When I saw these pumpkins at Happier Than a Pig in Mud, I "pinned" them immediately! They are so cute and easy to make.
Lynn calls them "yo-yo pumpkins" because they are made with a circle of fabric and are sewn and gathered like fabric yo-yos. Simply cut circles of fabric:
Sew a small hem with "running stitch":
Gather your thread:
Throw in some poly-fil stuffing, pull the gathered stitch closed and tie a knot to secure:
I cut 3 pieces of jute long enough to wrap around the pumpkin with 3-4" extra on each end. The 4th piece of jute was cut about 10 inches longer:
I gathered all 4 strips of jute on the top of the pumpkin...
spacing it evenly so that the bottom looked like this:
I took the longest cord and began to wrap it tightly around all the other cords until it measured about 1-2", knotted it and added a dab of glue:
They are so easy to make and just adorable:
A few touches of fall are beginning to show up around here:
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