can pull the pumpkin closed. I used the needle to poke holes in the paper as I sewed.
Once you have the whole circle sewn you can start the process of closing the pumpkin. This is a little tricky because the paper might rip. To prevent this I pulled the thread with one hand and pushed the paper together with the other so that no area got too much tension.
Once it is mostly closed you can start adding stuffing! It can be as plump as you want! Once you have stuffed it with as much stuffing as you would like you can then close the hole by securely tying the thread together. I did a triple knot just to be sure it was closed tightly.
I used scraps from cutting the circle to make the stem. I just twisted the paper together and glued it with hot glue to hold it’s shape. Also make sure the bottom of the stem is wide enough to cover the hole on top of the pumpkin.
I painted the stem and the pumpkin separately before gluing them together. I used this spiced pumpkin paint for the pumpkin. I tried to cover the pumpkin with paint as much as possible, but didn’t worry too much about the creases. I used this dark chocolate paint for the stem. I covered the stem as much and possible, but didn’t worry about the original color showing through.
Then you can hot glue the stem on top and you have a pumpkin!! This was so fun and makes such a unique pumpkin!! I hope you will give this a try!! Comment below with your favorite pumpkin creations!