These little pumpkins make cute table decorations or party favors—no sewing necessary If you make them out of felt or cotton, the children can draw faces on them with markers and decorate them with stickers and ribbons. Or you could have a game of pumpkin toss with prizes for hitting the target.
You can use any thin fabric such as cotton or felt. This model was made with nylon fabric from a local hot-air-balloon factory.
Wrap fabric around a 3-inch in diameter glass overlapping the ends. Hold it with a rubber band. Gather the top by hand and wrap tightly with a thick rubber band.
Slide the pumpkin “shell” off of the glass. Staple or pin the un-gathered end. You are going to use some poly-fiber-fill for the next step.
Turn the pumpkin inside out so that the rubber band you used to gather the fabric is now hidden inside of the pumpkin.
That’s it: stuff your little pumpkin with polyester fiber-fill. Leave enough space to gather and secure the top with another rubber band.
Gather and rubber-band the stem end of your pumpkin. Find a green mesh bag to make the leaves for your decoration.