Pumpkin Ornaments For Halloween, Fall and Thanksgiving!

Pumpkin Ornaments For Halloween, Fall and Thanksgiving!

It's Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl hanging out on the Sizzix blog today!  Yea!!!  It's not officially fall, but there's no harm in getting a little excited for all the fun fall festivities that are just around the corner!  I love sewing Halloween and Fall decor - I never get tired of it!  This fun little project is one that can be done in an afternoon, it is totally kid friendly, and it is a great stash-busting project.  What makes these quilted pumpkin hangers a little unique is the fabric is treated with matte finish decoupage which adds strength and durability.  I love that Sizzix offers a variety of pumpkins because a pumpkin patch has many shapes and sizes.  Let's get started!

Begin by rummaging through your fabric scraps.  For each short pumpkin you need (2) 5" squares and for each tall pumpkin you need (2) 7" rectangles.  I totally didn't measure and just rough cut with scissors.  You just need the fabric to be large enough to cover the die.  While you have your scissors handy, cut out (1) batting piece the same size per pumpkin.

Pumpkin Ornaments For Halloween, Fall and Thanksgiving!

Next take a paint brush and the decou-page and brush both wrong sides of the fabrics with the decoupage, covering the entire surface.  Place the quilt batting in between the fabric pieces so as to make a "sandwich".

Pumpkin Ornaments For Halloween, Fall and Thanksgiving!Brush the right sides of the fabric with decou- page also.   Smooth all the wrinkles or air bubbles out. Pumpkin Ornaments For Halloween, Fall and Thanksgiving!Hang the fabric sandwiches up to dry.  This may take an hour or so.Pumpkin Ornaments For Halloween, Fall and Thanksgiving!

Once the pieces are dry, run them through the Sizzix Fabi with the short and tall pumpkin dies.  Don't worry about the stems at this point.  We will be creating our own version. Pumpkin Ornaments For Halloween, Fall and Thanksgiving!The pumpkin patch is growing!Pumpkin Ornaments For Halloween, Fall and Thanksgiving!

Take small coordinating scraps (for the hearts) and press the Heat n Bond to the wrong side of the fabric.Pumpkin Ornaments For Halloween, Fall and Thanksgiving!

Position the scraps so they align with the hearts.  You can use a piece of tape to hold the fabric in place so it doesn't move during the die cutting process.Pumpkin Ornaments For Halloween, Fall and Thanksgiving!At this point, call in quality control to approve all work and to request any "do-overs"....heehee :)Pumpkin Ornaments For Halloween, Fall and Thanksgiving!Peel off the backing of the happy little hearts.Pumpkin Ornaments For Halloween, Fall and Thanksgiving!I wanted the stems oversize and a bit rustic.  Cut a double thickness of burlap for each stem.  I didn't measure or use a template, you want them all to be slightly wonky and different.  Fray the edges a bit.Pumpkin Ornaments For Halloween, Fall and Thanksgiving!

Position the heart and iron it in place.  With contrasting thread, sew around the pumpkin and the heart, omitting the stem.  Once the pumpkin has been sewn all the way around, pin both pieces of the burlap stem to the front of the pumpkin and sew all the way around the stem with matching thread.

Pumpkin Ornaments For Halloween, Fall and Thanksgiving!Pumpkin Ornaments For Halloween, Fall and Thanksgiving!

These just make me giggle inside!!! Pumpkin Ornaments For Halloween, Fall and Thanksgiving!

Pumpkin Ornaments For Halloween, Fall and Thanksgiving!

To add the wire, punch or poke 2 small holes in the side of each pumpkin.  Take florist wire and thread it through the holes, cut to desired length, and twist the ends around a pencil.  You could totally tie a bow or some twine onto the wire....maybe even add a spider! IMG_0096    Pumpkin Ornaments For Halloween, Fall and Thanksgiving!  Who's ready to sew a little pumpkin patch?

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Other Supplies:

Scraps of orange and black fabric
Scraps of cotton batting
Scraps of burlap
Decoupage glue (like Mod Podge)
Paint Brush
Heat n Bond, Lite or Feather Lite
Florist Wire

5 thoughts on “Pumpkin Ornaments For Halloween, Fall and Thanksgiving!”

  • jankatal

    These pumpkins are so cute.

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  • Celeste Goff

    Wow, these are just gorgeous!!! I think I would be willing to put my Christmas tree up early and decorate it for Halloween and Thanksgiving and just use orange lights and pumpkin ornaments instead of Christmas stuff. LOL

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  • Renee M

    Thanks for sharing this adorably fun crafting idea!

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  • Crystal Brown
    Crystal Brown Sep 16, 2015 at 06:21 pm

    I like the cloth pumkins but will my bag a bond machine cut out fabric like this? Can I glue instead of sew the material togeather? What kind of glue, maybe fabric glue? Oh maybe I will cut them from paper but really would like to try fabric. Who knows I may have to buy a mini sewing machine. Maybe Sizzix could come out with a small machine for non sewing crafters like me!I do know how to hand sew!

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  • Jeannine Brenner
    Jeannine Brenner Sep 16, 2015 at 07:41 pm

    Adorable project for fall! I will add this to my list and I know the kids will love to help! Thanks for sharing!

    Reply
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