DIY Cinderella Fabric Pumpkin Craft

This Cinderella pumpkin craft is easy to create, and makes a fun little accent piece for your fall decor. Inspired by real heirloom Cinderella pumpkins, and made with cotton drop cloth fabric. 

Cinderella Fabric Pumpkin Craft

Heirloom Cinderella Fabric Pumpkin Stack

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 In the past, you could only find the standard orange pumpkins to decorate your home, but now, many nurseries, farms, and even some of the big box stores sell these lovely gems. The real Cinderella pumpkin comes from a French heirloom variety called “Rouge vif D’Etampes,” a dark red orange pumpkin with deep ribbing. The pretty blue-gray pumpkin is a variety called Jarrahdale, a cross between the Cinderella and Blue Hubbard gourd. 

Materials

Drop Cloth Fabric 
Batting for the stuffing
Craft Paint
Needle & Thread

Fabric Pumpkins - Round Circle

Step 1

Use any round object and draw a circle around it. This one I used for the smallest pumpkin and it measured 10 inches in diameter. The middle one was 18 inches, and the largest, 24 inches.

Fabric Pumpkins - Drawn Circle

Fabric Pumpkins - Painting Drop Cloth Fabric

Step 2

Paint the fabric with craft paint diluted with some water. Using a sponge brush paint one side of the fabric. Allow to dry.

Fabric Pumpkins - Basting stitches

Step 3

Cut out your circle, and sew basting or gathering stitches. Do this by threading a long piece of thread through your needle to the half way point. Gather the ends of the thread and tie a knot. Then sew up through the fabric about 1/4 of an inch from the edge. Sew nice wide stitches until you reach the other end.

Fabric Pumpkins - Gathered pumpkin

Step 4

Pull on the thread to gather the fabric into shape. You can pull it all the way closed or leave it a little open like the one shown above to get it a flatter shape, it will be covered if you are going to stack them. Make an knot by sewing close to the end and threading the needle through the loop.

Stuff the pumpkin with batting.

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Fabric Pumpkins - Fabric Strip for Stem

You can make a stem by cutting a long rectangle, and painting it green. Then roll it up and glue the edge. Glue the stem into the pumpkin.

Small red fabric pumpkin with stem

Add a vine by using a piece of green wire or a pipe cleaner, and wrap it around a pencil. Glue into the pumpkin.

Heirloom Pumpkin Stack_

Stack your pumpkins on top of each other. You could secure them with glue or sew them together, but I didn’t.

Cinderella Fabric Pumpkin Stack

Add a little hay, moss or other fall material to give it an extra rustic look.

I’ll probably buy some real Cinderella pumpkins this season, but it was fun to make this faux fabric pumpkin craft. So easy and affordable, with a little drop cloth fabric, batting and paint.

They’ll last a whole lot longer too.

Inspired by real Cinderella heirloom pumpkins, this pumpkin craft is easy to create and makes a great accent piece for your fall decor.

About Patti Estep

Patti is the creator of Garden Matter, a home and garden blog filled with projects to inspire your creative side. She loves crafting, gardening, decorating and entertaining at her home in Pennsylvania. When she is not working on a project at home or searching for treasures at nurseries and thrift stores with her girlfriends, you’ll probably find her with family and friends, at a restaurant, or home party enjoying new and different food adventures.

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Comments

  1. So cute!! Pinning and sharing on Facebook. 🙂

  2. I love these! They are as cute as a button and what a great color combination!

  3. Those are sooo cute!!! Especially love the curlicue stem, which looks so realistic. Pinned. (from Blogging Fifty)

  4. These are so beautiful! I’ve got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for tomorrow that features your tutorial:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/?p=89376

    –Anne

  5. What pretty colors! I love a project that is both simple and beautiful! Thank you for sharing the tutorial! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

    I am hopping over from your FB Share in Blogging Fifty

  6. These are absolutely adorable!!!! I am ready for all things pumpkiny and fall.

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