Making a Fabric Covered Foam Pumpkin
October 17, 2019
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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
- 90 ft ripped fabric
- hot glue gun and 2 sticks
- 1 cork
- 3 in scrap fabric
- .5 oz Spanish moss ($.25)
- 6 straight pins (optional)
- 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.
- Keep wrapping around till all the orange is covered. Seal the top with some glue and let cool.
- 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.
- 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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October 14, 2019
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.
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