I know these fabric pumpkins are one of the oldest tricks in the book, but c'mon they are still pretty cool. After making my twine pumpkin out a roll of toilet paper and now posting this project you're going to think I have an obsession with toilet paper. I like to think of it as "Food Storage." When the world is coming to an end and we are grabbing our most valuable possessions you can bet I will call out, "Honey, grab the pumpkins!" Ok that's not the real reason I use tp but it is pretty funny if I say so myself. Toilet paper is one of those perfect forms for pumpkins and inexpensive. Fabric pumpkins were one of my very first craft projects as a newly wed several years ago. Here is what they looked like then.
Off to JoAnns I went looking for new fabrics. Its amazing what a little fabric, hot glue, tp or paper towels, and a dowel can make.
My inspiration actually came from this polka dot fabric I had bought back in July for a pillow. Its graphic, orange and totally me.
Then I found this houndstooth fabric. It has been crying, "Buy Me, Buy Me!" for weeks but I didn't have project in mind the first time I saw it.
Finally with my other two fabric choices in hand I found the perfect match for my third pumpkin in this Fleur De Lis fabric. I needed something a little darker to contrast my two lighter fabrics and I really like the idea of using Fleur De Lis for Halloween. Don't ask me why, I just do.
Then all I had to do was paint over my dowels with acrylic paint I already had, wrap my fabric around my toilet paper and paper towel roll adding just a small amount of glue and stick in my dowels. I didn't even glue the dowels in, it makes for easier storage and they stay on their own just fine.
This makeover turned my fabric pumpkins from traditional and even a little country into modern and chic and after it was completed I was glad I had. They now sit on my kitchen table and I find myself just staring at them. Pattern + Fabric +