For the form of the large pumpkin, which sits about 8″ high, I used some laminate under pad that I had leftover from a project we did a few years ago. I’m always thinking of new ways to use things, so I can keep them out of the landfill. I simply cut the under pad into strips and rolled them up until I was happy with its size. Then I secured it with tape.
Then I started carving my pumpkin. I took my scissors to it and shaped it until I thought it looked good.
For the 2 smaller pumpkin forms I used polyester fiberfill and made them the same way as the larger one.
Here are the fabrics I thrifted just last week. They cost me a total of $2.50. I really love the silky embroidered fabric.
I measured my forms, and cut out the fabric so there was enough to go around the form, making sure to leave plenty of extra so I could wrap it around 1 1/2 times. This way I didn’t have to do any pinning, although I certainly could if I wanted to.
Then I stuffed the fabric at the top and the bottom into the centres of the forms until I was happy with the way they looked. The under pad form had a natural hole, but I had to make a hole in the fiberfill with my fingers.
To dress them up a bit I used the rusty coloured upholstery fabric for leaves because it was very stiff, and small gold toned spoons just tucked into the centres for stems. And that’s it!
I like the fact that they’re not permanent. Next year I can use the same forms with completely different fabrics.
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