This adorable Felt Pumpkin craft are so incredibly easy to make and are very inexpensive as well. In fact, you may even have some of the needed materials already laying around your craft room.
If you are looking for a simple way to DIY some Halloween, Fall, or even Thanksgiving décor for your home, these felt pumpkins are the perfect solution. All you need is some orange, brown, and green felt and a few tools such as a needle and some scissors, and you will have cute little mini pumpkins to add some gourd-geous (get it?) fun around your home in no time!
You can make your pumpkins as little or as plush as you like. All you need to do is adjust the number of cotton balls you use to stuff your pumpkins to achieve your desired look. If you have some leftover pompom balls laying around, you could use those as stuffing as well.
How to Make This Felt Pumpkin Craft
Makes: 1 pumpkin
Time: 10 minutes
Skill Level: Easy
One 4″x4″ Piece Orange Felt
One 1″x 1/2″ Piece Brown or Tan Felt
Small Piece of Green Felt
3 Cotton Balls
Step 1: Trim the orange piece of felt to make a large circle.
Step 2: Get a long piece of thread and thread the needle. Tie the two ends of the thread together. Then start stitching large stitches around the outside of the orange felt. You want to make these about half-inch stitches.
Step 3: When you have made it all the way around and are back to the starting point, push the needle through the thread just at the knot you made.
Step 4: Place the cotton balls in the center of the orange felt. Then pull the needle and thread so that it starts to pull the fabric into the center. Be sure to pull it tight
Step 5: Run the needle through the tops of the little pleats made in the felt from where you just pulled them together.
Step 6: Run the thread down the side and under the felt then back up the other side. Push it through another top of the pleats making sure to keep it pulled tight. Then do it again going down another side. Repeat this step 3-4 times till you have the look of the pumpkin you want.
Step 7: From the short end of the brown felt roll it up.
Step 8: Run the needle and thread through the bottom of the brown felt to keep it rolled up. Sew the rolled brown felt to the center of the top of the orange. You will need to do a few stitches around the bottom of the brown to hold it in place.
Step 9: Cut the green felt into a teardrop or leaf shape. then sew from the pointed end right at the base of the rolled brown to make a leaf. Put a few stitches to hold it in place. Then tie off the thread and cut it off and you are done.
You can make this felt pumpkin craft with larger felt circles or even make some with different colors or patterns of felt. Get creative and add initials to the pumpkin or spooky faces for Halloween. There’s no limit to how you can personalize your felt pumpkin craft!
These pretty little felt pumpkins also make great holiday gifts or stocking stuffers this Christmas for little ones to participate in. They will love being able to say they helped make a fun decoration in the house or even their bedroom!