Fabric covered pumpkins are all the rage. With a few simple steps, you can make your own fabulous ones at home.


  • Solid foam pumpkin (not one that is hollow in the middle)
  • Acrylic paint (optional)
  • Paint brush (optional)
  • Fabric
  • Scissors
  • Stuff-It II Tool (which can be found here) or knitting needle
  • Hot glue gun
  • Glue stick
  • Wooden stick, trimmed to desired length for stem
  • Artificial leaves


Remove stem from pumpkin. If desired, paint your pumpkin in a color that corresponds with your fabric. This is helpful if you’re using a lighter colored fabric. Let dry completely.

Lay out fabric and place bottom of pumpkin on wrong side. Cut fabric so that it’s long enough to come up around the top of your pumpkin, allowing extra fabric to secure it into pumpkin.

Tightly pull one edge of your fabric up around the top of the pumpkin. Using a Stuff-It II Tool/knitting needle, begin pushing the fabric into the hole where the stem was removed. Repeat with the remaining fabric, working in a circular motion. Once all fabric has been inserted into the pumpkin, trim any excess at the top using scissors. Secure the fabric by placing your tool down into the hole and pushing firmly.

Place a generous amount of hot glue on the top of the pumpkin and insert your wooden stick into it. Let dry for a few moments. Hot glue artificial leaves around the stem, where desired. Let dry for a few moments.


ORANGE & FIELD TIP: Clothes you no longer wear would be put to great use as the fabric for this DIY.