Oh Pumpkin season! Piles of pumpkins, baked, carved, enjoyed in a latte, pumpkin spice yum! …and how about making your own felt pumpkin patch as easy as 123! A circle and a rectangle of felt make these two plump pumpkins.
You will need:
- 12″ x 18” craft cut Kunin Premiumfelt™: 1 Copper Canyon
- 9″ x 12” craft cuts Kunin Classicfelt™: 1 Olive Green, 1 Sandstone, 1 Copper Canyon, 1 Orange
- 8 oz. Polyester stuffing
- Fabri-tac or Felt Glue by Beacon www.beaconadhesives.com
- 1 skein Orange cotton floss
- Pencil, ruler, scissors, embroidery needle, 8″ , 2″ circle template.
TIP: Create pumpkins in a variety of sizes using different circle templates.
1. Cut one 8″ and one 2″ circle from orange felt. Cut two 1 1/2″” oval leaves from olive and a 1 1/2″ by 4″ piece from the classic copper canyon piece.
2. With the floss stitch around the outside edge of the large circle. Pull stitches tight leaving a 1 1/2″ opening. Stuff. Glue 2″ circle over opening. This is the bottom of the pumpkin.
3. Stitch floss to center bottom of pumpkin. Bring floss over one side of pumpkin to center top. Stitch through center top and continue to bottom of pumpkin again pulling stitches to make an indentation. Repeat dividing the pumpkin into eight different sections. Secure floss at bottom.
4. Roll the canyon piece into a cylinder and glue for stem. Add leaves. Optional: add wire vine by rolling piece of wire around a pencil.
5. To make the tall pumpkin roll the premium copper canyon piece into a cylinder overlapping ends. Glue. Sew around edge of both bottom and top of cylinder. Pull stitches tight at bottom. Stuff and then pull the stitches tight at top. Repeat Step 3.
6. Cut two 2″ leaves from olive and a 1 1/2″ by 4″ stem from sandstone. Glue stem to center. Glue center of leaves pinching shut. Glue leaves to stem.
You can now find an expanded color line of Kunin Eco-fi Classicfelt; Eco-fiPlus™ Premiumfelt and ShaggiChic non-wovens fabrics in cut by the yard at your local Walmart; please inquire as to what is available in your area.
Thank you for stopping by, have any questions and comments, I would love to hear from you here or on our Facebook page. We will be sharing the Classroom series weekly. Next week Chad Boender, aka Male Kindergarten Teacher and the newest member of our Design Team takes over the classroom with some great crafts for kids!