Making a Fabric Covered Foam Pumpkin

The Dollar Tree foam pumpkins are the best things since sliced bread!! I have colored them, covered them with lace and buttons, and so many other things. Today it's a black and white strip with Spanish moss and a cork stem.


Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 1


  • 90 ft ripped fabric
  • hot glue gun and 2 sticks
  • scissors
  • 1 cork
  • 3 in scrap fabric
  • .5 oz Spanish moss ($.25)
  • 6 straight pins (optional)


  1. Remove the foam stem. With the strips of fabric of your choosing, glue them together if they are not a long enough strip. Then begin at the bottom and wrap your 18" or so back around to itself. I secured the bottom with a wreath pin and then each row will cover the glue/pin of the other. You can also use straight pins.
  2. Keep wrapping around till all the orange is covered. Seal the top with some glue and let cool.
  3. With the cork as a template, cut a circle about 1/4" bigger around than the cork. Carefully run a bead of glue around the edge of the cork end and fold over the circle of fabric. Then, take a little fabric and cover that fold over as if it was a continuous piece of fabric.
  4. The last step is to glue the stem onto the top. Then glue same Spanish moss to the top and Voila!!
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This foam pumpkin was from Dollar Tree (last year) and should be available again this year. The pumpkin was originally orange, but I painted it white. The hole was for succulents (as a succulent pumpkin center piece). Once Halloween was over, I emptied the succulents back into the soil outside and kept the foam pumpkin.

Fabric Covered Foam Pumpkin - finished pumpkin sitting next to a white pumpkin with painted triangle pattern

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