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Making a Fabric Covered Foam Pumpkin


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October 17, 2019

Black and White Fabric Strip Foam Pumpkin - finished pumpkin ready to displayThe 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.

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Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 1

Supplies:

  • 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)
Black and White Fabric Strip Foam Pumpkin - supplies
 

Steps:

  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. Black and White Fabric Strip Foam Pumpkin - wrap the strip around the pumpkin and secure at the bottom
     
    Black and White Fabric Strip Foam Pumpkin - continue wrapping strips and securing with pins
     
  3. Keep wrapping around till all the orange is covered. Seal the top with some glue and let cool.
  4. Black and White Fabric Strip Foam Pumpkin - keep wrapping
     
    Black and White Fabric Strip Foam Pumpkin - seal the top with glue
     
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  5. 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.
  6. Black and White Fabric Strip Foam Pumpkin - cut a circle of fabric larger than your cork and glue it down
     
    Black and White Fabric Strip Foam Pumpkin fold the excess down around the sides
     
    Black and White Fabric Strip Foam Pumpkin - wrap a strip around the length of the cork to finish covering it
     
  7. The last step is to glue the stem onto the top. Then glue same Spanish moss to the top and Voila!!
  8. Black and White Fabric Strip Foam Pumpkin - glue the cork and some moss to the top of the pumpkin to finish
     
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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).

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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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